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Top Stories: Texas AG Ken Paxton Has A Democratic Challenger For His Seat

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

With nearly a month left to file for next year's primaries, a Democrat's finally stepped up to try and take on Texas Attorney General and Republican Ken Paxton.

Attorney Justin Nelson specializes in major civil litigation at a law firm in Houston. He's been named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, and has clerked for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Paxton's campaign declined to comment on Nelson's candidacy.

Other stories this morning:

  • Now that Dallas County voters decided to eliminate Dallas County Schools, what’s next for the school districts that use the bus service?
  • Our Big Screen team has a preview of the Lone Star Festival.

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.