KERA News http://keranews.org en Cheers! Meet The Brewmasters Behind The North Texas Craft Beer Craze http://keranews.org/post/cheers-meet-brewmasters-behind-north-texas-craft-beer-craze <p>In the past few years, North Texas has gone from a brewery desert to one of the country’s hubs for craft beer.</p><p>Credit new state laws and imaginative brewmeisters who are getting creative and creating tasty pints. A few North Texas beer scientists recently discussed the craft beer craze on <a href="http://www.kera.org/think/">“Think,” KERA’s midday talk show.</a></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:03:22 +0000 Eric Aasen 48142 at http://keranews.org Cheers! Meet The Brewmasters Behind The North Texas Craft Beer Craze Dallas Is Both A Basketball And Hockey Playoff Town (For Now) http://keranews.org/post/dallas-both-basketball-and-hockey-playoff-town-now <p>For the first time since 2008, Dallas is a basketball -- and hockey -- playoff town.</p><p>The Dallas Stars started their first postseason run in six years Wednesday night against the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks in California. (The Ducks defeated the Stars in the first game, 4-3. <a href="http://stars.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm">Game 2 is 9 p.m. Friday in California.</a>)</p><p>Their basketball brethren, the Dallas Mavericks, are harboring some long-shot dreams, too: They start the NBA playoffs this weekend, their first postseason appearance since 2012.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:18 +0000 Bill Zeeble & Eric Aasen 48136 at http://keranews.org Dallas Is Both A Basketball And Hockey Playoff Town (For Now) Marking The One-Year Anniversary Of The West Explosion http://keranews.org/post/marking-one-year-anniversary-west-explosion <p>Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the day when West, Texas, changed forever. A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked the small town in McLennan County, killing 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, and injuring more than 200.</p><p>A memorial service, called West 4-17 Forever Forward, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the West Fair and Rodeo Grounds. A moment of silence will be observed at 7:51 p.m., marking the time of the explosion.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:01:49 +0000 Eric Aasen 48121 at http://keranews.org Marking The One-Year Anniversary Of The West Explosion Tony Romo Is Among The World's Highest-Paid Athletes http://keranews.org/post/tony-romo-among-worlds-highest-paid-athletes <p><em>Five stories that have North Texas talking: Romo and company make a ton of money; remembering the one-year anniversary of the West explosion; the latest on Ted Nugent; and more. </em></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:22 +0000 Eric Aasen 48122 at http://keranews.org Tony Romo Is Among The World's Highest-Paid Athletes South Korea Ferry Disaster Sends Shock Waves All The Way To North Texas http://keranews.org/post/south-korea-ferry-disaster-sends-shock-waves-all-way-north-texas <p>The ferry that sank off the Korean peninsula is sending shock waves all the way to North Texas.</p><p>Minjung<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kim got word of the ship sinking overnight, and immediately went to work, getting the latest details for her broadcast on <a href="http://dalkora.com/">Dallas Korean Radio</a>, AM 730.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Especially the fact that most of the passengers were young high school kids makes this tragedy even more painful,” Kim told KERA. “The whole nation of Korea is in shock.”</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:19:47 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 48104 at http://keranews.org South Korea Ferry Disaster Sends Shock Waves All The Way To North Texas Dallas City Council Gets An Educational Lesson On Home-Rule School Proposal http://keranews.org/post/dallas-city-council-gets-educational-lesson-home-rule-school-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas school administrators and board members met at Dallas City Hall Wednesday to discuss the home-rule proposal that could change the way the </span>DISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is run and governed. Despite the mayor’s support of home-rule, City Council members want more information.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:21:28 +0000 Bill Zeeble 48103 at http://keranews.org Dallas City Council Gets An Educational Lesson On Home-Rule School Proposal Watch Dan Patrick’s Full Debate Response On Declaring Bankruptcy In The 1980s http://keranews.org/post/watch-dan-patrick-s-full-debate-response-declaring-bankruptcy-1980s <p>Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's campaign released a television ad Wednesday that criticizes his opponent, State Sen. Dan Patrick, for not repaying his personal bankruptcy debts in the 1980s.</p><p>The ad features footage from the Jan. 27 "<a href="http://keranews.org/texas-debates-race-lieutenant-governor">Texas Debate: The Race For Lieutenant Governor</a>," filmed at KERA's studios. The debate moderator,&nbsp;KERA’s Shelley Kofler, is shown asking Patrick about the bankruptcy. You can watch <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJEny9VljRc">the Dewhurst ad</a>, called "Mother of All Debts," and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUjIngCN57O70jAo5Ez6Kmqw&amp;v=eX9yX8RUp5w">Patrick's full response to the question during the debate</a>, and read <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/218654950/PR-14-04-16">the Patrick campaign's response to the ad</a>.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:58:13 +0000 Eric Aasen 48081 at http://keranews.org Watch Dan Patrick’s Full Debate Response On Declaring Bankruptcy In The 1980s One Mom’s Wild Ride To Delivering Her Baby Boy http://keranews.org/post/one-mom-s-wild-ride-delivering-her-baby-boy <p>In the days leading up to the birth of my son, I had a gut feeling it would be a breeze. My mom, after all, was only in labor for seven hours total with three children. And four of those hours were with me, the most stubborn of the Collins kids.</p><p>My pregnancy had been easy: I was a week overdue, but worked my normal schedule until the day before my doctor wanted to induce. A lot of first-time moms need drugs to get labor started; induction is downright commonplace. The birth part was going to follow suit; I just knew it.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:15:05 +0000 Courtney Collins 48085 at http://keranews.org One Mom’s Wild Ride To Delivering Her Baby Boy Dallas Is The Worst Outdoor City In America, Outside Magazine Declares http://keranews.org/post/dallas-worst-outdoor-city-america-outside-magazine-declares <p>Dallas isn’t outdoorsy, <em>Outside</em> magazine says. It calls Dallas “outdoor-challenged.” In fact, the magazine has declared that Dallas is the worst outdoor city in the country.</p><p><em>Outside</em> surveyed the 50 biggest cities in the country. So how did the magazine crunch the numbers?</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:03:04 +0000 Eric Aasen 48043 at http://keranews.org Dallas Is The Worst Outdoor City In America, Outside Magazine Declares In Spirited Debate, Dan Patrick And Julián Castro Exchange Blows Over Immigration http://keranews.org/post/spirited-debate-dan-patrick-and-juli-n-castro-exchange-blows-over-immigration <p>As they traded barbs during a televised debate on Tuesday night, Republican lieutenant governor candidate <a data-tooltip="/directory/dan-patrick/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/dan-patrick/">Dan Patrick</a> and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro covered a range of issues beyond the set topic&nbsp;of immigration policy, including the November general election and abortion rights.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:59 +0000 Morgan Smith Texas Tribune 48074 at http://keranews.org In Spirited Debate, Dan Patrick And Julián Castro Exchange Blows Over Immigration