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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The issue of police raises took center stage at a Dallas city council briefing yesterday.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sandbranch isn’t the only community in Dallas County without clean water: a $90 million proposal for Klyde Warren will be presented today; original music from Austin band Survive is just one more reason to watch “Stranger Things”; and more.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: For the last 10 years, Bishop Kevin Farrell has led the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Now, he’s gotten quite the promotion – he’s being called up by Pope Francis to serve at the Vatican. 

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath wants to crack down harder on chronically low-performing schools.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas native Jeremy Shuler, 12, begins his freshman year in the Ivy League this fall; H-E-B bought six grocery stores in Dallas-Fort Worth; the State Fair of Texas announced its food finalists; and more.

 

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After years of back-and-forth, the Plano City Council has decided to put the fate of one of the city’s oldest houses in the hands of the voters. In May, the future of the 155-year-old Collinwood House will be sealed in a $3.5 million bond election. 

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Dallas County Republican Party elected businessman Phillip Huffines as its new chairman last night, the second in three months.  Huffines is the twin brother of state Sen. Don Huffines.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas-based artist brings the best of summer storms inside a Fort Worth museum; Plano’s 155-year-old Collinwood House will stand until next May at least; make a splash in Texas before it’s too late; and more.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: More public and charter schools met state standards this past year according to new ratings out today from the Texas Education Agency.  In North Texas, not all districts saw better numbers. 

Why Commercial Venison Sales Are Banned in Texas

Aug 15, 2016

From Texas Standard:

If you want a taste of white-tail deer in Texas, your best bet is to go out and shoot one, because you can't buy it at the grocery store.

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