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Students at Hood Middle School in Dallas took part in a historic election Friday. During lunch, they voted to change the name of their school. Some say the mostly minority school shouldn’t be named after a Confederate general.

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The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: The kids at Hood Middle School in Dallas took part in a historic election Friday. During lunch, they voted for the idea of changing their school's name. That's because the Pleasant Grove school is named after a Confederate general.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The boil water notice has been lifted for parts of far north Fort Worth. The city yesterday notified residents in the affected area not to drink the tap water after an error led to the draining of an elevated water tank and a loss of water pressure.

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This week’s Iowa caucuses were a mixed bag for Texas candidates. Ted Cruz topped the Republican field, but three hopefuls who grew up Texan cratered – Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul. Paul suspended his campaign later in the week. The day before that happened, his father, former Texas Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, was in town to speak at UT-Arlington.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: order a 24-karat-gold-covered pizza on Super Bowl Sunday; you can't get an Uber in Midland or Galveston; travel to the moon; and more.

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A new type of weather radar is being tested in North Texas – it was used during December’s deadly tornadoes; and it has a long name: Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of The Atmosphere or CASA. Mark Fox is with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth and he explores the future of Texas weather technology.

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The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: Thousands of residents in far North Fort Worth are being told to boil their water on Thursday because it might be contaminated. Restaurants are closed, schools have shut down water fountains and the city is handing out bottled water. KERA reports on how residents are coping.

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Thousands of residents in far North Fort Worth are being told to boil their water today because of possible contamination. Restaurants are closed, schools have shut down water fountains and the city is handing out bottled water.

The city started handing out water early this morning – first from small tanker trucks and then in packages of bottled water. 

Jonathan Stickland Eats His Words In Tough Primary

Feb 4, 2016
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Before Jonathan Stickland became the Texas Legislature’s most boisterous “former fetus,” he was ~Stick, a minor celebrity in the obscure backwaters of the Internet.

Across Texas, Uber Puts Cities In Tough Spot

Feb 4, 2016
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As Uber attempts to leverage its fast-growing popularity and bend cities to its will, three Texas cities face serious questions this week about their willingness to accommodate the app-based vehicle-for-hire company by changing local laws. 

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