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The Rockwall City Council last night rejected the mayor’s controversial proposal that would have regulated bathroom use.

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On Thursday, the last group of migrant kids staying at a Rockwall County campsite was transferred to other temporary shelters. Last week, a larger shelter in Ellis County sent off its last kids. The co-owner of the Rockwall camp spoke to KERA about her experience.

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Another group of unaccompanied children from Central America arrived in North Texas over the weekend.

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There are a lot of non-profit organizations in Texas devoted to financial assistance and low income programs designed to give people a leg up. As KERA continues to explore life on the financial edge through our new series One Crisis Away, we’ll compile a list of places where people can go to find help.

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At the age of 90, Congressman Ralph Hall is the oldest person in Congress. That hasn’t stopped the Republican from pursuing an 18th term. This time, Hall has some stiff competition in the March 4 primary from opponents who say it's time he retires.

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The Madrids look like a lot of families in North Texas; a married couple in their 20s with a young child and a house in Rockwall.  Then a health emergency turned their world upside down.

The Madrids are the first family we’re profiling in KERA’s new series One Crisis Away. A third of North Texans don’t have enough savings to cover a three month financial disruption, which means folks like the Madrids are living on the edge.

KERA's new series One Crisis Away looks at four families on the financial edge. In the first profile, meet Isac Madrid, his wife Elizabeth and their 1-year-old son. Eighteen months ago, they had two incomes and a savings account. Now, after a medical setback, they're barely hanging on financially.

Learn more about the Madrid family.

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A Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive sought on parole violation, larceny and drug charges has been caught in the Dallas area.

The city of Dallas says it will find ways to make boat ramps more visible at Elgin Robertson Park as soon as possible. Early Saturday morning, two women, lost and looking for an I-30 access road, turned onto a boat ramp, drove into Lake Ray Hubbard, and were rescued moments before their car sank.

Lt. Dave Davis is with the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Department.

There's something about an electric train at Christmas that brings out the kid in all of us. And as KERA's Courtney Collins explains, a couple in Rockwall decided it's never too late to play conductor.

Donald McClean says it doesn't matter how old you are, a steam engine pulling cars around the track is something to behold.

Don: "I like putting it up, I like looking at it and I like operating the train."