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From The Newsroom: UT Southwestern Expands; Revisiting The School Bus

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: UT Southwestern Medical Center will be building a new center in Fort Worth. The Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center will be UT Southwestern’s first named campus outside of Dallas.

Also, as students and parents are doing last-minute shopping for the first day of school, bus drivers across North Texas are getting ready also. Stella Chavez rode with one Fort Worth driver as she practiced her route.

Finally, when NorthPark Center opened in 1965, Nancy Nasher was just 10 years old. As the mall turns 50 years old, Nasher reflects on how she took on the family business her parents started.

You can listen to North Texas stories 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 KERANews.org. 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.