Courtney Collins / KERA News

The Trinity River surged 12 feet above flood level Friday It’s expected to crest at 43 feet Friday night.

And that’s brought a surge of spectators to the Continental Bridge.

Texas Tribune

State lawmakers can go into the final weekend stretch of their legislative session now that they’ve cleared a procedural deadline this week for considering bills.  

Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune talks about which bills did and did not make the cut.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

One of the worst traffic snarls stopped vehicles at a flooded section of Loop 12 under Interstate 30 in West Dallas.

Alan Melson / KERA News

Update: Authorities say a man drowned after his truck was swept into a culvert near Dallas, raising the death toll from recent storms in Texas and Oklahoma to 25 people.

Justin Terveen

This story was originally published on Feb. 1, 2015: It may seem like politicians and planners have spent just a decade or two sparring over the proposed Trinity River toll road, but controversy has swirled around the Trinity much longer than that - ever since folks began settling beside it nearly two centuries ago.

Andy Canales / Commit!

Only about one in three third graders are reading at grade level in Dallas County schools. And that can have big implications down the road since only one in five kids who read below grade level go on to college. A new kind of virtual tutoring aims to tackle that problem even earlier. And the volunteer tutors don’t even have to leave the office.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Twitter

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Three to 7 inches of rain doused North Texas last night, flooding streets and homes. 


Five stories that have North Texas talking: A texting and driving ban has come to a halt; a new portrait for former Gov. Perry; public art to honor Stevie Ray Vaughan; and more.

Krystina Martinez / KERA News

Darlene Ewing presided over one of the few blue counties in Republican Texas as the chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party.

Gus Contreras / KERA

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Floods drench a golf course west of Fort Worth, and leave players little options.