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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.

Krystina Martinez / KERA News

Last month, Dallas officials gave the five bike-share companies currently operating in the city a deadline of this Friday to get their two-wheeled troops in order.  

Brandon Wade / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A 1,329-pound steer named Mufasa was sold for $200,000 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, which ended its 23-day run Sunday.

Transportation Security Administration

Nearly 4,000 guns were discovered in carry-on bags at security checkpoints in U.S. airports last year, the Transportation Security Administration reports.

NASA / Twitter

A full moon in a clear night sky is nothing short of breathtaking. But, the next one will be even better, for three reasons.

Texas Central Partners

The folks behind the proposed Texas bullet train, which aims to shuttle travelers 200 miles per hour between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes, have released unofficial designs of the North Texas station.

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency arrested 86 unauthorized immigrants, including dozens in North Texas, in its most recent round of immigration enforcement.

Burley Auction Gallery

Merle Haggard fans have the chance to place a bid on the late country legend’s tour bus.

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A lawsuit that seeks to remove 128 Dallas County Democrats from the March primary ballot is “completely baseless,” the county party says.

Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center

It's not just Wednesday — it's Change a Pet's Life Day.

Apartment building under construction
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More apartments were completed in the Dallas area last year than any other major metro in the country.

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Dallas County Republicans have filed a lawsuit to remove 128 Democratic candidates from the March 6 primary ballot. 

Krystina Martinez / KERA News

Dallas officials are giving the five bike-share companies that have planted small armies of brightly colored bikes across the city a deadline to get them in order.  

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The city of Dallas will foot the $2.4 million bill to pay for crossing guards through the end of the school year, but a long-term solution is still up in the air.

Amazon

Amazon has narrowed the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20 — and Dallas is one of them.

Gus Contreras / KERA News

In 2018, tacos seem as American as hamburgers and apple pie. If you trace the taco’s path to the states, you’d discover the rich history of the people who brought them here.

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Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea has been helping his native Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September.

Texas Central Partners

After years of hearing about a bullet train shuttling passengers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes, the public will get a chance to talk about the ambitious and controversial project.

National Weather Service in Fort Worth / Twitter

Updated, 7:42 a.m.

Roads around Dallas-Fort Worth are "generally clear," but drivers should still watch out for icy spots in east and southeast Dallas, KXAS-TV meteorologist Brian James says.

While North Texas was largely spared the harsh road conditions predicted Monday, folks should heed the warnings of bitter cold temperatures as they walk out the door Tuesday.

GagliardiImages / Shutterstock

Flying can be stressful, and sometimes, all it takes is one inconvenience or misunderstanding for a situation to escalate into a viral video. 

Dallas County Health and Human Services

Updated, Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

A Dallas County employee has released more details about her allegations against Zachary Thompson, the former county Health and Human Services director, who was fired over reports of sexual misconduct.

The annual MLK Jr. parade in downtown Fort Worth has been free of controversy, unlike the new event planned for Arlington.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram archives

The region-wide parade to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday in Arlington has been canceled.

The City of Arlington declined to issue a permit for the event, after organizers "failed to meet event planning and security-related funding requirements," according to a statement from the city.

Damon Cole / Twitter

When Fort Worth police officer Damon Cole isn't working, he might be dressed as Batman. Or Captain America or the Incredible Hulk.

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Texas failed to make special education services available to all students with disabilities who needed it, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.

National Weather Service in Fort Worth

Update, 3:45 p.m. You might have heard some talk about a certain four-letter word.

There is a chance of light sleet and possibly snow moving into the western and northwestern parts of Dallas-Fort Worth in the next few hours, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth says.

bswhealth.com

Late last year, a woman gave birth to a baby via a transplanted uterus — the first ever in the United States. And it happened in Dallas: The boy was born at Baylor University Medical Center.

Economic Innovation Group

While economic conditions vary across North Texas, its suburbs are considered some of the most prosperous in the country.

Brandon Wade / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth city planners are using data from an activity tracking app to help inform the design of local foot and bike paths.

Texas State Aquarium / Twitter

The recent cold snap hasn’t been kind, especially to sea turtles along the South Texas coast.

Over the past two days, the Texas State Aquarium’s Wildlife Rescue and Recovery Center in Corpus Christi says it has taken in 383 green sea turtles — an all-time record for the aquarium — who suffered cold-stunning.

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To many of us, the word “maverick” in English means an individual who marches to the beat of his own drum.

That’s what Dallas’ NBA team was going for across all languages, but “maverick” didn’t translate quite how it had thought in Chinese. In fact, for nearly two decades, the team’s Chinese name meant “little cows” in English.

Gabriel Cristover Perez / KUT News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Free meals for students during winter break; gas prices are down in time for holiday road trips; the best movies of 2017; and more.

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