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Relaxed Texas Food Stamp Rules Meant To Help Felons

9 hours ago
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One way to help keep thousands of freed drug felons from returning to Texas prisons is letting them collect food stamps while getting back on their feet, advocates say. And starting Sept. 1, many will be able to do just that.

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Blue Bell ice cream is back in parts of Texas. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination.

UT-Austin Removes Jefferson Davis Confederate Statue

13 hours ago
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The Jefferson Davis statue will no longer cast a shadow on the University Texas main mall after its removal Sunday morning.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The winners of the State Fair’s annual Big Tex Choice Awards went to Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly for ‘Best Tasting’ and the Smoky Bacon Margarita for ‘Most Creative.’

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Texas cities like Houston and Dallas became a place of refuge for thousands of evacuees.

Many were fleeing deplorable conditions at the Louisiana Superdome, which was set up as a temporary shelter. Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller says it was a scramble to organize relief efforts.  

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the disaster that followed reshaped New Orleans and had a dramatic impact elsewhere. Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and non-profit groups recall the scramble to care for thousands of evacuees.

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The storm and the disaster that followed reshaped New Orleans and had a dramatic impact to North Texas, and beyond.

About 26,000 evacuees made their way to Red Cross shelters near Dallas. The influx of people shocked the city.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors before he became the state's top lawyer.

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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 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.  

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