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From The Newsroom: State Of Dallas Parks; Kelcy Warren Weighs In On Keystone Pipeline

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The Dallas park system generated headlines last week when the Belo Foundation announced it was giving Dallas $30 million to help build four downtown parks.

Willis Winters is the director of the Dallas Park and Recreation department, and he sat down to talk about park land in North and South Dallas – and the future of Fair Park.

After seven years of federal review, the Keystone X-L oil pipeline has been rejected. President Barack Obama said the pipeline wouldn't have lowered U.S. gas prices and wouldn't have been a long-term job-creator. Texas Republicans disagreed and blasted the President saying it would’ve created a lot of jobs.

Kelcy Warren, Dallas oil tycoon and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners told CNBC on Friday that the numbers for the pipeline just don’t add up.

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.