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The new Parkland Hospital in Dallas opens in August.  The $1.3 billion complex promises high-tech care inspired in part by Disney.

List Of Fastest-Growing Counties, Metros Have Strong Texas Flavor

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As Texas' population continues to climb, it's the state's suburbs that are seeing the quickest growth, census figures show.

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Update: Investigators say the driver of a pickup truck was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer that slammed into construction beams along Interstate 35 in Central Texas.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: New census numbers put the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the second fastest-growing metro area area in the country. Also, how a child might cope with cancer differently than a teenager or an adult who’s survived the disease.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A pair of council members planned to leave their seats Wednesday for the public microphone to speak about what could be the hottest issue in May’s election: the proposed Trinity toll road. 

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Some 50,000 military veterans are homeless each night in the United States. In parts of North Texas, that number is declining. The latest census shows the homeless vet count in Fort Worth has dropped by one-third compared to last year. Seventy vets in that city currently call the Presbyterian Night Shelter home. On Tuesday, at a fundraiser for a vets program, a retired Marine general told vets he's got their backs.    

Texas Senate Committee Advances 'Denton Fracking Bill'

Mar 25, 2015
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A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill that would limit local control over oil and gas activities across Texas — a measure being referred to as the "Denton fracking bill." 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We’ll continue our Breakthroughs series Growing Up After Cancer with the Cobler family’s search for a bone marrow match for six-year-old Jude. And we’ll hear how high schoolers are motivating the future Class of 2025.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Western footwear icon Justin Brands is closing its only distribution center, which is in Fort Worth. We’ll also look at the impact of suspensions in North Texas high schools and whether they’re really effective at keeping discipline.

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The Western footwear icon Justin Brands is closing an entire distribution facility in Fort Worth. Sixty-eight workers will be laid off, starting in May.