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5:01 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Texas Republican Calls For Limiting Vaccine Exemptions

State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, filed the Protection of Texas Children Act in 2013.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

A North Texas Republican is taking aim at a provision in state law that allows parents with personal or religious objections to vaccines to opt their children out of school immunization requirements.

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Texas News
12:35 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

It's OK If Jurors In Chris Kyle Murder Trial Saw 'American Sniper,' Judge Says

Stephenville is known as the "Cowboy Capitol of the World."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Another 400 potential jurors have been summoned Friday to the courthouse in Stephenville in Erath County for the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh. 

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Texas News
11:10 am
Fri February 6, 2015

North Texas Earthquakes Linked To Two-Mile Fault From Irving To West Dallas

A recent swarm of earthquakes struck near the old Texas Stadium site in Irving.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Southern Methodist University seismologists have determined that the recent earthquakes that have rattled North Texas were concentrated along a two-mile line that indicates a fault from Irving into West Dallas.

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Texas News
9:41 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Texas Bullet Train Company Announces Possible Dallas Rail Station Sites

The company behind the proposed Dallas-to-Houston bullet train has selected two locations as possible sites for a Dallas high-speed rail station.
Texascentral.com

The company behind the proposed Dallas-to-Houston bullet train has selected two locations as possible sites for a Dallas high-speed rail station.

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Friday Conversation
8:00 am
Fri February 6, 2015

The Head Of Tarrant County’s Homeless Coalition Will Take Her Mission To Dallas

Cindy Crain has been the head of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition for seven years. Next month, she'll be taking the helm at the Dallas Metro Homeless Alliance.
Credit Courtesy Photo

Cindy Crain has been on the front lines fighting against homelessness for seven years. She’ll be leaving the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) to run the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA), which covers Dallas and Collin counties.

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KERA Newsroom
6:49 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

From The Newsroom: RadioShack Bankruptcy, The 'Swag' Industry, And 1960s At The DTC

Max Faulkner The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, confirming some of the dark rumors surrounding the Fort Worth-based electronics retailer. Potential jurors are whittled down in Stephenville for the murder trial of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle.

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Texas News
1:17 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Go Inside Stephenville Courtroom As Jury Selection Begins In Chris Kyle Murder Trial

Potential jurors who live in Erath County packed the Donald R. Jones Justice Center this morning to ask questions and fill out questionnaires.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Update, 6:20 p.m.: About 40 people have been excused, exempt or disqualified from the jury pool in The State of Texas v. Eddie Ray Routh.

The 27-year-old Lancaster native is accused of killing two Midlothian men,  Chad Littlefield, and author Chris Kyle, who's book was made into a movie, now in theaters, called American Sniper

Both men were found dead at a shooting range in Erath County, where Routh has been jailed for the last two years. 

When the courts opened Thursday morning, Judge Jason Cashon told the potential jurors: "It's ok ​if you've seen the movie; We're aware that there's a movie out there called American Sniper."

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The High Five
7:36 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Jury Selection Begins For Chris Kyle Murder Trial

Former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was killed two years ago at a shooting range.
Templar1307 (cc) Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The national spotlight will be on Stephenville for the murder trial of retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, RadioShack inches closer to a bankruptcy deal, health insurance enrollment has been strong in Texas, and more.

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Texas News
8:03 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Jury Selection Starts Thursday In Chris Kyle Murder Trial

In 2013, Chris Kyle and his neighbor Chad Littlefield were killed at an Erath County shooting range.
Shutterstock/231370435 Shutterstock.com

Jury selection starts Thursday morning in the murder trial of the man accused of killing Chris Kyle -- the veteran Navy SEAL who’s the subject of the hit movie American Sniper.

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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

From The Newsroom: Jury Selection For Chris Kyle Trial; Hospital High Rises

Paul Moseley The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: A last-ditch appeal to keep 'Texas 7' prison escapee Donald Newbury from execution has failed. In Stephenville, 800 people have been summoned for jury duty. It's all for the murder trial of a man accused of killing Chris Kyle.

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