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KERA Newsroom
6:43 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Lost Bid For DISD; Ugly Christmas Sweater Love

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop is located on Mockingbird Lane and Abrams in East Dallas.
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop Facebook

Local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: DISD lost a bid this morning to consolidate its offices into one building. Also, Dallas County's incoming district attorney talks about regrets, and a look at the ugly Christmas sweater trend.

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters
6:32 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

This Dallas Man Is Obsessed About Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Jeremy Turner is the best spokesman around for ugly Christmas sweaters.
Eric Aasen KERA News

Maybe you’re heading to an ugly Christmas sweater party this weekend. And the uglier the better. Some are finding the perfect outfit at a pop-up sweater store in East Dallas called the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop. KERA’s Eric Aasen stopped by to do some shopping. 

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Health
2:44 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Food Poisoning Outbreak May Be Linked To Prepackaged Caramel Apples

Aimee M Lee Shutterstock

Texas health officials say one person has died and three became sick in a food poisoning outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples.

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News
12:16 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Watch: President Obama Talks About Cuba And Sony

President Obama, in an earlier picture, is expected to talk about Cuba and Sony.
White House/YouTube

President Obama gave his year-end press conference from the White House Briefing Room at 12:30 p.m. He spoke on a variety of topics, including U.S./Cuba relations and the Sony hacking issue.

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The High Five
10:21 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Texas Plumber’s Old Truck Ends Up With Syrian Militant Group

A Texas plumber is getting some unwanted attention after one of his old company vehicles appeared in a photo posted on an Islamic militant group's social media account.
Twitter/@Ansardeenfront

Five stories that have North Texas talking: how did a Texas plumber’s truck end up in Syria?; Dallas police look for a real-life Scrooge; it’s going to be crazy busy at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; and more.

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Friday Conversation
9:45 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Meet Susan Hawk, Dallas County's Next District Attorney

Susan Hawk campaign Facebook

In 13 days, Dallas County gets a new district attorney. Susan Hawk will be the first woman in the job, and she won it last month from the first African-American D.A., Craig Watkins. She’s also the only Dallas Republican to win countywide this election year. She sat down to talk about some of her plans as the next district attorney.

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KERA Newsroom
9:38 am
Fri December 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: Dallas' Incoming DA Speaks Up, One 'Nutcracker' Carries Weight

The Tuzer Ballet Company's 'Nutcracker' opens tomorrow.
Sharen Bradford

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  District Attorney-elect Susan Hawk is the only Dallas Republican to win countywide this election year and will be the first woman in the job. She joins us for this week’s Friday Conversation. And we hear why Richardson’s Tuzer Ballet Company members feel a bit somber as they undertake a 30th anniversary production of The Nutcracker this weekend.

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KERA Newsroom
6:56 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: Grieving Families Speak; Millenials On Consumerism

Jose Velasquez holds a family photo. He is a relative of one of the workers who died in last week's Downtown Dallas fire.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Family members of the three men who died in last week's downtown fire want answers. Also, how Millenial attitudes are changing consumer spending, and a Fort Worth art exhibit captures the gritty style of New York artists in the 1980's.

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Education
6:20 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

UNT Students Show Denton High Schoolers How To Get To College

Elia Alducin-Garcia, UNT master's student, mentored students at Guyer High School on how they can prepare for college
Dianna Douglas

Administrators at Guyer High School in Denton County got tired of seeing immigrant kids miss out on college. The school started a new mentoring program with the University of North Texas to bring college students to campus in the hopes that college will seem a little less far away. 

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Texas News
4:30 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

After 3 Workers Killed In Downtown Dallas Fire, Families Want Answers

The relatives of the three men killed in last week's downtown Dallas fire.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Family members of the three men who died last week in the Thanksgiving Tower fire in downtown Dallas spoke publicly for the first time Thursday.

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