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Top Stories: Another Legal Fight For Ken Paxton; Transition In ‘The Danish Girl’

Marjorie Kamys Cotera
Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces an ethics investigation over how he handled last year’s same-sex marriage decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Paxton advised local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses based on religious grounds. However, a complaint filed the next month said Paxton’s stance encouraged officials to violate the Constitution and break their oaths of office.

Potential penalties from the investigation could range from a reprimand to disbarment.

Other stories this morning:

  • The largest university system in Texas could face tuition increases. University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven told the Board of Regents yesterday rates needed to increase in order to remain competitive.
  • Our Big Screen team continues its Oscar preview series with “The Danish Girl.”
  • KERA TV and Radio will air the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate tonight at 8.

You can hear 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.