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Top Stories: Texas' First Gold Depository; The Boundaries Of Culinary Appropriation

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

A city near Austin will be home to the state's gold and the Texas Bullion Depository. State officials today announced the site will be in Leander. In 2015, the Legislature approved a plan to keep the state's gold holdings within its own borders, instead of at a bank in New York City.

Other stories this evening

  • Port Aransas continues to clean up from Hurricane Harvey, but a recent beachside funeral for one of the town’s well-known locals. An animal lover named Tony Amos gave people a chance to not only mourn, but to look ahead. As KUT Austin's Mose Buchele reports, they did it with a new take on a burial at sea.

  • As a restaurant critic, Brian Reinhart has arguments. Usually, they're about who makes the perfect Pad Thai, the most authentic baklava or the best gas station taco. But one of his recent reviews for the Dallas Observer is kicking up another kind of controversy. In this week's State of the Arts, Reinhart sat down with Anne Bothwell, KERA's Vice President of Arts, to talk about the pitfalls of cooking outside your culture. 

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.