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1:46 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Winter Storm Could Bring 2 Inches Of Sleet To North Texas

North Texas could see two inches of sleet in this latest winter blast.
National Weather Service

Another winter storm is expected to hit North Texas starting Wednesday afternoon. We’ll update this post throughout the afternoon.

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Texas News
12:56 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

State Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Marijuana In Texas

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A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state statute.

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Health/Science
10:05 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Across North Texas, Physical Therapy Goes Mobile

A patient at Village Physical Therapy in Plano practices stretches in the office he will also be doing at home using the app PT PAL.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

After a bone marrow biopsy left her with back pain a few years ago, Naveen Khan was given a set of physical therapy exercises to follow. And like many patients, she forgot how to do most of them by the time she got home.

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KERA Newsroom
9:53 am
Wed March 4, 2015

From The Newsroom: A Dining Critic Changes Course; Easing Physical Therapy

Nancy Nichols says letting go of Cane Rosso pizza is the hardest part.

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Nancy Nichols stepped down unexpectedly from her post as D Magazine's dining critic last week. The reason? She developed an intolerance to gluten. And Lauren Silverman explores one way of a homegrown mobile app manages physical recovery away from the doctor’s office.

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Health/Science
8:25 am
Wed March 4, 2015

A Dallas Dining Critic's Battle With Food

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Nancy Nichols surprised the North Texas restaurant world last week by stepping down as dining critic at D Magazine. The pasta, the pancakes, the artisan bread she loved for 18 years in the job were conspiring to kill her. She recently sat down for lunch to talk about the decision:

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The High Five
7:12 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Sleet, Snow On The Way: North Texas Under Winter Weather Warning Later Today

Dallas-Fort Worth could see up to three inches of snow and sleet -- with more expected in counties northwest of D/FW, the National Weather Service says.
National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: another winter blast is approaching; Dallas chefs remember Tom Spicer, the produce expert; 1,000 cattle are on the loose; and more.

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Texas News
8:20 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Across Dallas, Chefs And Restaurateurs Remember Tom Spicer, The 'Spiceman'

Tom Spicer
Courtesy of John Tesar, executive chef at Knife in Dallas

Tom Spicer sold produce to some of Dallas’ best restaurants. He created gardens for luminaries. And for decades, he’s influenced some of the top chefs in North Texas. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

From The Newsroom: Remembering Farm-To-Table Advocate; Fresh Grocery Quest

Tom Spicer (left) with Graham Dodds, the executive chef at Hibiscus Restaurant.
Courtesy Graham Dodds

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: the North Texas restaurant community remembers Tom Spicer, who was their go-to supplier for fresh produce. Also, buying fresh groceries can be difficult for the residents of Jubilee Park, especially those who don’t have car. 

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One Crisis Away
5:57 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Inside Dallas' Jubilee Park Neighborhood, Fresh Food Is Hard To Find

There are half a dozen corner stores near Jubilee Park but you have to cross under I-30 to find the closest grocery store.
Lara Solt KERA News Special Contributor

For some North Texans, the most challenging chore of the week is buying groceries.

As part of our series, One Crisis Away, Inside a Neighborhood, KERA explores why a lot of people in Jubilee Park drive for miles to get their groceries. Or pay the price at the corner store.

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Texas News
12:27 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Signs Of Neglect, Wear And Tear In Texas State Government

This 25-year-old doublewide was supposed to be a temporary building for the Texas School for the Deaf's human resources department. It was found to have a severe rodent infestation.
Obtained by the Texas Tribune

Dilapidated parks. Walls patched with toilet paper. Rodent urine leaking into the ceiling at a state school for deaf and disabled kids. 

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