Bill Zeeble

Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues. Heâââ

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Texas Public Schools
9:44 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Four Generations Attend One Storied Richardson School

Bill Zeeble KERA News

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 12:52 pm

Today was the first day back to school for  most Texas kids.  – including a Richardson Schools 2nd grader named Thomas Jefferson the 5th. And like a lot of other kids, TJ strolled into Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet elementary side by side with a family elder. But here’s where the story gets interesting. The great grandfather TJ accompanied is 70 year-old Thomas Jefferson, Jr. – who attended Hamilton Park himself six decades ago. He made the same walk with his son, Thomas Jefferson the 3rd, and grandson, Thomas Jefferson the 4th. Here’s a look at an African American family legacy.

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Classical Music
9:32 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Cliburn's Big Winners: A Ukranian, An Italian And The First American Since '97

Ralph Lauer The Cliburn

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 1:24 pm

Vadym Kholodenko, a 26-year-old Ukranian, won the top prize Sunday night at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. A 20-year-old Italian, Beatrice Rana, was named runner-up, and third place went to Sean Chen, 24, the first American to reach the Cliburn finals in 16 years.

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Texas Education
3:49 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Dallas School Board Member Takes Vote, Ends Commencement Speech

DISD

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 3:06 pm

Dallas School Board member Mike Morath was scheduled to give this year’s graduation speech to Woodrow Wilson seniors. But he offered something a little different.

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Texas Musicians
11:21 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Six Cliburn Finalists Still Playing For Gold In Fort Worth

Ralph Lauer The Cliburn

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 3:15 am

Six finalists of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano competition were named late Tuesday night. They include four men and two women, each from different countries.

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Texas Music
12:56 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

A Dozen Advance in the Cliburn International Piano Competition In Fort Worth

Bill Zeeble KERA News

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 11:23 am

Twelve young pianists have advanced to the semi-final round in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. The musicians are playing for a top $50,000 prize and three years of worldwide concerts.

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Texas Constitution
10:46 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Believes County's Same-Sex Benefits Plan Legal

Bill Zeeble KERA News

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 3:43 pm

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins believes the county's same-sex benefits plan approved last fall is legal, despite Monday's opinion from the Texas Attorney General that said local governments and school districts offering marriage benefits to same sex partners violate the state constitution. 

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Texas Politics
11:30 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton Appear In Dallas Before Bush Center Dedication

U.S. State Dept., Gage Skidmore (cc) wikimedia

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 6:00 am

Two potential presidential candidates are in Dallas today. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will talk about immigration to one organization. Then in the evening, past Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a group of apartment executives.  

                                  

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Kaufman County Killings
10:20 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Ex-Justice Of The Peace Eric Williams Charged With Capital Murder

Bill Zeeble KERA News

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams was charged Thursday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of the County’s DA, his wife, and the assistant DA.  Williams was under suspicion early on.

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Texas Education
12:54 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

College Hopefuls Still Suffering After Recession

University of Texas

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 6:00 am

Texas public college and university enrollment rose by 22.5 percent between 2007 and 2012, but state funding fell.

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Deceptive Cadence
12:50 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol

A youthful Van Cliburn, captured mid-concerto.
Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 10:37 am

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