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The 20 Most Popular DFW Stories Of 2013: Marina Oswald, Bullet Trains, A Strange Bathroom, And More


As 2013 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at some of the most-read stories on

  • Reporter Courtney Collins expected a grueling disaster scene when she left Dallas for West, Texas. But that's not what she found. Readers appreciated her view of West, and the people who fuel its beating heart.

  • Readers were also interested in this story about hospital readmission rates. When you’re leaving the hospital, the last thing you want to think about is being readmitted in a couple weeks. But the odds of being readmitted to a hospital are surprisingly high. Two North Texas hospitals are trying to tackle the problem of high readmissions, with technology.

Drum roll, please. Here’s a list of the 20 most-read stories on this year.

1.  Whatever Happened To Marina Oswald?

2. Do You Belong In Texas? We're Not As Neurotic As Others. Take A Moody Test

3. Dallas To Houston In Just 90 Minutes: A Bullet Train Could Make This A Reality

4. Whatever Happened To Jackie Kennedy's Pink Dallas Dress And Hat?

5. Parkland Doctor Breaks 50-Year Silence About The Day JFK Was Shot

6. Software That’s Hard on Hospital Readmissions

7. 'I'm Here To Help:' Welcomed Into The Embrace Of West, Texas

8. King Of The Throne: One Of America’s Best Bathrooms Is In North Texas

9.The $97 Million Vote: One Voter With Personal Ties Decides A Huge Project In Dallas

10. UPDATE: Kidd Kraddick Died Of Cardiac Disease, CoronerSays

11. 'Moguls For Cars:' What’s This Cobblestone Ice That’s Covering North Texas Roads?

12.'RIP Pretty Girl' -- Why Did A Male Lion Attack And Kill A Lioness At The Dallas Zoo?

13.Motorola Chooses Fort Worth For New U.S.-Made Phone

14.Why A Denton County Children's Group Turned Down $3,000 From 'Tattooed Mommas'

15.New Voter ID Law Forces Governor Candidate Wendy Davis To Sign Affidavit To Vote

16.Memorial For Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at Cowboys Stadium

17.Radio Star Kidd Kraddick Had Lymphoma, But Didn't Tell Family And Friends

18.Big D Vs. H-Town: 5 Reasons Why Dallas Rules

19.More Earthquakes Keep Jolting North Texas -- Quakes Recorded Sunday, Monday Morning

20.11 Ways We're Turning The Nasty Ice Storm Into A Whimsical Winter Wonderland

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.