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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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KERA Newsroom
10:38 am
Tue March 3, 2015

From The Newsroom: Superintendent Shuffle; Jubilee's Food Problem

Quincy Williams relaxes in Jubilee Park, where you have to cross under a highway to get to the grocery store.
Lara Solt KERA News Special Contributor

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Fort Worth school board trustees will have to regroup after the man chosen to lead the district withdrew his name as the sole finalist for superintendent; the technicalities of food desert designations. 

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Education
10:18 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Fort Worth School District Searches For A New Leader -- Again

Joel D. Boyd, who's the superintendent in Santa Fe, notified Fort Worth school trustees over the weekend that he was withdrawing his name as a candidate for the superintendent job. Trustees selected Boyd as the sole finalist last month.
Credit Santa Fe Public Schools

The Fort Worth school district is once again looking for a new superintendent.

That’s because the district’s top pick no longer wants the job. 

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Texas News
10:17 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Attorney Says Dallas Ebola Survivor Seeks Transparency In Lawsuit Against Hospital

Dallas attorney Charla Aldous represents nurse Nina Pham: "She's been to hell and back."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

A nurse who contracted Ebola last year at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has filed a lawsuit against her employer, Texas Health Resources.

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Government
10:15 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Video: Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an earlier picture.
yakub88 / Shutterstock.com

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress at 10 a.m. Central Tuesday. 

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The High Five
8:11 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Wacky Weather: Today, Highs In The 60s. Wednesday, Freezing Rain Or Sleet?

Wednesday could bring sleet or freezing rain.
National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a beloved Dallas produce expert has died; we should have enough electricity this summer; new Texas inspection stickers are here; and more.

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Texas News
5:30 am
Tue March 3, 2015

New Texas Car One-Sticker System Goes Into Effect

Inspection stickers will begin disappearing from Texas vehicles when the state rolls out a new single-sticker program for inspection and registration on March 1.
Ryan McCrimmon Texas Tribune

A new single-sticker system for inspecting and registering millions of Texas vehicles began on Sunday, and some lawmakers are warning that the change will confuse Texas drivers.

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