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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund has decided to stop looking for a solution to the glare cast by Museum Tower. 

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Texas cities like Houston and Dallas became a place of refuge for thousands of evacuees.

Many were fleeing deplorable conditions at the Louisiana Superdome, which was set up as a temporary shelter. Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller says it was a scramble to organize relief efforts.  

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There's a new development in the ongoing battle over glare from the Museum Tower. The board of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System has voted to stop looking for a solution to the glare cast by the tower. 

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The Allen Eagles are finally back in their state-of-the-art stadium. The $60 million facility closed its doors in February 2014 after large cracks were found in the concrete. But tonight the football state champions are kicking off their first home game since repairs were finished last spring.

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the disaster that followed reshaped New Orleans and had a dramatic impact elsewhere. Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and non-profit groups recall the scramble to care for thousands of evacuees.

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The storm and the disaster that followed reshaped New Orleans and had a dramatic impact to North Texas, and beyond.

About 26,000 evacuees made their way to Red Cross shelters near Dallas. The influx of people shocked the city.

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After Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans, many flocked to North Texas. Meet Kenny and Annette, a couple born and raised in the Greater New Orleans area, just two blocks from the Lower Ninth Ward.  The hurricane played a role in splitting up their previous marriages. In North Texas, Kenny and Annette found each other. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas school board members planned to talk behind closed doors about Michael Hinojosa's performance as interim superintendent. 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors before he became the state's top lawyer.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ken Paxton appears in court; the SPCA removes scores of animals from an area home; Fifty Shades of Grey has a North Texas connection; and more.

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