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Boy Scouts Headquarters
6:23 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Gay Youth Now Allowed In Boy Scouts - But Gay Adults Still On The Sideline

Lauren Silverman

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 10:22 pm

The vote has been taken but the controversy isn't over - The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America will lift its long time ban and allow gay boys to join their organization – although the ban on gay adults remains. 

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3:13 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

What Boy Scout Vote Could Mean For Local Groups

Courtney Collins KERA News

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 7:29 am

No matter which way Boy Scout delegates vote this week on banning gay members, a local leader says troops may be impacted.

We caught up with Cubmaster James Maddux at the Rangers game Sunday during Boy Scouts of America weekend.

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Texas Storms
11:40 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Storms Wreck Homes, Businesses Throughout North Texas

Sgt. Lance Koppa Highland Park Police Department

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 12:55 pm

Communities outside of Granbury and Cleburne are also reeling from last night’s chain of powerful storms.

Dozens of buildings in the City of Ennis were damaged, including businesses in the central downtown area. Lt. David Anthony with the Ennis Police Department says one elderly woman was hit with flying debris and taken to the hospital as a precaution. As far as he knows, her injuries are minor.

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Texas News
12:38 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Dallas Police Honor Legendary Detective 50 Years After Historic Role In JFK Assassination

BJ Austin KERA News

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 6:36 pm

An iconic Texas lawman in a white hat was honored at Dallas Police headquarters Tuesday. Former Dallas police detective James Leavelle was recognized 50 years after the assassination of President John Kennedy catapulted him into history. 

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Texas Education
9:44 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Hispanics Enrolling In College At Higher Rate Than Whites

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 8:39 pm

A record number of Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in college last fall outpacing their white counterparts, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Using U.S. Census data, the study found that seven in 10 Hispanic students, or 69 percent, who graduated in 2012 went on to college compared to 67 percent of white students.

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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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George W. Bush
4:40 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

The New George Bush Presidential Center’s Eco-Sensitive Design

Dane Walters KERA

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 11:42 am

This is the first installment in the KERA News series "Inside the Bush Center."

George W. Bush’s environmental legacy as president was decidedly . . .  mixed. He established the largest protected marine environment in American history – more than a hundred million acres set aside in our Pacific territories. But he also permitted more mountaintop removal by mining companies. And he refused to sign the Kyoto Protocols on global warming. Yet the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of SMU is unequivocally eco-sensitive. The new center will be dedicated Thursday.

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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 Justice
1:17 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Documenting Detectives: Exonerees Fight To Free Others On Film

David Alvarado "Freedom Fighters"

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Filmmaker Jamie Meltzer thought he’d just go check out a Dallas meeting for prison exonerees last February. He’d heard a group of freed inmates had started a detective agency, which sounded like pretty good film fodder. Meltzer showed up, met the guys and started shooting that day.

“I came down to evaluate the idea and I was just hooked from the get-go,” says Meltzer, who now is about a year into filming “Freedom Fighters.” Meltzer's team includes Michael May, who has a story on the detective agency on All Things Considered today.

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