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Molly Evans

Assistant Producer of Digital News

Molly Evans is the Assistant Producer of Digital News at KERA. She produces, edits and curates news content on KERANews.org. She also writes The High Five and maintains the Twitter feed for KERA News. Molly previously served as Digital Coordinator, maintaining KERA’s websites and various digital platforms as well as designing graphics, participating in digital projects and site builds and offering technical assistance to the staff. She has worked at KERA since January 2015.

Before KERA, Molly interned with This Land Press in Tulsa, TulsaPeople magazine, World Literature Today magazine in Norman and the Oklahoma Gazette in Oklahoma City, where she also freelanced. She also wrote and edited for The Oklahoma Daily, the award-winning student newspaper at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Molly graduated from OU with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish in December 2014. She was awarded Outstanding Senior in Journalism from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Molly is a native of Tulsa, Okla. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An update on the Waco Twin Peaks trials; Greg Abbott wants to win more Latino votes in 2018; ketchup plus corny dog equals heresy; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How Exxon compares among top energy companies; nearly 400,000 Texans could lose health insurance; Dallas will close 20 miles of streets next month; and more.

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Royal Furgeson, a former federal judge, will step down as dean of the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law next summer.

 

Furgeson will continue working with UNT on fundraising for the downtown Dallas law school he helped establish and push toward accreditation.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Coca-Cola taps into sparkling water craze with Topo Chico; the Las Vegas shooter spent time in Mesquite; it’s local music month in D-FW; and more.

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History has molded Texas — literally — to form today's unmistakable shape with its sharp angles of the Panhandle, sweeping curves along Mexico and jagged edges near the Red River and the Gulf.

Now, nearly 170 years since the state's borders were defined, we eat Texas-shaped waffles, swim in Texas-shaped pools and sleep on Texas-shaped pillows.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: It’s the first day of the fair; least and most distressed cities in Texas; Southwest Airlines taking a financial hit from Harvey; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: What’s next for the Gaineses; Fort Worth police officer have low morale; a Denton music festival moves to Big D; and more.

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Dallas has made progress on reducing poverty, but it still has one of the highest populations of children living in poverty among major U.S. cities.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cowboys kneel before national anthem in demonstration of “unity”; parts of SB 4 can take effect; how to avoid buying a flood-damaged car; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ted Cruz opposes Graham-Cassidy bill; the new cultural plan in Dallas depends on you; a longhorn estimated at $500,000 sold for a “bargain”; and more.

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Like some of our favorite occasions, the State Fair of Texas comes just once a year. But between the tempting foods and classic rides, the annual festivities can burn a hole in your pocket.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Allen’s the second-best place to live; fossils from 95 million years ago found in Arlington; Granny Smith apples in guacamole; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas helps Houston in next phase; bright, squishy blobs made this Dallas artist Instagram famous; Bono’s getting an award from the Bush Center; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A memorable summer evening for Texas teen sprayed by skunk; income inequality persists in Texas; Selena Gomez had a kidney transplant; and more.

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The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and a young soldier on horseback in Oak Lawn was taken down Thursday. A crane and crews arrived at Lee Park in the afternoon to remove the statue, after several failed attempts in the past week.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Vandals destroy sculpture of beloved Denton blues artist; what alternative medicines Texans use; why you’re going to spend all your money at Target in November; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Harvey the Hurricane Hawk to fly free in Plano; Grapevine cyclist makes cross-country ride for cancer research; check out the Rangers 2018 schedule; and more.

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Luke Chacko, an 11-year-old from Arlington shared a seat with Idina Menzel this week. Not too long ago, he shared a stage with the Broadway actress and singer in Grand Prairie.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Trump, Jr. makes another trip to D-FW; a ninth person has died after a fatal shooting in Plano; Garland artist photographs undocumented immigrants; and more.

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Margana Wood, who represented Texas at the Miss America 2018 pageant, didn’t get the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City, but she was getting countless likes, retweets and shares by Monday morning.

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An 81-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Oak Lawn's Lee Park can now come down. 

During a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater ruled the statue's removal didn't violate First Amendment rights. He also said the Dallas City Council didn't break its own rules when it voted Wednesday to remove the statue.

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Update, 3 p.m. Thursday: The restraining order was thrown out, allowing for the removal of the statue. Read more about the ruling here

A federal court on Wednesday afternoon temporarily halted the removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Oak Lawn's Lee Park.

The temporary restraining order came hours after the Dallas City Council approved a resolution for the statue's immediate removal.

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