KERA Newsroom

Every weekday morning and evening, KERA airs an extended local news report. Hosted by Sam Baker at 8:20 a.m. and Justin Martin at 6:20 p.m., the segment focuses on the latest in education, health, science, technology, arts and politics in North Texas. Special features include Breakthroughs reports on the leading edge of health, science and technology; Vital Signsa weekly conversation about real-life health; American Graduate stories about the journey from childhod to graduation; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth newsmaker interviews of The Friday Conversation

The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will appear in court today for the first time since he was booked earlier this month on felony charges of securities fraud.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, many people fled to North Texas.

Dallas ISD

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas ISD board members plan to discuss Michael Hinojosa’s performance as interim superintendent in a closed session tomorrow night. How that discussion goes may determine how the district moves forward in its superintendent search.  

hawkforda.com

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Susan Hawk announced this afternoon she’s taking four unpaid weeks off. That comes after a three week absence for what she calls a “serious episode of depression.”

DART

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A DART planning committee will meet today to discuss a second set of light-rail tracks for downtown Dallas.

Gus Contreras / KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Today was the first day of school for many children in North Texas. Some kids eagerly talked about day one, while others still had summer vacation on their mind. 

Juan Guajardo / The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: It’s the first day of school for many North Texas kids. While a familiar face is leading the Dallas school district for now, a new face is at the helm in Fort Worth.

CREDIT MIKE MERCHANT / TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE DALLAS

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: This afternoon, the Dallas schools board voted to put a $1.6 billion bond package on the ballot.

bionews-tx.com

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: UT Southwestern Medical Center will be building a new center in Fort Worth. The Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center will be UT Southwestern’s first named campus outside of Dallas.

@JayRoeker / Twitter

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:  It was moving day for the crew at Parkland Hospital into the new $1.3 billion digs. 

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