Local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: DISD lost a bid this morning to consolidate its offices into one building. Also, Dallas County's incoming district attorney talks about regrets, and a look at the ugly Christmas sweater trend.
Maybe you’re heading to an ugly Christmas sweater party this weekend. And the uglier the better. Some are finding the perfect outfit at a pop-up sweater store in East Dallas called the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop. KERA’s Eric Aasen stopped by to do some shopping.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: how did a Texas plumber’s truck end up in Syria?; Dallas police look for a real-life Scrooge; it’s going to be crazy busy at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; and more.
In 13 days, Dallas County gets a new district attorney. Susan Hawk will be the first woman in the job, and she won it last month from the first African-American D.A., Craig Watkins. She’s also the only Dallas Republican to win countywide this election year. She sat down to talk about some of her plans as the next district attorney.
Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: District Attorney-elect Susan Hawk is the only Dallas Republican to win countywide this election year and will be the first woman in the job. She joins us for this week’s Friday Conversation. And we hear why Richardson’s Tuzer Ballet Company members feel a bit somber as they undertake a 30th anniversary production of The Nutcracker this weekend.
The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Family members of the three men who died in last week's downtown fire want answers. Also, how Millenial attitudes are changing consumer spending, and a Fort Worth art exhibit captures the gritty style of New York artists in the 1980's.
Administrators at Guyer High School in Denton County got tired of seeing immigrant kids miss out on college. The school started a new mentoring program with the University of North Texas to bring college students to campus in the hopes that college will seem a little less far away.