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Valerie Lawhorn / KUHF

Update, 3:15 p.m.: Authorities in Hays County in Central Texas say they're trying to locate more than 40 people after the heavy rain and flooding.

Bal Joshi

When the first earthquake hit Nepal in late April, the impact reached all the way to North Texas. Worried Nepalese-Americans checked in with friends and family. They organized relief efforts. A second earthquake struck a couple of weeks ago.

Lara Solt

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: When we think of the homeless, there’s a certain picture that comes to mind. However, homelessness can happen to anyone. We begin the first of a four-week series focusing on the 111,000 homeless students who attend public schools in Texas.

Fracking To Resume In Denton After State Prohibits City Fracturing Bans

May 25, 2015
Cooper Neill / Texas Tribune

Nearly seven months after voters made it the first Texas town to ban hydraulic fracturing, Denton is poised to be fracked again.

Texas Central Railway

Top House and Senate negotiators sealed up the final unresolved issues on a two-year budget deal on Thursday evening, including removing controversial language that would have killed a proposed Dallas-Houston bullet train.

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Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died in Plano. He was 89.

Todd Wiseman / The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The state budget committee has finalized a budget that will go to the House and Senate for a vote. One item that was crossed off: a rider that would ban state money from being used to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Lara Solt / KERA News Special Contributor

About 111,000 kids in Texas are considered homeless. They stay in shelters, couch-surf with friends or family, or even live on the street.

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A new report predicts a future of extreme weather wreaking havoc on the roads and runways in North Texas. 

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The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

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