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Top Stories: No Ruling From Immigration Law Hearing; School Telemedicine

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Protestors outside a San Antonio courthouse, where a district judge considered arguments delaying implementation of Senate Bill 4.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

No timetable has been set so far for a federal judge in San Antonio to rule on when Texas can implement a new anti-sanctuary cities law.

The law - also known as Senate Bill 4 - allows police officers to question people about their immigration status during routine stops. It also punishes police chiefs and elected officials if they don’t comply with federal immigration detainer requests.

The cities of Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston are among opponents suing to block the measure from going into effect Sept. 1.

Proponents say only lawbreakers have anything to worry about.

Up next: a federal court in Austin on Thursday will consider Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to declare the measure constitutional.

Other stories this morning:

  • Baylor University has volunteered to produce a spreadsheet detailing all sexual assaults reported at the private school since 2003.
  • Telemedicine, which connects doctors and patients virtually, has made a big difference in North Texas schools for physical problems. A school pilot program this fall will start connecting therapists with kids with behavioral problems.

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.