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Top Stories: Deadline To Vote On Super Tuesday; Fort Worth Symphony Update


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Today’s the last day to register to vote in order to participate in the March 1 primaries. 

Texas will be one of 14 states holding elections or caucuses on what’s known as Super Tuesday. Voter turnout for the primaries will play a major role in which candidates will end up on the ballot for the presidential election

Other stories this morning:

  • Funeral services for Edward “Rusty” Rosewill be at 3 p.m. at Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas. The Dallas investor and philanthropist, best known as the former co-owner of the Texas Rangers, died Friday. He was 74.

  • This edition of Vital Signs explores lead exposure. It’s caused a crisis with Flint, Michigan’s water supply, but the CDC says at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.
  • Fort Worth symphony musicians and management have agreed to maintain wages through July 31, while bargaining a new agreement. Musicians had previously rejected an 8 percent pay cut last month and voted to authorize a strike.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 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.