Texas News http://keranews.org en With New Cottages, Dallas' Homeless Getting Keys To A Better Future http://keranews.org/post/new-cottages-dallas-homeless-getting-keys-better-future <p></p><p></p><p>Chronic homelessness can seem unsolvable. People bounce around from the street to jail to hospitals and back to the street. On Thursday, ground was broken on an $8 million effort to stop that cycle in southern Dallas. It's called the <a href="http://www.contects.com/projects/cottages-hickory-crossing?bc=list">Cottages at Hickory Crossing</a>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:16:09 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 48221 at http://keranews.org With New Cottages, Dallas' Homeless Getting Keys To A Better Future Marking The One-Year Anniversary Of The West Explosion http://keranews.org/post/marking-one-year-anniversary-west-explosion <p>Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the day when West, Texas, changed forever. A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked the small town in McLennan County, killing 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, and injuring more than 200.</p><p>A memorial service, called West 4-17 Forever Forward, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the West Fair and Rodeo Grounds. A moment of silence will be observed at 7:51 p.m., marking the time of the explosion.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:01:49 +0000 Eric Aasen & Doualy Xaykaothao 48121 at http://keranews.org Marking The One-Year Anniversary Of The West Explosion South Korea Ferry Disaster Sends Shock Waves All The Way To North Texas http://keranews.org/post/south-korea-ferry-disaster-sends-shock-waves-all-way-north-texas <p>The ferry that sank off the Korean peninsula is sending shock waves all the way to North Texas.</p><p>Minjung<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kim got word of the ship sinking overnight, and immediately went to work, getting the latest details for her broadcast on <a href="http://dalkora.com/">Dallas Korean Radio</a>, AM 730.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Especially the fact that most of the passengers were young high school kids makes this tragedy even more painful,” Kim told KERA. “The whole nation of Korea is in shock.”</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:19:47 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 48104 at http://keranews.org South Korea Ferry Disaster Sends Shock Waves All The Way To North Texas Dallas Is The Worst Outdoor City In America, Outside Magazine Declares http://keranews.org/post/dallas-worst-outdoor-city-america-outside-magazine-declares <p>Dallas isn’t outdoorsy, <em>Outside</em> magazine says. It calls Dallas “outdoor-challenged.” In fact, the magazine has declared that Dallas is the worst outdoor city in the country.</p><p><em>Outside</em> surveyed the 50 biggest cities in the country. So how did the magazine crunch the numbers?</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:03:04 +0000 Eric Aasen 48043 at http://keranews.org Dallas Is The Worst Outdoor City In America, Outside Magazine Declares UT-Austin To Pluck Maroon Bluebonnets, But Flower Creator Says It's No Prank http://keranews.org/post/ut-austin-pluck-maroon-bluebonnets-flower-creator-says-its-no-prank <p>There’s another twist in the scandal that should be known as Bluebonnet-gate. Or maybe we should call it Maroonbonnet-gate?</p><p>That’s not exactly the color of choice for University of Texas Longhorns. So when maroon-and-white bluebonnets began sprouting in the shadow of the UT Tower this spring, the burnt-orange brigades saw red. Accusations flew.</p><p>Two Texas A&amp;M horticulturists developed a maroon bluebonnet, but one told KERA he doesn’t think the UT version is the real thing.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:10:38 +0000 Eric Aasen & Krystina Martinez 48044 at http://keranews.org UT-Austin To Pluck Maroon Bluebonnets, But Flower Creator Says It's No Prank 15 Amazing Things You Should Know About Texas Bluebonnets http://keranews.org/post/15-amazing-things-you-should-know-about-texas-bluebonnets <p>It’s time for the bluebonnet bonanza.</p><p>For just a few sweet weeks across North Texas, bluebonnets are in bloom. But act fast: They don’t last long. They’re about to peak across the metro area. (You have until Easter weekend to catch the peak.) But the flowers should last through the end of April – and perhaps into early May if we’re lucky.</p><p>Texans have long been fascinated by bluebonnets. Join us as we travel virtually through the bluebonnets – you might just learn something new about Texas’ favorite flower.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:32:06 +0000 Eric Aasen 47833 at http://keranews.org 15 Amazing Things You Should Know About Texas Bluebonnets Conjoined Twin Boys Who Were Separated Are Leaving Medical City Children’s Hospital http://keranews.org/post/conjoined-twin-boys-who-were-separated-are-leaving-medical-city-children-s-hospital <p>The conjoined twins who were separated last summer are one step closer to going home with their family.</p><p>Owen and Emmett Ezell were released Wednesday morning from Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. They’re heading to a local inpatient rehabilitation center.</p><p>Instead of being hooked to breathing machines, the 9-month-old boys are breathing on their own, with the assistance of a trachea breathing tube.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30:19 +0000 Eric Aasen 48033 at http://keranews.org Conjoined Twin Boys Who Were Separated Are Leaving Medical City Children’s Hospital Hot, Hot, Hot: In Dallas And Fort Worth, One In 10 Homes Sells Within Just 72 Hours http://keranews.org/post/hot-hot-hot-dallas-and-fort-worth-one-10-homes-sells-within-just-72-hours <p>The housing market in North Texas is hot, hot, hot.</p><p>It’s so hot that if you’re selling a home, be prepared to have a place to live – because it’s likely to sell quickly, <a href="http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2014/texas-colorado-northwest-high-demand.html#.U01f11f_POP">according to a new national survey issued by the Redfin Research Center.</a></p><p>Dallas is ranked No. 5 on a list of the country’s fastest housing markets in March. In Dallas, 14 percent of homes sold within three days.</p><p>Fort Worth is ranked No. 8. Slightly more than 10 percent of Fort Worth homes sold within three days.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:58:56 +0000 Eric Aasen 48022 at http://keranews.org Hot, Hot, Hot: In Dallas And Fort Worth, One In 10 Homes Sells Within Just 72 Hours Dallas Remembers Civil Rights Attorney And The City's First Black Judge: Louis A. Bedford http://keranews.org/post/dallas-remembers-civil-rights-attorney-and-citys-first-black-judge-louis-bedford <p>Louis A. Bedford Jr. was born in Dallas, in the 1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan was rampant and Texas enforced Jim Crow laws. Four decades later, he became the city’s first black judge, and eventually helped other blacks into city and state politics.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:26:10 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 47888 at http://keranews.org Dallas Remembers Civil Rights Attorney And The City's First Black Judge: Louis A. Bedford In Ennis, Families Form Memories Amid The Bluebonnet Fields http://keranews.org/post/ennis-families-form-memories-amid-bluebonnet-fields <p>It’s 9:30 in the morning, the sun is bright, and about two dozen ladies from the Ennis Garden Club have hopped on a bus.</p><p>They’re taking a tour of miles and miles of bluebonnet fields. These flower detectives are on a mission: Spot as many blooms as possible.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eric Aasen 47832 at http://keranews.org In Ennis, Families Form Memories Amid The Bluebonnet Fields