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Top Stories: UNT's New $70 Million Art School; Houston's Preparations For The Super Bowl

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

UNT broke ground on a $70 million art school last week. Today in State of the Arts, Greg Watts, dean of the school of visual art and design, tells Art&Seek's Anne Bothwell what he hopes to accomplish with the new space.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Houston is in the spotlight this weekend: the Super Bowl is at NRG Stadium Sunday. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says it’s all hands on deck, with police officers working all over the city. 

  • Before the big game on Sunday, one North Texan faces an important vote. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a finalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As KERA’s Gus Contreras reports, the Arkansas oilman has come a long way since he bought the Boys for $140 million.

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.