Texas Education Board Members Dismiss Textbook Controversy

7 hours ago
Ross Ramsey / Texas Tribune

Some State Board of Education members are dismissing a social media-driven backlash against a high school textbook the 15-member elected body approved last year that describes African slaves as immigrant “workers," with one Republican saying the whole ordeal would "make for a great Jerry Seinfeld episode: something out of nothing.”

UT Athletics

The University of Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The city of Dallas plans to sue German automaker Volkswagen for its car emissions violations. The Dallas Morning News reports city leaders discussed the move during a closed executive session yesterday.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a gun scare on the Katy Trail; a UT Dallas alum wins a Nobel Prize; women are waiting longer for abortions in Dallas and Fort Worth; and more.

Remembering Dee Kelly, Powerhouse Fort Worth Lawyer

19 hours ago
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Dee Kelly played a huge role in shaping the city of Fort Worth. He was laid to rest yesterday. His may not have been a household name, but yesterday every seat in University Christian Church at TCU was full. In attendance: One former governor – Rick Perry – and a host of civic leaders.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park may seem like just another spot where kids play while their parents hang out. But the local education non-profit Big Thought is giving children another reason to visit. The group touts it’s written the country's first curriculum for a park that’s also aligned with state education standards.

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park may seem like just another spot where kids can play while their parents hang out. The local non-profit Big Thought is giving children another reason to visit. 

World Class Memories On YouTube

Texas has a long, rich history of colorful car dealers selling cars on TV. We’ve searched YouTube for some classic commercials from yesterday and today.

Texas Lawmakers Jump into Tussle Over 'In God We Trust'

Oct 7, 2015
Childress Police Department / Facebook

A furor involving a small-town Texas police department and national secular organization has reached the state attorney general's office, and may well wind up in court after that.

Denton Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Oct 7, 2015
Mike Baker / Texas Tribune

Denton announced a lofty plan Tuesday that aims to make the North Texas city one of the cleanest energy providers in the state.