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6:43 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

From The Newsroom: Using Poetry To Trigger Memories; Redefining The Dictionary

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Doualy Xaykaothao reports on a U.S. Supreme Court case with North Texas ties. Also, how one poet is using her craft to trigger memories for Alzheimer’s patients, and how technology is redefining the dictionary in 2015.

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Texas News
3:50 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

With Change In Procedure, Texas Senate Democrats Lose Clout

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, left, with State Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, sponsor of the resolution that changed Senate voting rules on Wednesday.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

With a new lieutenant governor installed for the first time in over a decade Wednesday — and over the cries of Democrats — the Texas Senate voted to break from an almost 70-year tradition intended to encourage compromise among its 31 members.

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Texas News
9:05 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Black Tie Gala Closes Out Texas Inaugural Festivities

Gov. Greg Abbott and his family greet the crowd at the 2015 Texas Inaugural Ball in Austin on Tuesday night.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

A black tie ball capped a day of Texas inaugural festivities celebrating the state’s first new governor in 14 years that began with a prayer service at the First Baptist Church in downtown Austin.

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Texas News
12:48 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick Take Oath Of Office

Gov. Abbott and his family, wife Cecilia and daughter Audrey, on Tuesday morning during his inauguration ceremony in Austin.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

In a moment he called "highly improbable," Greg Abbott officially became the 48th governor of Texas in a ceremony on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. His wife, Cecilia Abbott, became the first Latina first lady of Texas.

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Texas News
12:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Abbott: I'll Be 'Bigger And Bolder' In Luring Business To Texas

Greg Abbott visited the Senate chamber on Jan. 13.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Through the Texas Economic Development Corporation, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said he plans to be "even bigger and bolder" than his job-creating predecessor, Gov. Rick Perry, when it comes to attracting businesses and jobs to the state.

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Texas News
10:17 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Back In The Saddle: 119th Fort Worth Stock Show Opens

Martha Jo Soule with her quarter horse Cash at the Fort Worth Stock Show.
BJ Austin KERA News

The 119th Fort Worth Stock Show opened Friday. The annual 23-day event celebrates western heritage and life on the ranch with livestock competitions and sales. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:44 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

From The Newsroom: Martin Luther King's SMU Visit; A Fifth-Grader's View Of King's Legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Martin Luther King, Jr’s visit to SMU in 1966 is remembered by an alum who escorted the civil rights leader. Also, how another man also made strides in civil rights a decade before King, and a Dallas fifth-grader delivers the winning speech from Friday's Gardere MLK Oratory Competition.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

From The Newsroom: High-Speed Rail Pushes Ahead; Opening Day For The Stock Show

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The proposed high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston continues forward. Bill Zeeble has an update on the ambitious project. Also, we'll recap this week in the Texas legislature, and BJ Austin strapped on her boots to visit the opening day of the 119th Fort Worth Stock Show.

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Texas News
6:10 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

With Supreme Court To Weigh Gay Marriage, What Now For Texas?

Texas Tribune

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four cases with the potential to legalize gay marriage nationwide will impact Texas' own legal fight over same-sex unions. But how exactly is unclear. 

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Texas News
5:15 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Dallas To Houston Bullet Train Still On Track

Plans for the proposed high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston continue.
Texas Central Railway

Plans for the proposed high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston continue. Environmental impact studies are under way for the line, which would cost several billion dollars and be privately funded. On Friday, the president of the company behind the rail line gave an update.

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