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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.

Apartment building under construction

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


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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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.

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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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The most dangerous places to walk in D-FW; nearly 400,000 new Texans were added in the last year; the state’s favorite Christmas movie; and more.

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Texas added more people in the past year than any other state, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mark Phariss is running for state senate; Dallas County has an interim sheriff; check out Cole Hamels’ mansion he donated; and more.

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In North Texas, we can bet on dozens of clear and sunny days every year. But the powers that be like to throw us for a loop every once in a while with strange or even severe weather.

When that happens, use the following handful of online resources to check the local weather conditions, traffic delays and power outages.

Dallas County Sheriff's Office / Graphic by Molly Evans

Marian Brown has been named interim Dallas County sheriff, stepping in for Lupe Valdez, who resigned this month to run for governor.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas girl’s letter to Santa goes viral; Harvey pushes one man out of Port Arthur and into a new life; 12 days of unusual Christmas weather; and more.

Lara Solt / KERA News special contributor

For all of you white Christmas hopefuls, know that a typical Dec. 25 in North Texas reaches the mid-50s with little-to-no measurable precipitation.

But as National Weather Service records show, sometimes the biggest surprise on Christmas Day can be the weather.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Woman wants to rid Fort Worth of red-light cameras; officials release map of the Dallas-to-Houston bullet train; check out these Crape Myrtle sculptures; and more.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas police have new tool: shame; another Texas congressman retires after sexual misconduct; how to help local families this Christmas; and more.