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Most Dallas mayor candidates appeared at an election forum March 28, 2019, at the Dallas Scottish Rite Temple in downtown Dallas. Pictured is Dallas school board member Miguel Solis addressing the audience.
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The Race For Dallas Mayor: 9 Hopefuls, But No Frontrunner, Headed For May 4 Election

Early voting started Monday for the May 4 municipal elections across Texas, and the highest-profile election on local ballots may be the race for Dallas mayor. Term limits mean Mike Rawlings will leave after two four-year terms leading the city. Meet the nine candidates running to replace him.

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History, science, politics, books and more with Krys Boyd. Monday-Thursday, noon-2 pm; Friday, 1-2 pm on KERA 90.1.

DALLAS – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Advocates for an expanded master plan had been calling for the new analysis for weeks. They were led yesterday by Lori Palmer, who sits on the Master Plan Committee and who once represented Love Field on the City Council. Palmer told the Council the proposal would...

Dallas, TX – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: The 1920's are called the Golden Age of the Art Dealer in Paris. But the period following World War I was much more than that. [Jazz music begins to play.] It was a time to celebrate all arts and culture, and Paris was the epicenter of this great party.

Charles Stuckey, Curator, Kimbell Art Museum: Everybody who was interested in art, music, drama, dance, wanted to be there.

Dallas, TX – KERA covered key North Texas races throughout the campaign season and election night. Final results are:

Tarrant County Sheriff - Dee Anderson (R): 274,609 (61.24%); Luther Perry (D): 173,774 (38.76%)

U.S. Congressional District 5 - Pete Sessions (R-I): 100,510 (54%); Regina Montoya Coggins (D): 82,685 (44.4%); Ken Ashby (L): 2,842 (1.5%)

U.S. Congressional District 12 - Kay Granger (R-I): 117,712 (62.7%); Mark Greene (D): 67,598 (36%); Rick Clay (L): 2,565 (1.4%)

Dallas, TX – Suzanne Sprague, Reporter: Professor Jim Riddlesperger, who teaches American politics at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, says the race for Tarrant County Sheriff just hasn't been the same since incumbent David Williams was defeated in the March primary.

Dallas, TX – Bill Zeeble , KERA 90.1 reporter: All through the Presidential campaign, Governor Bush has declared his plans for the projected federal budget surplus expected this decade. It could be as much as four trillion dollars.

Dallas, TX – Bill Zeeble, KERA 90.1 reporter: At times over the past few months, the race between the two leading District 5 candidates, Pete Sessions and Regina Montoya Coggins, has been a bit harsh. But in personal exchanges, like in yesterday?s only broadcast debate on KERA, the two have appeared civil and polite - Pete Sessions stressing his conservative record and beliefs in less government and talking tax cuts.

Dallas, TX – Kurt Hubler, KERA 90.1 Reporter: In a speech, delivered last September in Washington state, Texas Governor George W. Bush criticized the Clinton/Gore administration for a lack of action in addressing the needs of the nation?s park system.

DALLAS – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: By the numbers, Governor George W. Bush is undoubtedly popular among Texas women. Two out of three female voters cast their ballots for him during his 1998 re-election campaign, including Taffy Goldsmith, a grandmother and long-time Dallas Republican activist.


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Here Are 39 Things You Should Do In Texas Before You Die

Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a list of things you should do in the Lone Star State before you kick the bucket.

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