Dealey Plaza Museum

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: If drivers were frustrated driving through downtown Dallas on Tuesday, blame James Franco. He’s shooting a mini-series based off a Stephen King novel for the next three days.

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Some experts consider childhood poverty a form of trauma.

Counselors and directors with a Dallas nonprofit say growing up poor can impact everything from impulse control to anxiety.

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Actor James Franco is in Dallas, shooting the mini series “11/22/63,” which is based off a Stephen King novel of the same name. It’s about a time traveler who tries to stop President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. To keep the series authentic, the crew is filming in Dealey Plaza -- and that means potential star sightings and traffic.

Texas Social Studies Textbook Under Fire For Calling Slaves 'Workers'

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The publisher of one of Texas’ controversial social studies textbooks has agreed to change a caption that describes African slaves as immigrant “workers” after a Houston-area mother’s social media complaint went viral over the weekend.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a shark attack in Galveston; Susan Hawk apologizes to a worker she fired; a Texas sheriff isn’t taking on marijuana cases; and more.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The state-mandated 21-day waiting period for incoming Dallas Superintendent Michael Hinojosa has ended. The Dallas school board is expected to vote on Hinojosa’s contract later this evening.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

For the past few years, KERA’s been checking in with students who are part of the Class of ’17. Ricky Rijos is a junior at Flower Mound High School where he loves basketball and has played every year. Now he’s trying for the varsity team but he faces tall odds. 


The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk was out of the office for several weeks as she sought treatment for depression.

Courtesy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Over the weekend, the streets of downtown Fort Worth were filled with folks celebrating gay pride. The city has come a long way in how it interacts with its LGBT community. 

Report: Texas Abortion Restrictions Led To Longer Wait Times

Oct 5, 2015
Ben Philpott / KUT

Wait times to get an abortion in Texas have grown in some metropolitan areas, a trend that could be felt statewide if the U.S. Supreme Court allows the strictest provision of the state’s 2013 abortion law to take effect.