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Top Stories: Giving Teachers A Raise Using The Lottery; Spotlight On Deep Ellum Bookstore


The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants to give many teachers a bonus, and he'd use state lottery revenue to pay for it. That would require amending the state Constitution, and Patrick said today he's going to push for that during the Texas Legislature's special session that starts Tuesday.

Other stories this evening:

  • Anne Hollander had no experience at all in publishing. She studied biochemistry and international law. About a year ago, she took over a tiny book shop in Deep Ellum. In this week's Artist Spotlight, Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks finds that the store, called Deep Vellum books, has become a literary hub in North Texas.

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.