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7:14 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Texas Woman Executed For Starving Arlington Boy

In 2004, Davontae Marcel Williams, on the left, was found starved to death. Lisa Ann Coleman, on the right, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night for her role in the boy's death.
Credit Texas Tribune

Update, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday: An Arlington woman was executed  Wednesday night for the murder of her girlfriend’s young son. 

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Texas News
10:40 am
Wed September 17, 2014

North Texas Towns Among The Best Places To Retire, Survey Says

Forget the beach. Or the mountains. Some of the best places to retire are in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to a new study.
bikeriderlondon Shutterstock.com

Daydreaming about retirement? How about escaping to the mountains? The beach? Somewhere cooler? Maybe you should just stay in North Texas.

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KERA Newsroom
9:39 am
Wed September 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Tarrant County Execution; Airport And Hospital Architecture

Encounters is on display at the Dallas Center for Architecture. It features projects created by the Madrid-based architecture firm Luis Vidal + Architects.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A woman from Arlington is scheduled for execution tonight, but her attorneys are trying to buy her time. Also, the head of the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is leaving her post next month, and a Spanish architect is trying to build airports and hospitals you want to visit.

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Texas News
6:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Dozens Of Groups File Briefs In Texas' Same-Sex Marriage Case

Mark Phariss, left, and Victor Holmes of Plano filed suit to end the ban on same-sex marriage in Texas.

A flood of legal briefs supporting and opposing same-sex marriage in Texas have been pouring into the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Tuesday was the final day for the friends of the court briefs to be filed.

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Texas News
4:11 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

UT-Dallas Scientist Preparing For Reboot Of Large Hadron Collider

A view of the ATLAS detector during the 2005 installation of a calorimeter that will measure the energies of particles produced when protons collide inside of the detector.
Credit Maximilien Brice / (C) 2005 CERN

Thousands of researchers around the globe are participating in what’s been dubbed the world’s largest science experiment – a particle accelerator in Switzerland called the Large Hadron Collider.

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KERA Newsroom
9:40 am
Tue September 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Progress Report On Dallas Schools; A Lifelong Volunteer

DISD lone Superintendent finalist Mike Miles, at lecturn
Sujata Dand KERA News

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A preview of Dallas school superintendent Mike Miles’ State of the District address, which he’ll give today at noon. Also, all about a device that discovered the Higgs Boson, and a 99-year-old safety instructor talks about a life of service.

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Texas News
6:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

From Mules To Model Ts To Highways: A 99-Year-Old's Award-Winning Journey

AARP Texas State President Ollie Besteiro presents Frank Kormos with an award for more than two decades of volunteer work.
AARP

For 25 years, 99-year-old Frank Kormos volunteered his time teaching older Americans how to drive safely. Over the weekend, he received the AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute for community service -- the Texas Andrus Award.

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Texas News
9:13 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Overturned Rig Dangles From Overpass, Tying Up Traffic On Bush Turnpike, Dallas Tollway

A crane has tipped over and is hanging over a bridge at President George Bush Turnpike and the Dallas North Tollway.
Dallas Police Department

The President George Bush Turnpike and Dallas North Tollway interchange was a traffic nightmare Monday afternoon, but it should be ready for Tuesday morning's commute.

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Texas News
2:39 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Drillers, But Not Fracking, Tied to Tainted Water, Study Shows

This Vantage Energy natural gas rig was in southwest Arlington in 2013. Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.
Paul Moseley Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study. 

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Texas News
10:34 am
Mon September 15, 2014

In Fort Worth, 9th Naval Construction Regiment Is Decommissioned After 71 Years

Officials honor men and women who have served with the 9th NCR from Fort Worth's Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.
Rusty Baker NAS Fort Worth JRB

Seven decades ago, on an Alaskan island, the 9th Naval Construction Regiment was commissioned to assist World War II efforts. Twenty-six years later, the unit was recommissioned as a reserve unit in Dallas, and eventually moved to Fort Worth. 

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