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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

Floods drench a golf course west of Fort Worth, and leave players little options. 

Next, Masters golf champ Jordan Spieth returns home for some home cooking at the Byron Nelson in Irving. 

Finally, there's a peculiar new mural at the Amon Carter Musuem. Art&Seek's Anne Bothwell sits down with Esther Pearl Watson to chat about the new piece of art. 

Home Cooking For Spieth At The Byron Nelson

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For the second week in a row, Jordan Spieth is getting some home cooking. And a lot of love like the reception he got on the 18th hole at Colonial last week.

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Update, 3:50 p.m.: Authorities say floodwaters from the swollen Brazos River are lapping at the foundations of 11 homes in a North Texas community west of Fort Worth.

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Between now and the end of July, a North Texas college student will have traveled to four different continents to compete at the highest level of taekwondo. She’ll fight the Paraguay Open this weekend. Jackie Galloway hopes all her travels lead to one place: the Olympics.

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday turned one of his highest legislative priorities into law, signing a bill aimed at improving early education in Texas.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: While Central Texas deals with the cleanup from flooding, other cities across Texas are keeping on eye on swollen lakes and rivers. Residents in Midlothian are cautiously watching nearby Padera Lake. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: record-setting rain for Texas; a shark fin ban is in the works; Jordan Spieth is at the Byron Nelson; and more.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

About 250 homes are being evacuated along the Brazos River in Parker County, west of Fort Worth. 

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Authorities on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about 350 homes west of Fort Worth because the swollen Brazos River was expected to flood the area.

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Instead of having to go to the doctors for a checkup, how about getting a physical every day, without having to do anything at all? Starting this fall, a senior citizen will move in to a live-in laboratory in Fort Worth.