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From The Newsroom: Texas Republicans And Gun Control; Tornado Daycare Aftermath


The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Tough talk from Texas Republicans about President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott said the president is trampling on the Bill of Rights.

And he says that Texas will do whatever it takes to protect the Second Amendment. Senator Ted Cruz joined in saying President Obama’s actions are not worth the papers they’re printed on. The President's plan would require all gun sellers to have licenses and get background checks, and make it easier for states to share information about people regarding mental health.

The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, is heading back to Texas.  Tonya Couch appeared today in a Los Angeles court. Once she’s back, she’ll be charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon.

It’s been a week-and-a half since a dozen tornados ripped through North Texas, killing 11 people and flattening hundreds of buildings. Those who lost homes are starting to rebuild.

The parents of 35 kids enrolled at a destroyed daycare are scrambling to re-arrange childcare. Losing a staple like childcare is especially challenging for folks on the financial edge.

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m.