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Top Stories: Dallas Hosts First Texas Latino Comic Con; Trinity Toll Road Plans Nearing Death

Miguel Perez
KERA News special contributor
Illustrator and game designer Gonzalo Alvarez shares his work at the Latino Cultural Center.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

Dallas hosted the first Texas Latino Comic Con this past weekend, drawing comic book fans to the Latino Cultural Center in Deep Ellum. 

Art&Seek’s Miguel Perez met a young illustrator from Port Arthur, Texas who hoped to create buzz for his new comic book.

Other stories this evening: 

  • The plan to build a toll road next to the Trinity River in downtown Dallas may be near death. The Dallas City Council spent hours today talking about the road and the park that's been proposed in the river basin. Brandon Formby covered the hearing for the Texas Tribune. He works out of the KERA office, and he sat down with Rick Holter to break down the road's prospects.
  • In the northern mountains of Mexico, there's an indigenous tribe called the Tarahumara. It's famous for turning out runners capable of covering 50 ... sometimes 100 miles at time. And now these runners are being targeted by cartels to ferry drugs across the border. On Think, Krys Boyd talked with journalist Ryan Goldberg about how organized crime is taking over the tribe's homeland.

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

Samantha Guzman is the coordinating editor of Arts Access, a partnership between The Dallas Morning News and KERA expanding arts coverage in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through the lens of equity and access.