Government http://keranews.org en Ray Hutchison Remembered As Powerful Force Behind North Texas Landmarks http://keranews.org/post/ray-hutchison-remembered-powerful-force-behind-north-texas-landmarks <p>Former President George W. Bush and U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz were among the political elite who celebrated the life of Ray Hutchison Thursday.</p><p>The 81-year-old husband of former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison died Sunday of a heart problem, leaving behind a legacy that includes many of the biggest public projects in Dallas-Fort Worth. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:38:27 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47492 at http://keranews.org Ray Hutchison Remembered As Powerful Force Behind North Texas Landmarks Dallas City Council Approves Partial Plastic Bag Ban And 5-Cent Retailer Fee http://keranews.org/post/dallas-city-council-approves-partial-plastic-bag-ban-and-5-cent-retailer-fee <p>Want to use a plastic carryout bag at your favorite store in Dallas?</p><p>It will soon cost you.</p><p></p><p>The Dallas City Council Wednesday morning voted 8-6 to approve a partial ban on plastic bags – the kind you see flying around on freeways and in trees.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:10:32 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao & Eric Aasen 47059 at http://keranews.org Dallas City Council Approves Partial Plastic Bag Ban And 5-Cent Retailer Fee Learn More About Dallas’ Bid For 2016 GOP Convention (Video) http://keranews.org/post/learn-more-about-dallas-bid-2016-gop-convention-video <p>GOP leaders should choose Dallas for its 2016 convention because the city has plenty of hotel rooms, has the ability to raise enough funding, is centrally located, and has a proven track record of hosting big events.</p><p>Those are some of the highlights of the city's proposal to host the Republican Convention. Dallas officials have kept a tight lid on details -- until now. Today, various Dallas representatives are in Washington to make their pitch. They include Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau President Phillip Jones and retired U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. A press conference is being held this morning in Washington to discuss the city's presentation.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:52:05 +0000 Eric Aasen & Shelley Kofler 46823 at http://keranews.org Learn More About Dallas’ Bid For 2016 GOP Convention (Video) Don Huffines, Likely Headed To Texas Senate, Supports Term Limits, School Choice, Creationism http://keranews.org/post/don-huffines-likely-headed-texas-senate-supports-term-limits-school-choice-creationism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When real estate developer Don </span>Huffines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> narrowly defeated John Carona, Dallas County’s long-serving state senator, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in the Republican primary, he promised to take a conservative, tea party approach to issues in Austin.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:29:33 +0000 Shelley Kofler 46713 at http://keranews.org Don Huffines, Likely Headed To Texas Senate, Supports Term Limits, School Choice, Creationism Major International Child Porn Bust Reveals 5 Victims From Dallas http://keranews.org/post/major-international-child-porn-bust-reveals-5-victims-dallas <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-7be15dab-d6bf-6e1d-f32b-1bc98289f69d"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) identified five victims from Dallas in one of the agency’s largest operations to uncover an extensive child pornography network that was mostly run from Louisiana.</span></span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:54:15 +0000 David Chong 46665 at http://keranews.org Major International Child Porn Bust Reveals 5 Victims From Dallas On Election Day, Be Picture-Perfect With A Photo ID http://keranews.org/post/election-day-be-picture-perfect-photo-id <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here’s a reminder that will make it easier and faster to vote Tuesday: Take one of the seven approved forms of a photo ID with you.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:30:16 +0000 Shelley Kofler 45969 at http://keranews.org On Election Day, Be Picture-Perfect With A Photo ID Dallas Mayor Says Company Suing City Is Playing A 'Game Of Poker' http://keranews.org/post/dallas-mayor-says-company-suing-city-playing-game-poker <p>Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says a $30 million lawsuit filed Thursday by Trinity East Energy is the latest in a “game of poker.” The gas drilling company is suing the city, claiming it breached a contract that would have allowed it to drill on city property.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:51:38 +0000 Shelley Kofler 45260 at http://keranews.org Dallas Mayor Says Company Suing City Is Playing A 'Game Of Poker' Joel Burns, Who's Resigning From Fort Worth Council, Reflects On His Tearful Viral Anti-Bully Speech http://keranews.org/post/joel-burns-whos-resigning-fort-worth-council-reflects-his-tearful-viral-anti-bully-speech <p>Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns is resigning the seat that State Sen. Wendy Davis once held. Burns, who is openly gay, has been in office since 2008. Burns talked to KERA about his time on the council, plans to attend Harvard this fall, and that tearful, unexpected council speech four years ago that went viral online.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:46:38 +0000 Bill Zeeble 45206 at http://keranews.org Joel Burns, Who's Resigning From Fort Worth Council, Reflects On His Tearful Viral Anti-Bully Speech Dallas' New City Manager: An Insider Trying To Be A 'Change Agent' http://keranews.org/post/dallas-new-city-manager-insider-trying-be-change-agent <p>Dallas and its new city manager put the finishing touches on his contract this week. A.C. Gonzalez is officially in the top job, after spending much of the last two decades working for his predecessors.</p><p>In this week’s Friday Conversation, Gonzalez talks about the challenges of the job, the size of his salary and how a longtime insider positions himself as “change agent.”</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Holter 44945 at http://keranews.org Dallas' New City Manager: An Insider Trying To Be A 'Change Agent' Commissioner Says Dallas County Shouldn't Spend More Money To Update Voter Records http://keranews.org/post/commissioner-says-dallas-county-shouldnt-spend-more-money-update-voter-records <p>Dallas County Commissioners are discussing whether to pony up more money to reach voters whose photo IDs don’t match their elections records.</p><p>The Democratic county judge says it’s an effort to make sure everyone who’s registered gets to vote, but the commission’s lone Republican thinks there’s another reason.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Shelley Kofler 44782 at http://keranews.org Commissioner Says Dallas County Shouldn't Spend More Money To Update Voter Records