Christopher Connelly, KERA News

Christopher Connelly


DFW Airport, TX, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

Texas Companies Would Feel The Impact Of A Limit On H-1B Visas

The Trump Administration is planning to severely limit approvals of new H-1B visas. Companies use that type of visa to bring in temporary guest workers to → Read More

'I Had To Make A Decision': How Domestic Violence Survivors Are Navigating Covid-19

The last time Stacey’s boyfriend strangled her, she nearly died. “I woke up, I just felt numb. My whole body was just like, am I here? Am I dead?” she → Read More

Frisco Is A Boomtown: It's The Fastest-Growing Big City In The Country

In the booming suburbs north of Dallas, the city of Frisco grew faster than any other large city in the country over the last decade. That’s according to a → Read More

As Texas Inches Economy Open, Can It Screen Enough People For COVID-19?

Texas state parks reopened this morning – albeit with some limitations, and retail stores can re-open Friday for delivery and pickup orders. These are the → Read More

El Paso-Plano Football Game Highlights Unity Over Fear

The Plano Senior High Wildcats played the Eastwood High Troopers in Frisco last night, but it was anything but a normal game. It was a night filled with → Read More

Residents Navigate Tough Rental Market As Fort Worth Housing Project Closes

A massive relocation project is underway in Fort Worth. The city's housing authority is in the process of moving the more than 700 residents of the Cavile → Read More

Fort Worth Board Votes To Remove Member For Racist Social Media Posts

The City of Fort Worth's anti-discrimination board called for the ouster of one of its members Monday night over racist and demeaning social media posts. → Read More

Legal Hemp Is Making Pot Prosecutions Complicated In Texas

This week, the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office dismissed about 235 misdemeanor marijuana possession cases. It was an unusual move, and a response → Read More

What You Need To Know About The Red Light Camera Ban

Red light cameras have been going dark across Texas this month. State lawmakers passed legislation to ban the automated cameras, which snap a picture of → Read More

Denton County Redistricting Plan Draws Criticism

Denton County voters may find themselves voting in new districts for members of the county commissioners court next year. The Denton County Commissioners → Read More

After The Police Chief Is Abruptly Fired, Fort Worth PD Looks Ahead

With the ouster of Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald last week, attention is turning to what the city should look for in its next police chief. → Read More

Fort Worth Swears In Interim Police Chief

Deputy Chief Ed Kraus was sworn in as Fort Worth's new interim police chief Tuesday. He’ll lead the department until a replacement can be found for → Read More

Texas Lawmakers Move To Meet Women's Needs In Prisons

Texas incarcerates more women than any other state. The number of women in Texas prisons has ballooned since 1980, growing by nearly 1,000% – twice the → Read More

'The Last Thing I Expected': What Riders Are Saying About TEXRail

TEXRail got off to a bit of a rocky start, delayed by the federal government shutdown. But four months after the train began running between central Fort → Read More

How Trauma And Homelessness Are Linked

When Ashley Franks got pregnant with her son, her grandfather kicked her out of the house. She didn’t know where to go. So she lived out of her car → Read More

Report Estimates Nearly 15,000 Children Face Homelessness In Tarrant County

Sherizon Scott says life is on the right track, but it’s been a struggle to get there. For years, Scott and her husband teetered on the edge of financial → Read More

Texas Lawmakers Want To Fix State Jails By Focusing On Rehabilitation

Lawmakers in Austin who oversee the state’s sprawling prison system are concerned about state jails. These middle-tier facilities, which are for low-level → Read More

Will Texas Pass Bail Reform This Year?

Most people in Texas jails are legally innocent. They’ve been arrested but are awaiting trial. They haven’t been convicted of a crime. Advocates across the → Read More

Texas Lawmakers Want Judges To Send Fewer Moms To Prison

When Mia Greer went to prison, she says she wasn’t the only one who was punished. Her kids suffered too. “They started failing in school, my son started → Read More

Fort Worth Workers Approve Pension Fund Fix

After years of work to solve its pension problems, Fort Worth will make changes to shore up the Fort Worth Employees Retirement Fund. City workers, voting → Read More