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6:44 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

From The Newsroom: Heated Words At Texas Muslim Capitol Day, Smog Symposium

Protesters chant "Jesus" and "Go Home" on the seventh annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Hundreds of Muslim Texans traveled by bus to Austin for regular event that’s known as Texas Muslim Capitol Day. The goal: to learn about the political process and meet with legislators.

On the Capitol steps, the group was greeted by boisterous protesters.

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Texas News
4:25 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Small But Vocal Group Of Protesters Heckle Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Hundreds of Muslims are rallying as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Hundreds of Muslims are rallying in Austin as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day -- but a small group of counter-protesters are trying to shout them down.

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Texas News
1:57 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Pictures: Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Ruth Nasrullah of the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations speaks on the steps of the state Capitol in Austin on Texas Muslim Capitol Day.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Hundreds of Muslims from at least five Texas cities gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in Austin Thursday to address concerns in their community, and later meet with representatives. 

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

A Lesson Behind The Music Of 'Stagger Lee,' Opening Friday At Dallas Theater Center

KERA/Art&Seek

Stagger Lee opens Friday. It’s the Dallas Theater Center’s new musical – and KERA’s Art&Seek has spent the past year following the cast and crew. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:48 am
Thu January 29, 2015

From The Newsroom: Smog Hearings; Portraying Alzheimer’s Patients In Hollywood

Neff Conner Flickr

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Arlington will be one of three stops for the EPA – the agency is holding public hearings on new federal rules to reduce smog.

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Texas News
9:46 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Open Carry Survives In Texas Despite Its Supporters

Activists who support a legislative proposal that would lift the state's handgun licensing requirements stood outside the state Capitol on the opening day of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 13.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

A day after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick came close to declaring legislation permitting the open carry of handguns dead on arrival, a deluge of angry calls and comments from gun rights activists appears to have resurrected it.

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Health/Science
9:35 am
Thu January 29, 2015

EPA Holding Public Hearing On Smog In Arlington

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in Arlington Thursday.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in Arlington on proposed updates to the national air quality standards for smog.

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Study Up For 'Think'
9:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Study Up for ‘Think’: Uncovering A Dark Past

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Crystal City was once home to the only internment camp in Texas. Known as the "quiet passage," immigrants from Germany, Italy and Japan would settle in the small town during WWII.  

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The High Five
7:14 am
Thu January 29, 2015

A Virtual Buddy Holly Hologram Will Tour Texas In 2016

Buddy Holly and the Crickets performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1957.
Wikipedia

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Buddy Holly the hologram; Stagger Lee opens in Dallas Friday; former Gov. Rick Perry denounces the criminal case against him; and more.

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Texas News
7:01 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

North Central Texas Softball Coach: 'They'll Be With Us All Year, And For Years To Come'

The North Central Texas College softball team in Gainesville honors four teammates killed in a car accident.
Courtesy of North Central Texas College softball team NCTC

The softball team at North Central Texas College will open its season Friday. It will be the women’s first game since an 18-wheeler crashed into the team bus last September, killing four athletes.

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