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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

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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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Texas News
7:01 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

North Central Texas Softball Coach: 'They'll Be With Us All Year, And For Years To Come'

The North Central Texas College softball team in Gainesville honors four teammates killed in a car accident.
Courtesy of North Central Texas College softball team NCTC

The softball team at North Central Texas College will open its season Friday. It will be the women’s first game since an 18-wheeler crashed into the team bus last September, killing four athletes.

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KERA Newsroom
6:50 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

From The Newsroom: Keeping Texas Educators Accountable; Recovering From Tragedy

Brad Bart The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The federal government is cracking down on Texas educators for not having a statewide system for evaluating principals and teachers. 

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Texas News
4:03 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Abuse-Of-Power Case Against Perry To Proceed

A judge on Tuesday rejected former Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to throw out a two-count indictment against him.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

A judge on Tuesday rejected former Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to throw out a two-count indictment against him, saying it's too early in the case to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.

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