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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: Specialized Visas Wanted, ‘Pretty Woman’ Looks Good at 50

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Nearly a quarter of Texas business owners are foreign born. These entrepreneurs bring in billions, but getting here and staying here, is a challenge. And 50 years ago this month, Texan Roy Orbison recorded a song that made him a rock-n-roll legend

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KERA Newsroom
6:41 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

From The Newsroom: School Finance Ruling, Farmer’s Market Redo

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

School districts are applauding the decision that could lead to an overhaul of the way Texas pays for schools. And just in time for peak squash and okra season, the Dallas Farmers Market is debuting a major renovation.

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KERA Newsroom
6:58 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: Hoop Dreams, Audio Visual Ambitions

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The wheelchair basketball team at UT Arlington known as the Movin’ Mavs have won seven national championships, but never with a women’s team. One player is determined to change that.

And a new project called the KERA Yearbook launches. As part our American Graduate initiative, we’re exploring the forces in teenagers’ lives that affect how they perform in high school, and whether they finish.

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KERA Newsroom
6:36 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

From The Newsroom: First Bells Were Ringing In North Texas Monday

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

It’s the first day of school and KERA tagged along with a new preschooler, new principal, refugee family and homeless high school student.

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KERA Newsroom
6:56 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Pricing Roads And Rulers

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

This November, voters will decide whether to use some of the money in the state’s Rainy Day fund to pay for roads; both new projects and repairs. And a school supply cost analysis, from Arlington to Alaska.

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KERA Newsroom
7:03 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Teary Viewing Party, A Passionate Demonstration

Dr. Kent Brantly speaks on television.
Image from WXIA-TV livestream

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth trained physician with Ebola, was discharged from the hospital, and seeing him on TV made many of his Texas friends cry. And North Texans react to the tension in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Texas News
6:39 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Dallas Reacts To Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri

Demonstrators met in downtown Dallas to support the Ferguson protests.
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The ripples of tension that began in Ferguson, Missouri 12 days ago are being felt in North Texas.

There have been town hall meetings, heated exchanges and several protests.

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Business/Economy
1:52 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

North Texans With Jobs Are Going Hungry

The North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties. Clients made more than 3 million trips to pantries last year.
Courtney Collins KERA News

North Texas is 91 million meals short. That’s how many breakfasts, lunches and dinners it would take to feed everyone in the region who’s hungry.

The North Texas Food Bank filled about two thirds of that void last year, and the traditional client is changing. In fact, more people with jobs are getting meals from food pantries than anyone else.

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KERA Newsroom
7:09 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Employed And Hungry, The Evolution Of Diet

Courtney Collins KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The North Texas Food Bank reports clients today don’t fit the traditional stereotype. And dissecting the logic of the Paleo Diet.

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KERA Newsroom
7:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: Perry Gets Booked, Couples Get A Memory Boost

Governor Rick Perry's mug shot.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Governor Rick Perry turned himself in for booking at the Travis County Courthouse about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Supporters cheered as he spoke briefly at what sounded more like a political rally. And sleep and marital bliss might help you remember things.  

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