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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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.  

                                  

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.

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

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn has died at his home in Fort Worth, former CEO of the Cliburn Foundation Richard Rodzinski confirms. Cliburn was diagnosed with bone cancer in August. 

 It’ll be another three months before we know if the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America will change its gay ban policy. More than 100 supporters of the policy rallied at Scout headquarters after the organization said it would keep its gay ban, for now.                                             

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