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Top Stories: Remembering Philanthropist Ruth Altshuler; A Look At Texas Election Candidates

Laura Skelding: O'Rourke/Douglas Young: Cruz
The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening on KERA News: 

A memorial service for Ruth Altshuler will be held Thursday at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The prominent Dallas philanthropist died last week, after complications from a broken hip. She was 93.

She was known for the millions of dollars she raised for charities, including the Salvation Army and United Way. KERA’s Stella Chavez takes a look back at Altshuler’s impact on North Texas.

Other stories this evening: 

  • The battle lines for next fall's elections in Texas are set. Monday marked the deadline for candidates to file to run for many offices. KERA’s Christopher Connelly talked with Eric Aasen about the crowded fields of candidates.  

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

Samantha Guzman is the coordinating editor of Arts Access, a partnership between The Dallas Morning News and KERA expanding arts coverage in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through the lens of equity and access.