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11:08 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Texas Population Could Double By 2050

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A report is projecting the state's population to double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same pace it did in the last decade.

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Friday Conversation
8:25 am
Fri March 6, 2015

The Texas Oil Slump Is Driving Companies (And Workers) Into A Corner

The number of U.S. oil rigs is the lowest it’s been in 5 years.
Esteban Monclova The Texas Tribune

The slide in oil prices has been good news for drivers, but it’s sent the Texas oil business into a ditch. James Osborne has been digging into the implications of the bust. He’s the energy writer for the Dallas Morning News, and he joins KERA’s vice president of news Rick Holter for this week’s Friday Conversation. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:57 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

From The Newsroom: A Record Snowfall; Aiming For Hoop Glory

North Texans enjoyed what could be the last bit of winter weather.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Three to seven inches of snow blanketed North Texas. This could be the last gasp of winter for the region, so adults, kids, and even dogs were out to enjoy it.

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

From The Newsroom: Winter Weather Prep; Priorities For Fort Worth

Thomas Bush drives a city truck that sands and salts downtown Dallas. Crews are pre-treating roads ahead of this round of winter storms.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: North Texas prepares for another bout of winter weather. Also, high school seniors at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas navigate the confusion world of college financial aid. Finally, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price delivers her annual State of the City address.

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Texas News
12:56 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

State Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Marijuana In Texas

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A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state statute.

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Texas News
8:20 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Across Dallas, Chefs And Restaurateurs Remember Tom Spicer, The 'Spiceman'

Tom Spicer
Courtesy of John Tesar, executive chef at Knife in Dallas

Tom Spicer sold produce to some of Dallas’ best restaurants. He created gardens for luminaries. And for decades, he’s influenced some of the top chefs in North Texas. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

From The Newsroom: Remembering Farm-To-Table Advocate; Fresh Grocery Quest

Tom Spicer (left) with Graham Dodds, the executive chef at Hibiscus Restaurant.
Courtesy Graham Dodds

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: the North Texas restaurant community remembers Tom Spicer, who was their go-to supplier for fresh produce. Also, buying fresh groceries can be difficult for the residents of Jubilee Park, especially those who don’t have car. 

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Texas News
12:27 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Signs Of Neglect, Wear And Tear In Texas State Government

This 25-year-old doublewide was supposed to be a temporary building for the Texas School for the Deaf's human resources department. It was found to have a severe rodent infestation.
Obtained by the Texas Tribune

Dilapidated parks. Walls patched with toilet paper. Rodent urine leaking into the ceiling at a state school for deaf and disabled kids. 

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Texas News
10:17 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Attorney Says Dallas Ebola Survivor Seeks Transparency In Lawsuit Against Hospital

Dallas attorney Charla Aldous represents nurse Nina Pham: "She's been to hell and back."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

A nurse who contracted Ebola last year at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has filed a lawsuit against her employer, Texas Health Resources.

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Texas News
5:30 am
Tue March 3, 2015

New Texas Car One-Sticker System Goes Into Effect

Inspection stickers will begin disappearing from Texas vehicles when the state rolls out a new single-sticker program for inspection and registration on March 1.
Ryan McCrimmon Texas Tribune

A new single-sticker system for inspecting and registering millions of Texas vehicles began on Sunday, and some lawmakers are warning that the change will confuse Texas drivers.

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