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Top Stories: Rep. Joe Barton Not Running For Re-Election; Creating A Podcast For Latinos

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

North Texas Congressman Joe Barton announced Thursday he won’t seek another term next year. It marks an end to the Ennis Republican’s three-decade career in Washington. He faced a growing chorus of calls for his resignation after a nude picture and a sexually charged exchange were made public.

Barton is the most senior member of the Texas Congressional delegation but, as KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, his long tenure didn’t stop the scandal from ending his career.

Other top stories this evening:  

  • These days, it seems there’s a podcast for just about everything. Despite the variety, not everyone feels served. In this week’s Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, reporter Hady Mawajdeh connects with a group of podcasters hoping to represent for North Texas Latinos.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays 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.