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7:59 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Sunday's Cowtown Marathon Canceled, But Half-Marathon Still On, After Winter Blast

Students at UT-Dallas spent Friday afternoon building an igloo on campus.
Kristen Taylor KERA News

Update, Saturday night: Organizers have canceled Sunday's Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth due to the recent blast of winter weather. The half-marathon is still on -- it starts at 8 a.m. Sunday. 

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Texas News
7:09 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Women In United Way Leadership Embrace New Technology And New Members

Dana Brown (left) is Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. She and the group's President and CEO Jennifer Sampson (right) say they're embracing new technology to reach more people.
Stella M. Chávez KERA News

Nearly 300 women from North America are in Dallas for the United Way Women’s Leadership Summit. They’re discussing a range of topics, such as making the organization more diverse, embracing new technology, and tackling human trafficking.

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Texas News
5:15 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

In Dallas This Weekend, A Hackathon Just For Students

Adil Shaikh is a graduate student at UT-Dallas and one of the hackathon organizers.
KERA News

High school and college students from across North America will be in Dallas this weekend for what’s being called a hackathon. 

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Texas News
4:31 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

State Senators Grill Abbott's UT Regent Appointees

UT Regent nominee R. Steven Hicks along with Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck await questioning at the Senate Nominations hearing on Thursday.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Conservative state senators grilled Gov. Greg Abbott's appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents for more than five hours on Thursday, publicly rehashing the drama that has plagued the system's flagship university in recent years. 

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Texas News
9:41 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Texas Lawmaker's Bill A Silver Bullet To Stop Dallas-To-Houston Train

The JR Central N700 Series is a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train.
Texas Tribune

A lawmaker whose district sits near the proposed route for a planned bullet train connecting Houston and Dallas filed a bill Wednesday that could stop the project in its tracks.

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Texas News
11:33 am
Wed February 25, 2015

In Stephenville, Relief After Guilty Verdict In 'American Sniper' Killing Trial

Chris Kyle was remembered at a 2013 memorial service at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

The town of Stephenville is buzzing about Tuesday night's quick conviction of Eddie Ray Routh in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and a friend at a shooting range.

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Texas News
1:10 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Texas Senate Leaders Propose $4.6 Billion In Tax Breaks

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces the filing of SB1 with a series of property and business tax cuts for Texans on Tuesday.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Flanked by a dozen Republican senators, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday announced a slate of legislation he said would provide lasting tax relief to businesses and homeowners in Texas. 

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Texas News
7:21 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

From The Newsroom: North Texas On Ice, From Treacherous Driving To Sledding

Icy North Texas Freeways
TxDOT Twitter/@TxDOTDallasPIO

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The winter storm that dropped an inch or two of ice on North Texas freeways and lawns prompted school and work cancelations or delays. Tuesday will be a repeat for some. Dallas Arlington and Denton schools are among those that will be closed again Tuesday. 

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Weather
4:39 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

As Thundersleet Looms, DFW Cancels Hundreds Of Flights

National Weather Service

Update, 5 p.m. Sunday: The cancelations have begun. DFW International Airport reports that it canceled 160 flights today, mostly evening flights that could be affected by plunging temperatures and freezing rain changing to sleet. Half of DFW's flights tomorrow are already canceled.

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Texas News
2:01 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Attorney General Paxton Asks Court To Void Marriage License Of Gay Couple

Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant (second from left and center) are the first same-sex couple to be married in Texas.
Travis County Clerk Twitter

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to void a marriage license issued to two Austin women who became the first same-sex couple to legally wed in the state.

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