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Top Stories: Remembering A Trailblazing Journalist, Introducing A Passionate Painter

Castleberry at her Times Herald desk in 1972.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

North Texas journalism pioneer Vivian Castleberry, 95, died Wednesday after battling breast cancer. She was known as both a trailblazing journalist and peace activist.

Other stories this evening: 

  • As a kid, Arthur Peña never could’ve imagined a life where he was part of the art establishment. Now, at age 35, he teaches courses at SMU and UNT. He’s invited to international art expos. And luxury brands tap him for ad campaigns. Learn about this passionate painter in this week’s Artist Spotlight.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.