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Top Stories: Parts of Dallas North Tollway, Highway 183 To Shut Down This Weekend

North Texas Tollway Authority

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Parts of the Dallas North Tollway and Highway 183 will be shut down this weekend for bridge demolitions.

All lanes of the Dallas North Tollway between State Highway 121 and Spring Creek Parkway will be closed beginning tonight through Monday. That portion of the tollway will also close next week.

Other stories this morning:

  • The conservative organizers who helped topple Houston’s equal rights ordinance have turned their attention to Target. Jared Woodfill and Steven Hotze of Conservative Republicans of Texas have pledging a $2 million ad campaign against the retailer’s transgender restroom policy.
  • The mayors of Fort Worth and Dallas spent this week in Mexico, pitching North Texas to the country’s government and business leaders. Meanwhile, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized a federal judge for his Mexican heritage in a CNN interview. His comments blew up at the same time the North Texans were sitting down with their Mexican counterparts. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price talks about that trip in our Friday Conversation.

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.