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From The Newsroom: Ken Paxton In Court Today; 'Dying Words' Of Jeff Schmalz

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Paul Moseley
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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pleaded not guilty to felony charges in court in Fort Worth on Aug. 27.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will appear in a McKinney courtroom today. His defense team will try to get felony securities fraud charges against him dismissed.

Paxton’s accused of encouraging people to invest more than $100,000 into a tech startup without revealing he was being paid by the company. This all allegedly happened when Paxton was in the state Legislature.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas Central Railway, the company behind the Dallas – to – Houston high speed rail project, begins a series of public meetings tonight. The first will be held at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas at 6:30 p.m.
  • When college dorms close during the holidays, homeless students don’t have many options. A program at Texas Woman’s University in Denton is trying to change that.
  • New York Times reporter Jeff Schmalz is the subject of the documentary “Dying Words,” which airs tonight at 8 on KERA FM.  His reporting helped transform coverage of AIDS.  

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.