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Top Stories: New Rail Will Connect Fort Worth And DFW Airport; Spotlight On Dallas Poet

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A $1 billion rail project is about to get underway in North Texas. TEX Rail will link Fort Worth with DFW International - giving Tarrant County a direct route to the airport, and is expected to break ground next week.

Each week in Art&Seek’s new series, Artist Spotlight, we follow the personal journey of a North Texas creative. It’s an exciting time to be a poet in North Texas. Bars, coffee shops and bookstores are hosting poetry readings regularly. This week, we meet 29-year-old Dallas poet Fatima Hirshi, who is taking her poetry to the streets. 

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.