The top local stories this morning from KERA News:
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus' decision to not seek re-election prompted another retirement announcement - and several bids to run for House speaker.
Shortly after Straus' announcement Wednesday, House State Affairs Chairman Byron Cook of Corsicana said he won't run again. Weatherford Republican Phil King was already planning to make a run for speaker. And after Straus' announcement, Republican John Zerwas of Richmond said he's also filed paperwork to run. Dallas Democrat Eric Johnson said he's exploring a campaign as well.
Other stories this morning:
- The Fort Worth Park Board has recommended changing the name of Jefferson Davis Park to Unity Park. Changing the name to Unity Park is still subject to city council approval. Members could vote as early as Dec. 12.
- Dallas — and the rest of the world — await today’s release of secret government documents regarding 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
- Our Big Screen team talks about a pair of classic horror movies getting some special treatment.
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