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Top Stories: 'Bathroom Bill' Gets First Senate Hearing Today


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

A senate committee hearing is underway over the so-called “bathroom bill,” which would require transgender Texans to use public restrooms that match the sex on their birth certificate.

A House committee today will also hear a bipartisan bill to inject $1.6 billion into the public education system.

Other stories this morning:

  • Frisco has transformed in the last quarter century from a country town to a booming suburb. Its schools have transformed too. Liberty High School, which was built in 2006, is the youngest and most diverse school in our American Graduate series “Race, Poverty, and the Changing Face of Schools.”

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.