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2:24 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

In Video, Gun Rights Activist Warns Texas Legislators: Treason Is 'Punishable By Death'

Gun rights supporters have been carrying guns into stores and restaurants across Texas.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

In an online video, a North Texas gun rights activist pushing for legislation allowing Texans to openly carry guns tells legislators that treason is "punishable by death."

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Texas News
10:39 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Billions In Play In North Texas Hospital Building Boom

The $800 million UT Southwestern Clements Hospital is just one of many new health care construction projects in North Texas.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Dallas medical district now has a multi-billion-dollar skyline of its own.

UT Southwestern just opened its high-tech, $800 million William P. Clements Jr. University Hostpital. The new $1.3 billion Parkland hospital is coming this summer, And these are just the tip of a building boom reshaping the hospital landscape in North Texas. A  growing population, aging baby boomers, and new policies are spurring a construction frenzy.

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Texas News
10:01 am
Wed February 4, 2015

A 170-Year-Old Tree At White Rock Lake Was Cut Down By Accident

A 170-year-old black willow tree at White Rock Lake, not featured in this picture, was cut down last week.
Rachel Knickmeyer Flickr

A 170-year-old black willow tree in Dallas was cut down last week. The city says it was an accident.

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KERA Newsroom
6:53 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

From The Newsroom: RadioShack Woes; Big Money For Promising Artists

Northfoto/Shutterstock

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Fort Worth-based RadioShack may be nearing its end. Bill Zeeble talks to an analyst who's been following the retailer's decline. 

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Texas News
1:24 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Texas Rep. Molly White Explains Her Views On Muslims

Texas Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, in her Capitol office Monday.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

After igniting a firestorm of criticism last week for suggesting that Muslims visiting her legislative office would be asked to "renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws," state Rep. Molly White said Monday she has nothing to apologize for — though she might have used her words differently.

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Texas News
7:19 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Jubilee Director Placed On Leave After Arrest

Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth presents "In Real Life," the final installment of Charlayne Woodard's trilogy.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The artistic director of a leading African-American theater company in North Texas has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest Friday for allegedly soliciting sex from two boys.

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KERA Newsroom
6:44 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

From The Newsroom: High-Profile Arrests; Brain Injury Recovery

Jubilee Theatre is one of the leading African-American theater companies in North Texas.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: There were two arrests this weekend of high-profile North Texans – a former Southern Methodist University law school dean and the artistic director of Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth.

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Friday Conversation
4:58 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Before Toll Roads, Levees Were Causing Waves Along The Trinity River

The Trinity River plays an important role in Dallas history.
Justin Terveen

It may seem like politicians and planners have spent just a decade or two sparring over the proposed Trinity River toll road, but controversy has swirled around the Trinity much longer than that - ever since folks began settling beside it nearly two centuries ago.

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

From The Newsroom: Prime Prep’s End; 50 Years Of Sculpture

Melvin Edwards, Steel Life 1985-1991.
Nasher Sculpture Center

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Troubled charter school Prime Prep has closed its doors after two years.

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Texas News
3:16 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Judge: Funeral Home Wrongly Sold Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket

This is the original pine coffin used to bury Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963.
Nate D. Sanders Auction House

A judge says the original casket in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried belongs to Oswald's brother, not the funeral home that auctioned it off for more than $87,000.

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