Arts & Culture
4:25 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Here Are Ways To Survive The Hectic Holiday Homestretch


Forget wonderful: For a lot of people, it’s the most stressful time of the year. With shopping lists, travel headaches, endless sweets and family get-togethers, the holiday season can be tough.

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6:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Trains At NorthPark Take You From The Golden Gate To The Cadillac Ranch

The Perot Museum is a new addition to the trains at NorthPark;
Courtney Collins KERA News

It’s hard to picture classic holiday toys without imagining a shiny, electric train.  Multiply that vision by 100, and you’ll get an idea of the annual tradition known as the Trains at NorthPark.

It’s one of the few places you can take a train ride from San Francisco to New York in just a couple minutes.

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2:13 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Nine Things You Need To Know About Making Tamales


Tamales are as much a part of the holidays as eggnog, caroling and fruitcake. It’s not just the food itself, but the family effort to make them which makes tamales so special. Fronteras contributor Yvette Benavides explains the 9 rules for making the perfect Christmas tamale.

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3:15 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday, To-Go

Scott Collin places ashes on a commuter's forehead at a downtown DART station.
JoAnne Pounds Oak Lawn United Methodist Church

Like some ashes with your train ticket? How about with your hot chocolate? “Ashes To Go” is one way to participate in Ash Wednesday without even entering a church. Members of Oak Lawn United Methodist in Dallas decided to leave the confines of the church for the start of Lent -- the forty day period before Easter -- and give folks the telltale Ash Wednesday forehead treatment in some untraditional locations. 

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Arts & Culture
11:19 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Dollhouse Maker Builds Happiness For The Holidays

Kenedi Groves, 7, poses with her handmade dollhouse at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. She's wired up to an artificial "Berlin" heart while she awaits a transplant.
Courtney Collins KERA News

Ken and Cecilia Christopherson are channeling Saint Nick in a very real way.  Part treasure hunter, part master craftsman, Ken builds dollhouses from scratch. Each one takes 100 hours to construct, and each one goes to a very sick child stuck in the hospital for the holidays.

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Bah Humbug
12:41 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

What's The Worst Christmas Song Ever, And Why?

Even the cats howl at some of these holiday songs.
Russ Flickr

We consulted UNT’s Steve Wiest, the jazzman who directs the famed One O’Clock Lab Band, about the particulars of terrible tunes. Turns out, there is an explanation.

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5:27 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Big Week Expected For North Texas Retailers

liz_com1981 (cc) flickr

Financial analysts say shoppers scouting for day-after Christmas bargains could put retailers on the road to a record-breaking holiday shopping season. KERA’s Jacqueline Fellows reports.

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12:07 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Love Field Wrapped In Construction For The Holidays



The holidays and airports go hand-in-hand, and it can be a harrowing holiday tradition. And this year, changes at Dallas Love Field may prove a challenge for travelers. KERA’s Courtney Collins explains.

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12:00 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Rawlins Gilliland: Holiday Incense And Sensibilities

The holidays are a season of traditional comfort and joy. But Rawlins Gilliland believes that they're also a window open to the world as it was and might still be.

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Texas News
7:07 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

North Texas Ushers In The Holidays

Arrival of Capitol Christmas Tree

Dallas, TX – Cities around North Texas are following tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast with tree lightings and parades. On Friday, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will be the grand marshal of the city's annual Parade of Lights.

The day of festivities include a "Holiday Fun Zone" for kids, the arrival of Santa and a downtown parade which begins at 6 pm. There are more than 100 illuminated entries in the parade. It ends with the lighting of the city's Christmas tree in Sundance Square.

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