Texas http://www.kunc.org en Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out http://www.kunc.org/post/frustrated-affordable-care-act-one-family-opts-out The Robinson family of Dallas started out pretty excited about their new insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.<p>Nick Robinson had turned to Obamacare after he lost his job last summer. He had been working as a youth pastor, and the job included benefits that covered him, his two young daughters, and his wife, Rachel, a wedding photographer.<p>Nick says he wasn't too nervous at first, because everyone was healthy. Tue, 27 May 2014 07:27:00 +0000 57020 at http://www.kunc.org Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking http://www.kunc.org/post/texas-familys-nuisance-complaint-seen-win-against-fracking A Dallas jury recently awarded nearly $3 million to a family who said they were poisoned by a natural gas drilling operation near their North Texas ranch. The verdict, reached on April 22, is being called a landmark by opponents of the drilling technique, called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."<p><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/05/02/what-a-multi-million-dollar-lawsuit-could-mean-for-fighting-fracking-in-court/">Bob and Lisa Parr</a> have been telling their story for a while. They even appeared in the anti-fracking documentary <em>Gasland II</em>. Fri, 02 May 2014 11:24:00 +0000 Mose Buchele, KUT News 56071 at http://www.kunc.org The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat http://www.kunc.org/post/latest-hd-tv-comfort-your-courtside-seat Millions of people will be glued to TV screens Monday watching the NCAA men's college basketball championship — and some of those viewers will actually be in the stands.<p>Monday's Connecticut vs. Kentucky game will be played at AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, where an enormous Mitsubishi screen hangs from the roof. It's the length of four coach buses by 72 feet high. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:43:22 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 55259 at http://www.kunc.org The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood http://www.kunc.org/post/cuisine-and-culture-transform-dallas-neighborhood Can food revitalize an ailing neighborhood? In Dallas, global flavors seem to be playing a pretty big part in one area's transformation.<p>For decades, West Dallas was a ramshackle place: a Superfund site with a cement plant, some crime-ridden warehouses and a modest Latino neighborhood known as La Bajada across a potholed two-lane bridge from the glittery downtown.<p>This place was kind of like a desert with not so much to do, but it had some of the best views of downtown. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 55197 at http://www.kunc.org Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again http://www.kunc.org/post/shooting-unfairly-links-violence-mental-illness-again With the Army's disclosure that Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he went on a shooting rampage Wednesday, there were once again questions about whether the Army could have prevented the violence at Fort Hood.<p>Experts in mental health say (even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/03/298708884/what-do-we-know-about-the-fort-hood-gunman">more facts</a> about Lopez emerge) that it's highly unlikely the violence could have been predicted. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Joseph Shapiro 55176 at http://www.kunc.org Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again