KERA Local News and Commentary
Roundup: New Law Creates Demand For Meningitis Vaccine12/21/11
New Law Creates Demand For Meningitis Vaccine and Gov. Fails to Get Key Endorsement
Dallas Mayor Pushes Education Initiative
When Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings campaigned for office, he said public education would be a top priority. What's happened since then? KERA's Bill Zeeble takes a look.
New Candidates Stir Up Senate Race
A Republican and a Democrat, each with some name recognition, have entered the race to replace retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the biggest buzz surrounds broadcaster Craig James.
AT&T Pulls Out of Acquisition Deal
Dallas based telecom giant AT&T has pulled the plug on its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Bill Zeeble has more on how this might affect consumers.
North Texas Hospitals To Tackle Infection Control
North Texas is one of two dozen U.S. locations selected for the "Partnership for Patients" initiative. It's a public-private collaboration to improve patient safety and reduce hospital acquired infections.
Dallas Hairsylists' Death Ruled Accidental
The Dallas County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a hairstylist found in her burning car "accidental". But police say that does NOT close the investigation.
KERA Health Checkup: Holiday Depression
In a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker discusses holiday depression with Dr. Randy Basham, a U.T. Arlington Associate Professor of Social Work.
Perry Campaigns For Support In Iowa
Texas Governor Rick Perry concludes his first of several bus tours in Iowa before that state's January 3 caucus. KUT's Ben Philpott reports.
Occupy Dallas: Still Standing Even Though Tents Are Down
It's been a month since Occupy Dallas protesters were evicted from their camp behind City Hall. Protesters promised to continue daily downtown demonstrations but that faded.
Texans May Lose Clout With April Primary
A federal judge has signed off on an agreement to delay Texas' March primary election until April 3. That will give candidates time to adjust to final redistricting maps. But KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Texas may lose some of its influence in...
One Holiday Tradition Finally On Track
There's something about an electric train at Christmas that brings out the kid in all of us. And as KERA's Courtney Collins explains, a couple in Rockwall decided it's never too late to play conductor.
Agreement On Texas Primary Date Expected Today
An agreement on when Texas will elect their party nominees could come as early as today. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Republicans and Democrats say they're close to deciding when Texas should hold political primaries.
Commentary: Capitalism Kaput?
The idea of capitalism has always drawn mixed reaction, but the scales seem to tip even more toward the negative of late. Commentator Merrie Spaeth says it's time for big business to get pro-active.
SMU Experts Look At AMR
The North Texas economy will take a hit from AMR's bankruptcy, even if it's not evident yet. That's according to Southern Methodist University business experts. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the school's annual economic review.
TAB Billboard Targets Colleges
The Texas Association of Business wants the state to withhold some money for community colleges until graduate rates rise. The group has even put up billboards to encourage support. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the Dallas County College District says...
Dallas Couple Leading Fair Park's Future
For more than 100 years, a "marriage" between the city of Dallas and the State Fair of Texas has kept Fair Park going. But, it's not a marriage of equals. In this instance, one has money, one doesn't.
New Water Restrictions For Dallas Customers
Dallas water customers are under "Stage 1" drought restrictions effective today. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
KERA Health Checkup: Nutrition Labels
In this KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talks about nutrition labels with Lona Sandon, a Registered Dietitian at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center.
Arlington Police "Tweet Along" DWI Enforcement
The Arlington Police Chief will be on patrol with the DWI Task Force tonight, and is staging the Department's first "Tweet-along." KERA's BJ Austin explains.
Bunuelos: It's A Holiday Tradition
KERA's Courtney Collins takes us to a kitchen in Garland where Koni Ramo Kaiwi is trying to preserve one of her holiday traditions. Bunuelos have long been on the holiday menu in many Latino homes. Koni wants to make sure her grandchildren can...
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