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Top Stories: Closing Arguments At John Wiley Price Trial; Texans Against The Border Wall

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price at work in his downtown District 3 office.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Prosecutors say longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price accepted nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for insider information and his vote on certain contracts. Price has pleaded not guilty.

As KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports, the jury will begin deliberating tomorrow morning. 

Other stories this evening:

  • Most Texans oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico, according to a new Texas Lyceum Poll. It finds 61 percent of respondents are against the plans. More than 60 percent of poll respondents say immigration helps the U.S. more than it harms it, and the responses varied more by age than political leanings.
  • When you head to Hollywood to make it as an actor you have to have the courage of your convictions. Native Dallasite Stephen Tobolowsky made the trip more than 40 years ago. Today on Think, he talked to Krys Boyd about believing in yourself, having faith that you can make it – and the difference between the two.  

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.