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Last updated 10:48AM ET
September 22, 2014
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Roundup: New Law Creates Demand For Meningitis Vaccine New Law Creates Demand For Meningitis Vaccine and Gov. Fails to Get Key Endorsement
New Candidates Stir Up Senate Race A Republican and a Democrat, each with some name recognition, have entered the race to replace retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the biggest buzz surrounds broadcaster Craig James.
AT&T Pulls Out of Acquisition Deal Dallas based telecom giant AT&T has pulled the plug on its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Bill Zeeble has more on how this might affect consumers.
Roundup: Drought Claimed Millions Of Texas Trees Preliminary estimates from the Texas Forest Service show the year-long drought in Texas may have claimed as many as a half-billion trees.
Dallas Hairsylists' Death Ruled Accidental The Dallas County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a hairstylist found in her burning car "accidental". But police say that does NOT close the investigation.
North Texas Hospitals To Tackle Infection Control North Texas is one of two dozen U.S. locations selected for the "Partnership for Patients" initiative. It's a public-private collaboration to improve patient safety and reduce hospital acquired infections.
Texans May Lose Clout With April Primary A federal judge has signed off on an agreement to delay Texas' March primary election until April 3. That will give candidates time to adjust to final redistricting maps. But KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Texas may lose some of its influence in choosing a republican presidential nominee.
Roundup: Top Democrat Drops Out Of US Senate Race The sole major Democratic candidate in the race to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has dropped out. Retired Lt. General Ric Sanchez made that announcement this afternoon.
One Holiday Tradition Finally On Track There's something about an electric train at Christmas that brings out the kid in all of us. And as KERA's Courtney Collins explains, a couple in Rockwall decided it's never too late to play conductor.
Occupy Dallas: Still Standing Even Though Tents Are Down It's been a month since Occupy Dallas protesters were evicted from their camp behind City Hall. Protesters promised to continue daily downtown demonstrations but that faded.
Roundup: Eagle Could Lay Off Workers American Eagle, the regional airline affiliate of American Airlines, may furlough more than 220 Texas-based pilots and flight attendants in February to cut costs under bankruptcy protection.
Agreement On Texas Primary Date Expected Today An agreement on when Texas will elect their party nominees could come as early as today. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Republicans and Democrats say they're close to deciding when Texas should hold political primaries.
SMU Experts Look At AMR The North Texas economy will take a hit from AMR's bankruptcy, even if it's not evident yet. That's according to Southern Methodist University business experts. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the school's annual economic review.
Roundup: RR Commission Sets New Frac Disclosure Rules The Texas Railroad Commission has adopted the rules for disclosing what's in fracking fluid used in natural gas drilling.
State ID's Worst Schools, Gives Students Option To Leave More than 400,000 Texas students will have the option of transferring to new schools because their schools have ended up on the Public Education Grant list.
TAB Billboard Targets Colleges The Texas Association of Business wants the state to withhold some money for community colleges until graduate rates rise. The group has even put up billboards to encourage support. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the Dallas County College District says the business group doesn't know the whole story.
Dallas Couple Leading Fair Park's Future For more than 100 years, a "marriage" between the city of Dallas and the State Fair of Texas has kept Fair Park going. But, it's not a marriage of equals. In this instance, one has money, one doesn't.
Roundup: Texas Comptroller Declares Economic Recession Over The Texas Comptroller says the economic recovery is taking hold, producing higher than expected tax revenues.
New Water Restrictions For Dallas Customers Dallas water customers are under "Stage 1" drought restrictions effective today. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Roundup: High Court Halts New Texas Electoral Maps The US Supreme Court has created another uncertainty for Texas candidates. Late today the high court blocked the use of Texas state legislative and congressional district maps that were drawn by federal judges to boost minorities' voting power.