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10:33 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

'We Will Prevail:' Gov. Perry Turns Himself In At Travis County Jail

Gov. Rick Perry spoke after he was booked Tuesday afternoon.
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Gov. Rick Perry arrived at the Travis County Jail around 5 p.m. Tuesday for his booking. Hundreds of people gathered, many chanting “Perry! Perry! Perry!”

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KERA Newsroom
7:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: Perry Gets Booked, Couples Get A Memory Boost

Governor Rick Perry's mug shot.
Credit The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Governor Rick Perry turned himself in for booking at the Travis County Courthouse about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Supporters cheered as he spoke briefly at what sounded more like a political rally. And sleep and marital bliss might help you remember things.  

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Health/Science
4:57 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Think: 2 Tips For Improved Memory

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If you’re constantly misplacing your keys and forgetting items on your grocery list, you probably just chalk it up to a bad memory. There are, however, steps you can take to improve your ability to retain information. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a neuroscientist to get a few tips.

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Politics
2:14 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Perry PAC Ad Defends Governor's Veto And Highlights Travis County DA Arrest

Gov. Rick Perry was indicted Friday for coercion and official oppression for promising to veto funding for the state public integrity unit.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

Gov. Rick Perry's new political action committee has released a video responding to his indictment on felony charges of abuse of power.

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KERA's Class Of '17
12:20 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

The Pricey Game Of Youth Sports: Using A Private Coach To Boost Hoop Dreams

Ricky Rijos takes a break from the group session with private coach Tyler Relph, at the Sportsplex on Valley View
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Ricky Rijos is ratcheting up his hoop dreams. Ricky, who’s a member of KERA’s Class of ’17, has left one private basketball coach for a new, pricier one – whose clients include NBA and top college players. 

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KERA Newsroom
11:01 am
Tue August 19, 2014

KERA Newsroom: Paying Up For Medicaid -- And Youth Sports

Two key state lawmakers from opposing parties say they haven’t given up on creating a plan that would allow Texas to collect tens of billions of federal Medicaid dollars tied to the Affordable Care Act.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA newsroom: Texas could still wrangle Medicaid money under the Affordable Care Act if two impassioned lawmakers have their way; Bill Zeeble checks in with our Class of '17 basketball player who's trading up; we indulge in delicacies of the State Fair. 

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The High Five
7:55 am
Tue August 19, 2014

George Strait’s Farewell Concert At AT&T Stadium To Air On CMT

George Strait’s farewell performance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington will be featured on CMT next week.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the latest on Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment; the State Fair of Texas names the top new foods at this year’s fair; a tick can make you allergic to meat; and more.

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Vital Signs
10:18 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

New FDA Rules On What's Really 'Gluten-Free'

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Not all products labeled as “gluten-free” or some variation of it were actually free of the protein that can cause life-threatening illness in millions of Americans.

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Government
9:50 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Lawmakers Ready To Again Back A 'Texas Solution' To Obamacare

Texas Tribune Editor-In-Chief Evan Smith, Rep. Garnet Coleman, and Rep. John Zerwas discuss another try at passing legislation to access billions in Affordable Care Act funding.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Two key state lawmakers from opposing parties say they haven’t given up on creating a plan that would allow Texas to collect billions of federal Medicaid dollars tied to the Affordable Care Act.

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KERA Newsroom
6:47 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: DART Connects To DFW, What’s Next For The Governor

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The longest light rail system in the U.S. now connects to the largest airport in Texas. DART’s Orange Line has pulled into DFW station.

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