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11:33 am
Wed February 25, 2015

In Stephenville, Relief After Guilty Verdict In 'American Sniper' Killing Trial

Chris Kyle was remembered at a 2013 memorial service at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

The town of Stephenville is buzzing about Tuesday night's quick conviction of Eddie Ray Routh in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and a friend at a shooting range.

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KERA Weather Blog
10:29 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Snow Falls Across North Texas This Morning; Heaviest Amounts South Of Dallas

The snow wasn't sticking to streets, but the weather was still causing problems on the roads in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Police Twitter/@fortworthpd

Snow has been falling across Dallas-Fort Worth through the morning, and a winter weather advisory remains in effect for North Texas until noon Wednesday. 

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KERA Newsroom
10:24 am
Wed February 25, 2015

From The Newsroom: 'American Sniper' Verdict; Depression And Memory Problems

Some thought the 10 female and two male jurors would spend days deliberating, instead they spent an hour eating a late dinner, and another hour reaching their decision: Eddie Ray Routh is guilty.
Paul Moseley The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The snow's not over, if North Texas weather makes good on this week's forecast; Doualy Xaykaothao reports from Stephenville; the link between depressive thoughts and memory deficiencies is solid, according to a new study. 

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The High Five
8:42 am
Wed February 25, 2015

'Protect The Alamo' Proposal Faces Skepticism In Texas Senate Hearing

The Alamo in San Antonio.
Angi English Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Alamo takes center stage at a Texas Senate hearing; move over sleet -- here comes the snow; a guilty verdict in the "American Sniper" trial; and more.

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Education
8:20 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Practice Academic Contest Draws Hundreds Of High Schoolers

A math contest at Ryan High School, during a UIL practice meet
Dianna Douglas

Hundreds of high school students from all over North Texas gathered in Denton last weekend to practice for the state’s biggest academic competition. They took tests, wrote stories, and performed monologues—all in the hopes of becoming the best at their favorite school subject.

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KERA Weather Blog
11:38 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

North Texas Could See 1 To 4 Inches Of Snow Wednesday

Snow is in the forecast -- parts of North Texas could see up to 4 inches of snow Wednesday.

Move over sleet: Here comes the snow. We're watching the skies overnight for snowflakes. 

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News
7:33 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Road Crews Prepare For More Winter Weather -- With Brine

Jason Skidmore, NTTA maintenance supervisor and "brine master," holding beaker used to prepare the precise mix of salt and water that'll be sprayed on icy toll roads
Bill Zeeble KERA News

With ice in the rear-view mirror and snow arriving Wednesday morning, North Texas road crews are gearing up for another round of winter. Three big techniques help make roads passable: chemicals, “brine” and the old standby -- sand.

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

From The Newsroom: Science Of Snow Removal, The Cost Of No Bank Account

Beshef Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

With ice and snow all over this week’s forecast, a look at the big three techniques used to make roads passable.

And KERA’s series One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood examines the cost of not banking.

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One Crisis Away
6:11 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Inside Dallas' Jubilee Park Neighborhood, Bank Accounts Are Hard To Find

Jubilee Park is a Dallas neighborhood wedged between Interstate 30 and Fair Park.

In KERA’s series One Crisis Away: Inside a Neighborhood, we look at the high price of being poor in a place called Jubilee Park. The Dallas neighborhood is sandwiched between Interstate 30 and Fair Park. 

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Texas News
1:10 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Texas Senate Leaders Propose $4.6 Billion In Tax Breaks

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces the filing of SB1 with a series of property and business tax cuts for Texans on Tuesday.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Flanked by a dozen Republican senators, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday announced a slate of legislation he said would provide lasting tax relief to businesses and homeowners in Texas. 

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