The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.


The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: U.S. Supreme Court puts Texas abortion restriction on hold while it mulls case over.

Today on Think, Krys Boyd spoke with the Plano couple who was part of a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes have been together for 18 years. And beyond the legal rights that Friday’s Supreme Court ruling allows them, Holmes says that getting married will also allow the couple to publicly demonstrate their commitment to one another.

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A familiar face is returning to the Dallas Independent School District. Michael Hinojosa is back – as the district’s interim superintendent.  On Friday night, the Dallas school board named Hinojosa the interim leader after Mike Miles resigned last week. 

Supreme Court Thwarts EPA Mercury Rules In A Victory For Texas

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A coalition of states including Texas has defeated the Environmental Protection Agency in a battle over major regulations on mercury, acid gases and other toxic metals emissions that spew from power plants, including many plants in Texas.


The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions.

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The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.


The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A familiar face is returning to the Dallas school district to be its interim leader. Michael Hinojosa, who was superintendent from 2006 to 2011, will be returning to assume the post while the district searches for a news superintendent.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: State leaders search for loophole in same-sex marriage law; celebrate Independence Day in Dallas; so long, Bikinis, Texas; and more. 


Hospital stays can be stressful for anyone. Worse, though, for about seven million patients each year who suffer from delirium. It’s a sudden state of confusion that can last from hours to days and well after release.

Megan Wheeler, an adult clinical nurse specialist, has been involved in Baylor Scott White Health’s research on preventing delirium in elderly patients. She spoke with Sam Baker for our series, Vital Signs.