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10:33 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Fort Worth Celebrates National Day Of The American Cowboy

Fort Worth celebrated its cowboy heritage saturday during National Day of the American Cowboy.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

A herd of Texas Longhorns, a cow chip throwing contest, and cowboy karaoke attracted large crowds on Saturday, during Fort Worth's National Day of the American Cowboy. KERA will have audio of that story Monday. But take a look at our photo gallery for a sneak peak of what we'll bring you. 

Government
8:08 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

What Led Up to John Wiley Price's Arrest Friday? Here's A Look

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, emerging from Dallas' federal courthouse, where he pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, fraud and other charges
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas County’s longest serving, most controversial and only African American Commissioner, John Wiley Price, was arrested and named in a 13-count indictment today alleging conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. Three co-defendants were also named. A three-year investigation led up to Friday’s arrest. What started it? Here’s a look.

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Texas News
7:48 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Neighbors React To The Arrest Of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price

Oak Cliff resident Kenneth Moore says neighbor John Wiley Price is a good man, who will be hard to replace.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

At Lake Cliff Park in southwest Dallas, across from the home of John Wiley Price, a man pulled up in his white SUV, got out of his vehicle, and raised his fists in the air, yelling “victory.”  

That was one reaction to the arrest of the long-time Dallas County Commissioner. Here’s another, from neighbor Charles Reeder, who was sitting under a tree, trying to escape the summer heat.

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Government
7:12 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Price Supporters Call His Arrest A "Raw Deal" While Most Of His Critics Remain Silent

A car "wrapped" with life-sized photo of John Wiley Price sat at the commissioner court building Friday.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Following John Wiley Price’s arrest Friday morning, a layer of quiet concern seemed to settle over the offices where he was sworn in 29 years ago as the first African American on the Dallas County Commission.

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John Wiley Price Indictment
7:07 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

The Indictment Of John Wiley Price: A Special Report

From left to right: Kelly Carpenter, special agent with the IRS; Sarah Saldana, U.S. Attorney; and Diego Rodriguez, FBI special agent at the press conference announcing John Wiley Price's indictment.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

A special report from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested today on charges of bribery, conspiracy, and tax fraud. Bill Zeeble breaks down the indictment as well as the events that led up to his arrest, and county officials and constituents react.

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John Wiley Price Indictment
6:25 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Watch John Wiley Price After His 1991 Trial: 'It's A Racist System' [Video]

John Wiley Price in 1991.
Credit KERA

In 1991, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was found guilty of a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 75 days in jail for breaking the windshield wipers off a woman’s car during a protest. Here is news coverage from KERA-TV of his weeklong trial and sentencing more than 20 years ago.

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Texas News
4:54 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

John Wiley Price Arrested, Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery Charges

Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, shown in a file photo, was arrested Friday morning.
BJ Austin KERA News

FBI agents arrested longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Friday morning following a years-long investigation. Federal officials charged him with taking nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for political favors.

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John Wiley Price Indictment
1:36 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

John Wiley Price Is 'A Man Of Faith,' Says Pastor Who Knows Him Well

Frederick Haynes, senior pastor at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, says that John Wiley Price is a man of faith.
Credit Frederick Haynes/Friendship-West Baptist Church

Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is a man of faith – and he’s been relying on that faith as the federal government has been investigating him, says a pastor who knows him well.

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Friday Conversation
8:18 am
Fri July 25, 2014

New Bike Czar Ashley Haire On The Roadblocks To Making Dallas Bike-Friendly

Ashley Haire moved to Texas two years ago to work on the "Horseshoe" highway project in downtown Dallas. She took over as the city of Dallas' bike coordinator in May.
Credit Portland State University

No doubt about it: North Texas is car country. The League of American Bicyclists ranked the 70 biggest U.S. cities in share of bike commuters, and four of the bottom 12 were in North Texas. Dallas came in at No. 65, and the city's new bike czar. Ashley Haire, is determined to change that. She sits down with KERA's vice president of news, Rick Holter, in this week's Friday Conversation.

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Texas News
8:06 am
Fri July 25, 2014

And The World Record For Breast Milk Donations Goes To...North Texas

The pasteurization and mixing lab at the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas in Fort Worth.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Is it something in the water? Because according to Guinness World Records, several North Texas women are among the most prolific producers of breastmilk in the world.

Until July 24th, Brittani Goodson was the world record holder for Most Breastmilk Donated.

"My Guinness World Record is 33,410 U.S. fluid ounces," she says.  That's more than 261 gallons.

 

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