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From The Newsroom: Critic Says High Tech Hospitals Need Some Human Touch

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Dallas has been a medical construction zone for a couple of years now. UT Southwestern opened its $800 million Clements Hospital in December. Down the street, the new $1.3 billion Parkland Memorial Hospital will start seeing patients in August.

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In Dallas, the $800 million Clements University Hospital opened to patients in December. Later this summer, the $1.3 billion dollar Parkland Memorial Hospital will open. Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster says despite their high-tech gadgets, both hospitals are lacking the human touch. 

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The Supreme Court may have legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, but for some gay and lesbian couples in Texas, getting a marriage license isn’t so simple.

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He’s back. Former Dallas superintendent Michael Hinojosa was unanimously named interim superintendent by the school board late Friday.

Texas Won't Track Gay Marriage Numbers

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On the first day of legal same-sex marriage in Texas, more than 630 couples received licenses in 10 of the state's largest counties, according to numbers provided by clerk's offices.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Tomorrow, the state will begin offering benefits to the spouses and children of gay and lesbian employees. However, getting a marriage license may be difficult for some couples because some county clerks are refusing to hand them out.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: six people are charged after heckling Joel Osteen; some Texas clerks refuse same-sex marriage licenses; Texas abortion clinics get a reprieve – for now; and more.


An obituary following his death June 20 called Daniel Weiser arguably the most powerful Dallas political figure who never sought elected office. Journalist Bob Ray Sanders explains in this commentary why voters in recent Dallas elections owe him a thank you.


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.