Millions of kids play the computer game Minecraft. That’s inspired the University of Texas at Dallas to create its own game, something called Polycraft World. Winners get more than bragging rights. They win $5,000 UTD scholarships.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: TCU off-campus parties are getting rowdier; a Texas Congress member plans to run for House speaker; the governor supports the “In God We Trust” police stickers; and more.
William McRaven took over as chancellor of the UT System at the beginning of 2015. Already he's had to navigate major changes in how the statewide system operates, and form new plans to accommodate the new campus carry law that goes into effect for the fall 2016 semester.
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was in Fort Worth on Monday to give a talk to the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth, unveiling a tax plan that he says will ease the burden on working families and simplify the tax code by creating a single tax bracket and reducing the number of personal deductions to two.
The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Rick Santorum outlined his new flat tax plan in front of the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth. The former Pennsylvania senator also criticized his own party for not connecting with poor and working-class voters.
FORT DODGE, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz opened a packed swing through early voting Iowa on Monday by blasting leaders in his own party for contemplating changes to the presidential primary calendar, calling it “lunacy” and a “terrible idea.”