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Top Stories: Recommendations On Dallas Confederate Symbols Move Forward

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A gold medallion inside Fair Park's Hall of State represents the six flags that have flown over Texas, including the Confederacy.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Dallas Public Art Committee has unanimously adopted all recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Confederate Monuments. It now goes before the Cultural Affairs Commission tomorrow.

Among the recommendations: Preserve the Robert E. Lee statue recently removed from Oak Lawn Park and eventually move it to a museum. The task force also recommends changing the names of three streets honoring Confederate leaders. The group decided not to remove any Confederate art or architecture from Fair Park. Instead, informative signs were recommended to add context.

After the Cultural Affairs Commission hears the recommendations, the City Council will likely consider them next month.

Other stories this morning:

  • Despite the decline in American manufacturing, one man has hopes for the textile industry as an employment source for visually impaired people.

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.