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Molly Evans

Assistant Producer of Digital News

Molly Evans is the Assistant Producer of Digital News at KERA. She writes, edits and curates news content and maintains the news Twitter feed. Molly previously served as Digital Coordinator, maintaining KERA’s various websites and digital platforms, designing graphics, working on digital projects and offering technical assistance to the staff. She has worked at KERA since January 2015.

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

She's an OU graduate and Tulsa native.

New York Public Library

From the Great Depression through the Civil Rights era, "The Green Book" travel guides were issued every year to help African-American drivers safely explore the country -- and Texas.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Note: The Southern Poverty Law Center updated its numbers in February 2017 to account for the changes in U.S. hate groups in 2016. The data in this post reflect 2015.


There are 892 active hate groups in the U.S. In Texas, there are 84 — the most of any other state, according to an interactive U.S. map from Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is five spots shy of last place in new rankings on family-friendly cities; a win for the little guys — public school pre-k programs will be awarded $118 million; watch two docs on restoring Texas to its former glory; and more.

Danny Clinch

Five stories that have North Texas talking: early voting for Super Tuesday starts today; some doctors are getting extra cash from pharmaceutical companies; lots of people are leaving the coasts for Texas boomtowns; and more.

Blue Bell / Instagram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: DFW can scream for ice cream again; Woody Harrelson is filming at Dealey Plaza today; California is buying more guns than Texas; and more.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: State leaders search for loophole in same-sex marriage law; celebrate Independence Day in Dallas; so long, Bikinis, Texas; and more. 


The Supreme Court says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states in a 5-4 ruling Friday morning.

The White House / YouTube

Watch the video of President Obama's eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight others, was killed during a Bible study last week in Charleston, South Carolina.

U.S Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Watch and listen to a giant vortex in Lake Texoma; a Garland man performed illegal dentistry; Rhett Miller says Michael Bublé sounds like “nails on a chalkboard;" and more.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick calls out "poor journalistic standards," UT might remove its Confederate leader statues from campus; Houston is a melting pot; and more.

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Dallas residents can now order beer, wine and liquor online and from smartphones -- and have it delivered to their door within an hour. (Or perhaps this evening?)

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Charleston murders hit home for local AME church members; Confederate flags don't fly on Texas license plates; there's a new Alamo cat in town; and more. 

Ron T. Ennis / Star-Telegram archives

The shooting deaths of nine people during a prayer service at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday night reawakened memories of a similar event for a Fort Worth congregation in 1999.

Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fracking is OK in Denton again; AT&T is in trouble with the FCC; a Stephenville man proves to be the worst pet-sitter ever; and more.

National Weather Service

Update 4:32 p.m. Tropical Depression Bill’s is moving inland across North Texas and into Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service.

Parts of the Texas Panhandle could experience some showers or a storm with heavy rainfall from the tropical depression, but most of its activity will stay farther east.

National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Tropical Storm Bill is supposed to make landfall this morning at the coast; North Dallas High has the highest numbers of homeless students; Jeb Bush's campaign logo is quite the conversation starter; and more.

City of Plano

A 30-year-old water tower no longer serves as a Plano landmark after a demolition crew "tipped" the structure Monday morning. 

National Weather Service

A tropical disturbance in the Western Gulf of Mexico could develop into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Bill over the next 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a single gunman fired dozens of shots and planted bombs at Dallas police headquarters; Gov. Greg Abbott made open and campus carry legal on the same day; DFW has a lot of bugs; and more. 

Stella Chavez / KERA News

Judge Clay Jenkins is live tweeting his assessment of the recent storm and flood damage throughout the day in various towns of Dallas County.

Corinth Police Department

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a black bear cub escaped from a chicken coop in Corinth; a Fort Worth-born jazz legend has died; the fourth annual Oak Cliff Film Fest takes place this weekend; and more.

Stephanie Kuo / KERA News

An Equal Rights petition circulating in Plano has been ruled invalid by the City and will not move forward, according to a press release

Goodfriend and Bryant / KUT News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: high schoolers could graduate without passing exams; get ready for “The Big Screen” with KERA; it’s the Year of the Sheep; and more.

Travis County Clerk Office / Twitter

A same-sex couple was married in Travis County despite the statewide gay marriage ban.

Virgin America

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Love Field airlines compete for low-cost carrier title; a pregnant sword swallower proves she can stomach danger; Vanilla Ice burglarized a Florida home; and more.

Dallas Love Field / Facebook

The Love Field airline wars hit a new level today as Virgin America announced it would challenge Southwest on one of the routes that built the low-cost carrier -- Dallas to Austin.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the president’s deportation-relief program was stalled, but local efforts resume; the state’s gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional in Travis County; the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is stopping through Dallas; and more.

Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott gave his first State of the State address at 11 a.m. today from the Capitol. The Texas governor discussed several agenda items including education, road improvements and border security, among others. 

Texas Central Railway

Texas Central High-Speed Railway -- the company that wants to build a bullet train between Houston and Dallas -- has settled on one recommended route.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Greg Abbott gives his first State of the State address today; Lance Armstrong owes $10 million to a Dallas company; it’s No Car Week in DFW; and more.