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3:30 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Prime Prep Academy, A Troubled Charter School, Shutting Down Today

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The troubled Prime Prep Academy, co-founded by football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, closed its doors for good today.

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Texas News
3:16 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Judge: Funeral Home Wrongly Sold Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket

This is the original pine coffin used to bury Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963.
Nate D. Sanders Auction House

A judge says the original casket in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried belongs to Oswald's brother, not the funeral home that auctioned it off for more than $87,000.

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Arts
2:21 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Dallas Opera's 'Everest' Has Its World Premiere Tonight

The Everest opera set, in the Winspear Opera House, where its world premiere is set for Friday night.
Karen Almond Dallas Opera

Celebrated British composer Joby Talbot has written for film, television and ballet. Now, at 43, he’s composed his first opera that gets its world premiere by the Dallas Opera Friday night. Everest tells a tale pulled together from survivor stories, including that of North Texan Dr. Beck Weathers.

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Texas News
10:51 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Concealed Carry Would Make College Campuses Less Safe, UT Chancellor Says

Retired Admiral William McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas system, recently spoke at UT-Arlington.
Courtesy UT Arlington

Allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college and university campuses would create "less-safe" environments, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven wrote in a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday.

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Texas News
10:22 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Despite Protesters, Texas Muslims Say They Are Proud Of Their 'Amazing Community'

Muslims from at least five Texas cities visited the state Capitol Thursday to learn about lawmaking.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Buses from across the state carried several hundred Texas Muslims, many of them first-time visitors, to the state Capitol Thursday. They were met by a small but boisterous group of protesters -- and harsh words from at least one legislator.

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KERA Newsroom
9:49 am
Fri January 30, 2015

From The Newsroom: Riding With Texas Muslims; Trinity Problems

Alia Salem, who leads the North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Affairs, told a crowd, “You have to participate or this country will never represent you."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Buses from across the state carried several hundred Texas Muslims to Austin yesterday. Doualy Xaykaothao was on one of those buses. She looks back on what turned out to be an intense day trip. And, a more complete history of Trinity River controversy. 

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Friday Conversation
8:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Before Toll Roads, Levees Were Causing Waves Along The Trinity River

The Trinity River plays an important role in Dallas history.
Justin Terveen

It may seem like politicians and planners have spent just a decade or two sparring over the proposed Trinity River toll road, but controversy has swirled around the Trinity much longer than that - ever since folks began settling beside it nearly two centuries ago.

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The High Five
7:14 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Dallas Is Among The Best Cities For Football Fans, Survey Says

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is a big football town (what a shock); protesters shout at Muslims in Austin; Stagger Lee opens in Dallas today; and more.

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KERA Newsroom
6:44 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

From The Newsroom: Heated Words At Texas Muslim Capitol Day, Smog Symposium

Protesters chant "Jesus" and "Go Home" on the seventh annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Hundreds of Muslim Texans traveled by bus to Austin for regular event that’s known as Texas Muslim Capitol Day. The goal: to learn about the political process and meet with legislators.

On the Capitol steps, the group was greeted by boisterous protesters.

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Texas News
4:25 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Small But Vocal Group Of Protesters Heckle Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Hundreds of Muslims are rallying as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Hundreds of Muslims are rallying in Austin as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day -- but a small group of counter-protesters are trying to shout them down.

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