The Dallas Cowboys' signing of Greg Hardy, suspended last year after a domestic violence conviction, fed a national conversation about domestic abuse. And one of the strongest voices came from a TV newsroom just down the street from KERA -- sportscaster Dale Hansen.
August 2015 will mark ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. It’s been a difficult recovery with some problems still to work out. But commentator Lee Cullum says there’s good news to report.
Forget to buy your vitamins? How about that last minute gift? Or need your favorite book for that weekend trip? Now, online shoppers in North Texas can get tens of thousands of items from Amazon delivered in an hour or less. The new service -- Prime Now -- is available in 24 zip codes in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.
The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Regents for the University of Texas System will choose the sole finalist for UT Austin’s next president. Also, Amazon shoppers in North Texas will get some instant gratification with a new service providing one-hour shipping.
The last two decades have seen a rise in the number of police officers in middle and high schools. One unintended consequence is that many students will get criminal records long before they graduate, for offenses that aren’t necessarily criminal.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: a black rhino carcass could be headed to the U.S.; an accident on Interstate 35 kills a driver and snarls traffic; Amazon offers one-hour deliveries; and more.