KERA News http://keranews.org en From The Newsroom: State Fair Fare, Music At The Park http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-state-fair-fare-music-park <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The top local stories this evening from the</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">KERA</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Newsroom:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fried shrimp and funnel cake beer is a winning combination in the eyes of a panel of judges at the State Fair of Texas. And classical music loving North Texans should mark their calendars for the first ever Dallas Symphony Orchestra simulcast on Sept. 13.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:46:44 +0000 Courtney Collins 54930 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: State Fair Fare, Music At The Park Funnel Cake Beer And Fried Shrimp Win State Fair Of Texas' New Food Contest http://keranews.org/post/funnel-cake-beer-and-fried-shrimp-win-state-fair-texas-new-food-contest <p>Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what’s the fairest fair food of them all?</p><p>It’s Fried Shrimp Gulf Boil and Funnel Cake Ale.</p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:23:57 +0000 Eric Aasen & Dianna Douglas 54915 at http://keranews.org Funnel Cake Beer And Fried Shrimp Win State Fair Of Texas' New Food Contest Gov. Perry Deletes 'Unauthorized' And Disparaging Tweet http://keranews.org/post/gov-perry-deletes-unauthorized-and-disparaging-tweet <p>A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.</p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:38:36 +0000 Associated Press 54912 at http://keranews.org Gov. Perry Deletes 'Unauthorized' And Disparaging Tweet Abbott Opinion Murky on Plastic Bag Bans http://keranews.org/post/abbott-opinion-murky-plastic-bag-bans <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">Do plastic bag bans and restrictions in cities like Austin, Laredo, and Brownsville violate Texas law?</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">According to an&nbsp;<a href="https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/opinions/opinions/50abbott/op/2014/pdf/ga1078.pdf" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144);">opinion</a>&nbsp;issued by Attorney General&nbsp;<a data-tooltip="/directory/greg-abbott/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/greg-abbott/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144);" title="">Greg Abbott</a>'s office handed down on Friday afternoon, that depends on how you define two phrases: "container or package" and "solid waste management."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;"> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:26:24 +0000 Neena Satija Texas Tribune 54911 at http://keranews.org Abbott Opinion Murky on Plastic Bag Bans From The Newsroom: Fried Food Glory; Food And Drug Interactions http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-fried-food-glory-food-and-drug-interactions <p><strong>The top local stories this morning from the</strong>&nbsp;<strong>KERA</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Newsroom:&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The State Fair of Texas will host its annual food competition today. Which fried confection will take the coveted Big Tex Choice Award? Also, food and drug interactions to watch out for in this week's <em>Vital Signs. &nbsp;</em></span></p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:44:04 +0000 Krystina Martinez 54907 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Fried Food Glory; Food And Drug Interactions When You Take Drugs, Be Careful What Else You Put In Your Mouth http://keranews.org/post/when-you-take-drugs-be-careful-what-else-you-put-your-mouth <p>Three important words when taking medication: Read the label. &nbsp;Not only for how much to take or when, but also the warnings about what you can eat or drink. Failure to follow that advice can make the drug less effective and cause other physical problems. &nbsp;</p><p>In this edition of KERA's weekly consumer health series&nbsp;<em>Vital Signs</em>, David Adams, an ambulatory clinical staff pharmacist with Parkland Hospital, explained some of the most common food and drug interactions.</p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:28:00 +0000 Sam Baker 54751 at http://keranews.org When You Take Drugs, Be Careful What Else You Put In Your Mouth Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Abortion Regulation http://keranews.org/post/federal-judge-strikes-down-texas-abortion-regulation <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">A federal judge on Friday struck down new requirements for Texas abortion facilities — a decision that could have shuttered all but a few abortion clinics in the state.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;"> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:44:23 +0000 Alexa Ura Texas Tribune 54832 at http://keranews.org Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Abortion Regulation From The Newsroom: Specialized Visas Wanted, ‘Pretty Woman’ Looks Good at 50 http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-specialized-visas-wanted-pretty-woman-looks-good-50 <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The top local stories this evening from the</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">KERA</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Newsroom:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly a quarter of Texas business owners are foreign born. These entrepreneurs bring in billions, but getting here and staying here, is a challenge. And 50 years ago this month, Texan Roy </span>Orbison<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recorded a song that made him a rock-n-roll legend</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:40:26 +0000 Courtney Collins 54830 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Specialized Visas Wanted, ‘Pretty Woman’ Looks Good at 50 Greg Abbott Agrees To Governor's Debate On KERA-TV http://keranews.org/post/greg-abbott-agrees-governors-debate-kera-tv <p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation for a live, statewide television debate at KERA’s studios.</p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:02:55 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54829 at http://keranews.org Greg Abbott Agrees To Governor's Debate On KERA-TV Dallas County Claims 20 Spots On Texas' List Of Most Congested Roadways http://keranews.org/post/dallas-county-claims-20-spots-texas-list-most-congested-roadways <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">Harris and Dallas counties have the dubious honor of claiming the most spots in the state's latest list of the 100 most congested roadways in Texas.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;"> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:19:23 +0000 Aman Batheja & Ryan Murphy & The Texas Tribune 54811 at http://keranews.org Dallas County Claims 20 Spots On Texas' List Of Most Congested Roadways