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The KERA News series "One Crisis Away" has won a national public radio award - a first-ever honor for excellence in consumer finance reporting. The station is also won second place among large stations for best series on Saturday night.

Stella Chavez / KERA News

In Dallas County, the first same-sex marriage license was issued to Jack Evans and George Harris, who have been together for more than 50 years.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Texas' Republican leaders suffered a historic loss on Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court held that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional. But social conservatives vowed not to go down without a fight.

Texas Counties Plan Varied Responses To Marriage Ruling

Jun 26, 2015
Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

County clerks across Texas responding to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage are generally divided into two groups: those who plan to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, and others who want to hear from State Attorney General Ken Paxton on how to proceed.


The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Outgoing Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles was a no-show at last night's school board meeting. It was supposed to be his final as superintendent. The board still had a full agenda despite his absence. 

U.S Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Watch and listen to a giant vortex in Lake Texoma; a Garland man performed illegal dentistry; Rhett Miller says Michael Bublé sounds like “nails on a chalkboard;" and more.


The Highland Park school district earlier hired Tom Trigg as its new leader earlier this week. He’s spent a decade running the Blue Valley schools in suburban Kansas City.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick calls out "poor journalistic standards," UT might remove its Confederate leader statues from campus; Houston is a melting pot; and more.

After Vandalism, UT-Austin To Weigh Confederate Statues' Future

Jun 24, 2015
Matthew Watkins / Texas Tribune

On the same day that three statues commemorating Confederate leaders were vandalized at the University of Texas at Austin, campus leaders said they may soon decide whether to remove the statues. 

Texas Politicians Return Money From White Supremacist

Jun 23, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

A number of elected officials from Texas are parting ways with campaign donations from the white supremacist leader of a group tied to the recent massacre at a church in South Carolina.