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Top Stories: Is A Convention Of States Possible?; Congressman Hosts Town Hall

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Governor Greg Abbott has been pushing for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution. The goal? To limit the federal government’s power. Andrew Schneider with Houston Public Media reports on the possibility of a constitutional convention – and what it could mean for Texans.

Other stories this evening:

  • The Republican leadership in Congress is hammering out details in its plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Some of that will happen in the committee chaired by Pete Sessions. Over the weekend, the Dallas Republican went home to his district, where he faced constituents. As KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, it went about as well as other congressional town halls have gone lately.

  • Baylor University has drawn a record number of freshmen applications despite a lingering sexual assault scandal that's led to lawsuits and the departure of top administrators. The Baptist university in Waco has received about 36,000 applications – that’s according to the Houston Chronicle

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.