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Top Stories: Dallas City Council Pushes Back Confederate Monument Vote

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Artwork at Fair Park was also considered by the Mayor's Task Force on Confederate Monuments.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Dallas City Council will push back a vote on recommendations for Confederate monuments and symbols.

The council was supposed to vote next week. At a public meeting yesterday, the city council directed the city manager's office to study the feasibility of the options and report back next year.

A task force put together by the Mayor recommended removing the Confederate War Memorial outside the convention center, changing streets named for Confederate leaders, and adding interpretive signage to murals at Fair Park.

Other stories this morning:

  • Early voting ends tomorrow for a number of local elections. Voters in the Fort Worth school district will consider a $750 million bond package and a so-called “penny swap” election. More details here.
  • Dallas VideoFest is changing up its programming this year. The Big Screen team has the details.

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 KERANews.org. 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.