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Top Stories: Groups Put Pressure On State Lawmakers To Oppose Bathroom Bill


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Groups like the Texas Association of Business and Visit Dallas will speak out against the so-called bathroom bill this morning at the state capitol. 

The legislation would require transgender people to use public restrooms according to the sex listed on their birth certificate. The bill didn’t pass in the regular legislative session, but it’s on the call for the special session, which begins tomorrow.

Tech company IBM is also ramping up its efforts. Along with taking out full page ads in state newspapers, they’re also flying in employees from across the state to meet face-to- face with lawmakers this week.

Other stories this morning:

  • Our Texas Decides series kicks off with a primer on how the special session works and who pays for it.
  • A recent study suggests meal timing is important when it comes to losing weight.
  • Country singer Garth Brooks offered to pay for the honeymoon of a North Texas bride, who got engaged at his concert over the weekend.

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.