Fracking To Resume In Denton After State Prohibits City Fracturing Bans

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Cooper Neill / Texas Tribune

Nearly seven months after voters made it the first Texas town to ban hydraulic fracturing, Denton is poised to be fracked again.

Texas Central Railway

Top House and Senate negotiators sealed up the final unresolved issues on a two-year budget deal on Thursday evening, including removing controversial language that would have killed a proposed Dallas-Houston bullet train.


Last week's segment of our consumer health series, Vital Signs, told you about fragility fractures, and how they often can be a first sign of the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. Your diet can boost good bone health. 


The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

The conclusion of our series "Remaking Foster Care" with the story of a single dad who spent most his childhood bouncing from home to home. 

And Jerome Weeks talks about the loss of Theater Three's Jac Alder.

Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA News

On Thursday, we heard from a single mom about her transition out of the foster care system. In the final part of KERA’s Remaking Foster Care, we’ll hear from another person who aged out of the system: a 24-year-old from East Dallas.


Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died in Plano. He was 89.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Memorial Day weekend forecast calls for rain; rising lake levels could pose problems for boaters; expect more folks on the road and in the skies this weekend; and more.

Todd Wiseman / The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The state budget committee has finalized a budget that will go to the House and Senate for a vote. One item that was crossed off: a rider that would ban state money from being used to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Lara Solt / KERA News Special Contributor

About 111,000 kids in Texas are considered homeless. They stay in shelters, couch-surf with friends or family, or even live on the street.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

The story of going through 20, 30, even 40 foster homes in the next installment of our series "Remaking Foster Care."

Finally, a one-man play about a  health crisis and the financial devastation it can bring.