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6:41 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

'New' Parkland Hospital Hits Big Fundraising Goal

The Parkland Foundation, hospital officials and donors reach the New Parkland fundraising goal ahead of schdule thanks to 12,700 individual donors.
BJ Austin

In Dallas, officials at Parkland Hospital have announced a breakthrough.  The big news is financial, not medical.

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6:04 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Ebola Survivor Nancy Writebol, Visiting Dallas, Plans To Return To Liberia

Nancy Writebol and her husband David at the Dallas Theological Seminary.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

In September of last year, two missionaries became the first Americans diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia. Kent Brantly, a doctor who was trained in Fort Worth, and health care worker Nancy Writebol. This week, Writebol and her husband David are in town talking to students at Dallas Theological Seminary

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Texas News
9:28 am
Thu February 12, 2015

First Lady Of Afghanistan Visits Dallas To Honor Laura Bush

Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, visited with former first lady Laura Bush Wednesday at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Grant Miller/George W. Bush Presidential Center Facebook

Ten years ago, the first private, not-for-profit university opened in Afghanistan. On Wednesday night, the first lady of that country, Rula Ghani, stopped by the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas to thank former first lady Laura Bush for helping create it.

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Texas News
3:17 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Trial Comes For Eddie Ray Routh, Marine Accused Of Killing ‘American Sniper’

Thousands attended Kyle's memorial service at Cowboys Stadium.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Eddie Ray Routh had been talking crazy for a while. So when he showed up on his sister's doorstep one afternoon two Februarys ago and claimed to have shot two men, she didn't know what to think.

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Texas News
11:55 am
Wed February 11, 2015

This Baby Giraffe In Fort Worth Wears Her Heart On Her Neck (Video)

Look closely at the neck of the Fort Worth Zoo's baby giraffe and you'll see the spot shaped like a heart.
Fort Worth Zoo Facebook

A new resident of the Fort Worth Zoo has a big heart and it's on her neck. The giraffe born Jan. 11 has drawn attention, with Saturday being Valentine's Day, for a particular marking.

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Texas News
11:08 am
Wed February 11, 2015

West Texas Site Wants Nation's Spent Nuclear Fuel

Modular concrete canisters containing nuclear waste are shown at the bottom of a storage pit near Andrews, Texas.
David Bowser The Texas Tribune

Texas’ only radioactive waste dump wants to open its gates to tens of thousands of metric tons of spent nuclear reactor fuel now scattered across the country.

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Texas News
10:48 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Bill Would Let Texas' Top Doctor Enforce Quarantines

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The top doctor in Texas could impose immediate mandatory quarantine on patients infected with Ebola or other contagious diseases under sweeping legislation being introduced at the Capitol.

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Texas News
3:01 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Patrick Wants $12 Million To Keep Texas National Guard On Border

Dan Patrick, then the lieutenant governor-elect, is shown speaking to reporters at the Texas Capitol on Jan. 8.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Saying that drug cartels are “ramping up” their efforts as the Texas National Guard prepares to leave the Rio Grande Valley next month, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Tuesday that he’s seeking an additional $12 million to keep the troops there through May.

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Texas News
1:21 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Marine Accused Of Killing 'American Sniper'

Jury selection is underway in Stephenville for the trial of the man accused of killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the movie "American Sniper."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Jury selection is underway for the trial of the man accused of killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the movie "American Sniper."

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KERA Newsroom
6:53 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

From The Newsroom: Bullet Train Stops; A Key To North Texas Earthquakes

Gerald O'Sullivan Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Central Railway revealed its two preferred locations for a Dallas station in its high-speed rail project.

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