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4:58 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Before Toll Roads, Levees Were Causing Waves Along The Trinity River

The Trinity River plays an important role in Dallas history.
Justin Terveen

It may seem like politicians and planners have spent just a decade or two sparring over the proposed Trinity River toll road, but controversy has swirled around the Trinity much longer than that - ever since folks began settling beside it nearly two centuries ago.

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

From The Newsroom: Prime Prep’s End; 50 Years Of Sculpture

Melvin Edwards, Steel Life 1985-1991.
Nasher Sculpture Center

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Troubled charter school Prime Prep has closed its doors after two years.

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Texas News
3:16 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Judge: Funeral Home Wrongly Sold Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket

This is the original pine coffin used to bury Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963.
Nate D. Sanders Auction House

A judge says the original casket in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried belongs to Oswald's brother, not the funeral home that auctioned it off for more than $87,000.

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Texas News
10:51 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Concealed Carry Would Make College Campuses Less Safe, UT Chancellor Says

Retired Admiral William McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas system, recently spoke at UT-Arlington.
Courtesy UT Arlington

Allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college and university campuses would create "less-safe" environments, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven wrote in a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday.

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Texas News
10:22 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Despite Protesters, Texas Muslims Say They Are Proud Of Their 'Amazing Community'

Muslims from at least five Texas cities visited the state Capitol Thursday to learn about lawmaking.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Buses from across the state carried several hundred Texas Muslims, many of them first-time visitors, to the state Capitol Thursday. They were met by a small but boisterous group of protesters -- and harsh words from at least one legislator.

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Texas News
4:25 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Small But Vocal Group Of Protesters Heckle Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Hundreds of Muslims are rallying as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Hundreds of Muslims are rallying in Austin as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day -- but a small group of counter-protesters are trying to shout them down.

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Texas News
1:57 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Pictures: Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Ruth Nasrullah of the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations speaks on the steps of the state Capitol in Austin on Texas Muslim Capitol Day.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Hundreds of Muslims from at least five Texas cities gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in Austin Thursday to address concerns in their community, and later meet with representatives. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:48 am
Thu January 29, 2015

From The Newsroom: Smog Hearings; Portraying Alzheimer’s Patients In Hollywood

Neff Conner Flickr

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Arlington will be one of three stops for the EPA – the agency is holding public hearings on new federal rules to reduce smog.

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Texas News
9:46 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Open Carry Survives In Texas Despite Its Supporters

Activists who support a legislative proposal that would lift the state's handgun licensing requirements stood outside the state Capitol on the opening day of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 13.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

A day after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick came close to declaring legislation permitting the open carry of handguns dead on arrival, a deluge of angry calls and comments from gun rights activists appears to have resurrected it.

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Study Up For 'Think'
9:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Study Up for ‘Think’: Uncovering A Dark Past

Shutterstock

Crystal City was once home to the only internment camp in Texas. Known as the "quiet passage," immigrants from Germany, Italy and Japan would settle in the small town during WWII.  

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