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11:34 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Following Ebola, Texas Health Resources Makes Fortune's 'Best Companies' List

Texas Health Resources, parent company of Texas Health Presbyterian, has been named one of the country's best companies for workers.
Cooper Neill/Texas Tribune

Texas Health Resources, which attracted worldwide headlines last fall for the way one of its hospitals misdiagnosed a patient who had Ebola, has been named one of the country’s best companies for workers.

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Texas News
11:08 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Texas Population Could Double By 2050

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr flickr.com/photos/auvet/

A report is projecting the state's population to double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same pace it did in the last decade.

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KERA Newsroom
9:35 am
Fri March 6, 2015

From The Newsroom: Neiman's Digital Mirror; Oil Business Woes

The Neiman Marcus Memory Mirror takes some estimation out of the dressing room selection process.
Thom Jackson http://blog.neimanmarcus.com/

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Neiman Marcus is the first store with a full-size mirror that records outfit try-on sessions and shares them online. And the slide in oil prices is a relief for drivers, but it’s sent the Texas oil business into a ditch.

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Friday Conversation
8:25 am
Fri March 6, 2015

The Texas Oil Slump Is Driving Companies (And Workers) Into A Corner

The number of U.S. oil rigs is the lowest it’s been in 5 years.
Esteban Monclova The Texas Tribune

The slide in oil prices has been good news for drivers, but it’s sent the Texas oil business into a ditch. James Osborne has been digging into the implications of the bust. He’s the energy writer for the Dallas Morning News, and he joins KERA’s vice president of news Rick Holter for this week’s Friday Conversation. 

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The High Five
7:33 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Celebrate 40 Years Of Monty Python On KERA Saturday

KERA-TV was the first station in the U.S. to introduce Monty Python to an American audience.
Wikipedia

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Wal-Mart family member is Texas’ richest person; Texas' population could double by 2050; celebrate 40 years of Monty Python; and more.

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Business
5:30 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Neiman Marcus Brings High-Tech Memory Mirror To Dallas

Neiman Marcus customer Laurie Schneider tries on a dress in front of the store's digital mirror. It records a video of her, so she can view the outfit at every angle and see others she's tried on side by side.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Neiman Marcus, Dallas’ famous high-end retailer, is the first store with a full-size digital mirror. It records what you try on so you can compare clothes side by side then lets you share those looks with others online. Visit Neiman’s Innovation Lab and its Willow Bend store for a look.

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Education
8:07 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

After Another Winter Storm, Schools Seek Help From Texas For Snow Days

DISD parents crowd a school board briefing Thursday on the third snow day this school year.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Most North Texas school kids reveled in their third day off in the last two weeks Thursday -- with spring break coming for many next week. But those days off create headaches for districts trying to reschedule snow and ice days.

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KERA Newsroom
6:57 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

From The Newsroom: A Record Snowfall; Aiming For Hoop Glory

North Texans enjoyed what could be the last bit of winter weather.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Three to seven inches of snow blanketed North Texas. This could be the last gasp of winter for the region, so adults, kids, and even dogs were out to enjoy it.

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Education
6:20 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Bryan Adams Girls Go For A First-Ever State Basketball Title

Bryan Adams senior Qu’ijhia Walker practices ahead of the state championships
Dianna Douglas

Girls’ basketball teams from high schools across Texas are on their way to the state championships in San Antonio. Bryan Adams High School in Dallas earned a spot in the Final Four this year.

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KERA Weather Blog
5:20 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

With Warmer Weather, Snow Starts To Melt; Schools Prepare To Open Friday

In Dallas, Klyde Warren Park was snowy and peaceful Thursday morning.
Greer Wilson-Chavez

Update, 5:06 p.m. Thursday: Schools are starting to announce they will be open Friday. Fort Worth ISD says it will be open tomorrow.

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