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Top Stories: A School Serves Meals During Break; LGBT Advocates Brace For Legislative Session

Bill Zeeble / KERA News
Dan Rogers Elementary's cafeteria crew of (l-r) supervisor Ashyia Brewer, Debra Miller, Shelia Brown

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Most kids in Dallas schools get free breakfast and lunch on campus every school day. So what happens when Dallas schools are closed all week for the Thanksgiving break?  KERA’s Bill Zeeble went to Dan Rogers Elementary to find out.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • The Cowboys hope to extend their nine-game winning streak tomorrow when they host Washington for the annual Thanksgiving Day game. Joe Buck will call the action on Fox, and he says he’s as surprised as anyone about just how good the Cowboys have been with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.
  • The next legislative session doesn’t start until January, but the battle lines are being drawn. One issue sure to be contentious: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Lawmakers have introduced a number of bills – some intended to help LGBT folks, others that would strip protections and reverse recent gains. KERA’s Christopher Connelly takes a look.

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