The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The corny dogs are sizzling and Big Tex is saying 'howdy' once again, which means the State Fair of Texas is back. A crew of KERA reporters and producers spent the day at the fair, capturing the sounds and scenes.
Texas has officially withdrawn fromthe nation’s refugee resettlement program, Gov. Greg Abbott's office said Friday. But that won't stop the federal government from continuing to help refugees relocate here.
Merritt Tierce’s debut novel Love Me Back is the story of a single mother working as a waitress in Dallas. The book earned rave reviews when it was released two years ago, but that didn’t translate into sales.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Eleven people have applied to replace Susan Hawk as Dallas County District Attorney; the “Cycling Dutchman” is passing through Texas on his journey to bike around the world; a member of The Monkees returns home to Dallas this weekend; and more.
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: For nearly 65 years, Big Tex has stood over the State Fair. The greeting giant has been through a lot in his time, and KERA's Eric Aasen details the how the cowboy entered the hearts of Texans.