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Top Stories: Grand Prairie Woman Found Guilty Of Illegally Voting; Collin County's Transgender Mayor


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

A woman from Grand Prairie has been sentenced to eight years in prison and dealt a $10,000 fine for illegal voting. Rosa Maria Ortega knowingly voted in the 2012 presidential election and 2014 GOP primary, even though she wasn't a citizen, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  

Other stories this morning:

  • Jess Herbst made waves last week when she became the state's first transgender mayor. It comes at a time when legislators are debating the controversial "bathroom bill" this session. The New Hope mayor sits down with KERA's Rick Holter in this week's 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.


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.