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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the city’s diverse economy and easy access to both coasts help explain why the Brookings Institution lists Dallas as one of just three cities to fully emerge from the recession.

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Plans for a championship golf course on an old landfill site in southeast Dallas could land the annual Byron Nelson Championship and spark new development on the edge of the Great Trinity Forest. Officials launched the project Friday morning.

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Thanksgiving usually conjures up the aroma of turkey-in-the-oven; giblet gravy on the stove; and pumpkin pie cooling on the counter. But for some Texans, it’s the savory scent of mole.

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is asking the entire nation to join Dallas in a moment of silence November 22n , 2013 at 12:30pm. That's when Dallas will go silent, then hold its memorial of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Meatless hospitality, Ken Burns’ ‘The Dust Bowl,’ Gaza protests and more.

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Garland firefighters let a chemical fire burn down before using foam on the flames at Nexeo Solutions, the old Ashland Chemical on Wood Ave, near Jupiter and Kingsley.

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An alternative for patients who can’t survive open heart surgery replaces the aortic valve without opening the chest or heart. Medical City recently became the first in the country to perform the procedure, just days after it received FDA approval. 

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So, how do you plant shade trees on a shallow slab over a freeway? That was one of the hurdles planners had to overcome at the new Klyde Warren Park opening in downtown Dallas.

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The proposed Dallas bike lane ordinance may need more than some air in its tires to coast to a favorable vote at City Hall. 


The Dallas City Council is ready to spell out the rules of the road for the city’s new bike lanes. One of the shared lanes is on Main Street downtown. 

Two more West Nile deaths are reported in North Texas.

With the annual South By Southwest Festival, Austin’s seen by many as the state’s musical focal point. Commentator David Okamoto remembers when that attention focused farther north. 

Governor Perry will be in Dallas Monday to promote his plan for making college more affordable. But some universities think his plan is a one way street.

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the city is hot,  and he’s not talking about the temperature. 

Parking spaces along Main Street in downtown Dallas turned into little parks Friday – the second annual ‘PARK(ing) Day Dallas’.

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Several hundred low-income, uninsured Texans want Governor Perry to change his mind and expand Medicaid, as called-for in the federal healthcare law. They’ve traveled to Austin today from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to deliver petitions to the Governor.

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Dallas County’s aerial mosquito spraying got a good preliminary report from the Centers for Disease Control, which analyzed more that 250 mosquito traps.

Dallas Police Shooting Town Hall

Aug 27, 2012

There have been 16 police shootings in Dallas this year, 8 of them fatal. One of them in South Dallas sparked angry protests. A month later, Police Chief David Brown faced concerned citizens at a town hall meeting.

Dallas officials say 20 new West Nile virus cases have raised the County total to 262. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports the second round of the air assault on mosquitoes launched last night at 9 even though leaders initially said that may not be effective.

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he’ll meet with other officials early this week to discuss aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus.

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has declared a state of emergency as cases of West Nile virus escalate.


The proposed city of Dallas budget for next year does not include layoffs, cuts to libraries, or a tax increase. An improving economy is making the 2013 budget debate less painful.

Dallas School Board members are working on the evaluation plan for new Superintendent Mike Miles. The plan will outline goals the superintendent must meet to earn up to $200,000 in bonus money.

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Many cities and counties in the Metroplex are spraying for mosquitoes to help control the spread of West Nile virus. But Fort Worth has decided there are better ways to protect residents.

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Some 40,000 people packed Fair Park’s two huge halls Thursday for free school supplies, health checks, hair cuts and more. 

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A five-year old North Texas child with leukemia recently visited Capitol Hill. His family and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas wanted to put a face on healthcare funding for kids.

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Dallas County reports a third death from West Nile Virus. The patient lived in Grand Prairie. Health officials say all three victims had the more serious neuroinvasive strain of the mosquito-transmitted illness.

Early voting for the July 31st runoff election ends today. Local and state officials say turnout so far has been far higher than expected, as KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports.

Police in riot gear converged on a neighborhood south of Fair Park after an officer shot and killed a man during a foot chase Tuesday evening.

Kids usually can’t wait for the school year to end. But education research shows some children pay a price over the summer break. They forget so much that by the time they start the next grade, they’re way behind.