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From The Newsroom: Lawmakers To Take On Advanced Directives; Tortillas As A Food 'Trend'

Marlise Munoz (right) fell unconscious in her home in late 2013. Although she was declared brain dead, she was kept on life support for months, despite her advanced directive.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Last year, a North Texas woman made headlines when a Fort Worth hospital refused to take her off life support, despite her advanced directive. A Texas lawmaker has filed a bill in hopes to prevent a similar situation from happening. 

Also, a top drought expert has a sunny outlook on North Texas' ongoing drought, and editors at Food & Wine Magazine have named tortillas a 'food trend' -- that has Texans scoffing. 

You can listen to the segment weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.