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8:22 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Some Texas Schools Armed With Military Rifles And Vehicles

Aledo ISD is among some Texas school districts that have received military equipment, such as rifles and armored vehicles.
Aledo Police/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a federal program arms some Texas schools with military rifles; North Dallas was a traffic nightmare Monday afternoon; Mineral Wells is running out of water; and more.

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Texas News
6:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

UT-Dallas Scientist Preparing For Reboot Of Large Hadron Collider

A view of the ATLAS detector during the 2005 installation of a calorimeter that will measure the energies of particles produced when protons collide inside of the detector.
Credit Maximilien Brice / (C) 2005 CERN

Thousands of researchers around the globe are participating in what’s been dubbed the world’s largest science experiment – a particle accelerator in Switzerland called the Large Hadron Collider.

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Texas News
6:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

From Mules To Model Ts To Highways: A 99-Year-Old's Award-Winning Journey

AARP Texas State President Ollie Besteiro presents Frank Kormos with an award for more than two decades of volunteer work.
AARP

For twenty-five years, ninety-nine year-old Frank Kormos volunteered his time teaching older Americans how to drive safely. This weekend, he received the AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute for community service, the Texas Andrus Award.

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Education
5:30 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Dallas Superintendent Miles Expected To Give UpBeat State Of The District Speech Today

DISD Superintendent Mike Miles
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas School Superintendent Mike Miles is expected to take credit for rising graduation rates and a new teacher evaluation system when he gives his State of the District address today. Critics are skeptical.

 

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Texas News
9:13 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Overturned Rig Dangles From Overpass, Tying Up Traffic On Bush Turnpike, Dallas Tollway

A crane has tipped over and is hanging over a bridge at President George Bush Turnpike and the Dallas North Tollway.
Dallas Police Department

The President George Bush Turnpike and Dallas North Tollway interchange was a traffic nightmare Monday afternoon, but it should be ready for Tuesday morning's commute.

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KERA Newsroom
6:46 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: Returning Weapons, Spotlighting Artists

PEOSoldier Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Surplus military weapons, things like night vision goggles and rifles, have been sent to school security officers in Texas and at least one North Texas district is sending them back. 

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Texas News
2:39 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Drillers, But Not Fracking, Tied to Tainted Water, Study Shows

This Vantage Energy natural gas rig was in southwest Arlington in 2013. Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.
Paul Moseley Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study. 

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Texas News
10:34 am
Mon September 15, 2014

In Fort Worth, 9th Naval Construction Regiment Is Decommissioned After 71 Years

Officials honor men and women who have served with the 9th NCR from Fort Worth's Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.
Rusty Baker NAS Fort Worth JRB

Seven decades ago, on an Alaskan island, the 9th Naval Construction Regiment was commissioned to assist World War II efforts. Twenty-six years later, the unit was recommissioned as a reserve unit in Dallas, and eventually moved to Fort Worth. 

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Meet The Palestinian Artists Behind SMU's Current Exhibit

A still from Aissa Deebi's The Trial, which follows the story of Palestinian Communist Daoud Turki.
Aissa Deebi

Palestinians make up a significant part of Israel’s population at 20 percent. Artists in the Palestinian community have shared stories and experiences in the face of conflict in the region through various mediums. SMU's Pollock Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit “Where Are You From?” that runs until September 26. Exhibition curator Noah Simblist and participating artist Aissa Deebi join Krys Boyd today at 1 p.m. on Think.

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KERA Newsroom
9:12 am
Mon September 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Naval Reserve Unit Goes Dark; All About COPD

The 9th Naval Construction Regiment was decommissioned yesterday in Fort Worth. The unit has served for 71 years.
Richard W. Rodriguez The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A World War II-era reserve unit was decommissioned in Fort Worth yesterday. Also, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can start innocently with shortness of breath and a cough. We’ll learn more about the cluster of diseases called COPD in this week’s Vital Signs.

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