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Top Stories: Dallas County Commissioners Approve 'Welcoming City' Resolution For Immigrants

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

Dallas County Commissioners today approved a resolution that welcomes immigrants to the county, including those who are undocumented. The resolution is not legally binding, and calls for law enforcement to stop what are considered nonessential collaborations with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Hundreds of Texas teachers lost or surrendered their teaching licenses over the past several years after they were investigated for having improper relationships with students. That’s according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman. Public school teachers allegedly participated in flirtatious text messages, kissing or sexual relationships with students. Reporter Julie Chang talked with public radio’s Texas Standard.

  • On the ends of our strands of DNA are something called telomeres. They shorten over the course of our lives, which leads to aging. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with genetic researcher Elizabeth Blackburn about how exercising keeps telomeres from shrinking – and keeps us feeling youthful.  

  • On Tuesdays, KERA’s One Crisis Away project looks at life on the financial edge. Today, how a United Way fellowship program is giving social entrepreneurs a leg up. One of them is an urban farm in South Dallas, a community with limited access to fresh food. As KERA’s Courtney Collins reports, the founder has dreams of a café and market serving up meals by the end of summer.

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.
Rachel Osier Lindley is Statewide Senior Editor for The Texas Newsroom.