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Top Stories: Remembering Fort Worth's Bill Paxton; Celebrating Black History In Texas


The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Actor Bill Paxton, a Fort Worth native, died over the weekend at age 61.  A family representative says the actor/director died of complications from surgery. Paxton had roles in Hollywood hits over four decades, and as KERA’s Lauren Silverman reports, he never lost touch with his Texas roots.

Other stories this evening:

  • The Texas State Historical Association is marking Black History Month by highlighting black Texans who made a mark for African Americans in the state and across the country. KERA digital producer Molly Evans joined Eric Aasen to talk about the online archive – which includes some with North Texas ties.

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.