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Top Stories: Board Of Dallas County Schools Expected To Call Election On Its Abolishment

Bill Zeeble

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The board of Dallas County Schools today will meet to formally call an election on whether to abolish the agency.

The Legislature in this year's regular session required DCS to do so. The agency, which provides bus service to nearly a dozen area school districts, drew scrutiny from state lawmakers and superintendents after KXAS-TV uncovered questionable business deals, bus drivers in trouble for running red lights and problems with leadership.

Other stories this morning:

  • Outgoing Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner talks about what it's like to eat and write about food for a living in our Friday Conversation
  • Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez will have his jersey number retired at tomorrow's Rangers' game. 

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.