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Top Stories: Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk Seeks Treatment; LGBT Hate Crimes In Texas

Krystina Martinez / KERA News

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk is once again seeking treatment for depression. In a statement Monday afternoon, she said she’s entering a facility in Arizona that specializes in mood disorders.

Last week’s shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando put homophobic violence in the spotlight. On a regular basis, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face hate crimes. These incidents are not always deadly, but cause injuries – both physical and emotional. 

KERA’s Christopher Connelly has been looking into what Texas hate crime statistics about anti-LGBT violence in the Lone Star state.

Other stories this afternoon: 

  • Over the weekend, Texas Democrats gathered in San Antonio at the party's state convention. 
  • The Dallas school board has a new member. Dustin Marshall won the District 2 trustee seat in a runoff over the weekend. 

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