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From The Newsroom: The Texas House Pulls An All-Nighter; A Brothers' Bond After Cancer

Bob Daemmrich
The Texas Tribune
State Rep. Chris Turner, D-Arlington, and other representatives on the House floor during Tuesday's budget debate.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The Texas House of Representatives passed their version of a budget after more than 17 hours of debate. Also, Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk makes her first public appearance after last week's news of her entering treatment to get off painkillers.

Finally, our Breakthroughs series, Growing Up After Cancer, continues with the aftermath of Jude Cobler's bone marrow transplant. It not only affected him physically, it also changed his relationship with his brother, Joshua. 

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