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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: Texas issues first medical marijuana license; Dallas almost removes one Confederate statue; Texans in the U.S. House will meet on Harvey; and more.

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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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension was upheld Tuesday; Trump passes fate of DACA into Congress' hands; “Frame of Mind” begins milestone season; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texting while driving is now illegal in Texas; SXSW announces slew of speakers for 2018; meet Texas women who compete in bearding; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Cowboys are taking pledges during practice for Harvey relief; why you should get gas before Labor Day; preview fall films with Texas ties; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Former Denton ISD administrator threatened with lawsuit by Pepe the Frog's creator; Trump visited Texas on Tuesday; how to help after Harvey; and more.

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Dallas, Fort Worth and Irving officials made preparations Monday to house evacuees from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.   

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How to spend money in D-FW to help Hurricane Harvey relief; Julián Castro to teach at UT-Austin; word to the wise from the Texas Law Hawk; and more.

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A hamburger topped with bacon, drenched with queso and sandwiched between two funnel cakes proved so impressive, it won two Big Tex Choice Awards Sunday afternoon.

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After reaching the Texas as a Category 4 hurricane late on Aug. 25, a weakened Harvey inundated cities and communities along the coast and further inland with catastrophic flooding.

North Texas weather wasn't affected much by the storm, but residents can help during the emergency period in several ways.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas has its task force on Confederate monuments; stay up to date with Hurricane Harvey; an old Fort Worth pasta factory gets new life; and more.

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The Texas Rangers have a name for their new, air-conditioned stadium with a retractable roof: Globe Life Field.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas is in for a wet weekend; another chain moves its headquarters to Texas; the rise and fall of Dallas’ 1988 Carter High School football team; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Price tags for high school stadiums in Texas are getting bigger; Sid Miller criticizes Six Flags; baseball gloves are still made in this Texas town; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas A&M to keep its statue of Confederate leader; the UT System benefits big time from oil, but students don’t; “Frame of Mind” turns 25; and more.

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On Monday, millions of people across the United States will have the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse. It's the first of its kind in 99 years.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. are coming to D-FW; recap Saturday’s rally in Dallas; your guide to the solar eclipse; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW shelters participating in national adoption event; UNT picks NASA administrator to lead system; dinner in Denton with a view; and more.

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Lesa Roe, a leader at NASA, has been selected as the next chancellor for the University of North Texas System.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas is building thousands of new homes; an SMU grad is interim White House communications director; three words: state fair food; and more.

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The competition's heating up: Ten finalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced by the State Fair of Texas Wednesday morning.

Oreo Beer — an item some thought would be just crazy enough to eat (or drink?) — didn't make the cut. But, the even more perplexing Fat Smooth sailed through the semifinals. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How Dallas traffic compares with major cities; Rawlings wants task force on Confederate statues; more Dallas and Fort Worth schools meet state education standards; and more.

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More Dallas and Fort Worth schools met the state’s education standards this year than last year, according to 2017 accountability ratings released Tuesday by the Texas Education Agency.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth City Council may take SB4 vote; Texas A&M cancels white nationalist event on campus; take a driverless shuttle to the Cowboys game; and more.

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Irving-based Fluor Enterprises and the Lane Construction Corp. have been chosen to design and build a proposed high-speed rail between North Texas and Houston, developer Texas Central Partners announced Monday.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton ISD administrator under fire for kid’s book; white nationalist rally planned for Sept. 11; meet the eye behind iconic Dallas skyline photos; and more.

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Friends of the Dallas Public Library, a nonprofit organization that advocates for and supports the library, is hosting a summer book sale this weekend at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library downtown.

About 40,000 print and audio books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale, and all proceeds benefit the 29 branches of the city's library system.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Globe Life Park gets graded on food safety; Dallas’ bond package swells to over $1 billion; the deadliest highways in Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: John Peter Smith Hospital under fire for fast food; the Trinity Parkway is dead; Fort Worth mariachi band wins big; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: “Back to the Future II” referenced in special session; “Wonder Woman” battle with Alamo Drafthouse ends; a fruit and veggie garden at the Dallas Arboretum; and more.

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