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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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“No justice! No peace!”

The familiar chant was prompted by what protesters saw as a sentence too light for the murder of an innocent black man in his own apartment.

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath says despite recent improvements in public education, it's not enough. At the Dallas Regional Chamber lunch Monday, he urged hundreds of business leaders to get involved with public schools.

Fifty years ago this July, Neil Armstrong's words from the moon echoed across our globe: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

The Back to Space initiative in Dallas was recently launched to rekindle popular interest in space, especially among kids — the kind the 1969 moonshot inspired. 

This semester, University of North Texas at Dallas students have been teaching local Spanish speakers how to take the U.S. naturalization test. The crowded class keeps growing.

Texas Tech forced an overtime nail-biter in Monday night's NCAA men's basketball championship. Yet the Red Raiders couldn't quite claw past the Virginia Cavaliers, who won their first title, 85 to 77. We watched from the Dallas sports bar High Fives, packed with Tech grads.

Arts and space exploration took center stage when a life-sized painting of 10 Apollo astronauts was revealed Wednesday night in Dallas.

Three of the astronauts attended the unveiling — Buzz Aldrin, R. Walter Cunningham and Al Worden — and stood next to the likenesses of themselves.

When the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum makes its debut in September, it'll feature some powerful and emotional displays.

As many as one-third of Dallas adults are barely literate. Each year, literacy groups only reach 1.5 percent of them. 

The latest version of the Tuition Tracker was released Thursday to help students figure out the true cost of any college in Texas and across the country. 

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