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Top Stories: How The DXL Frisco Bowl Came To Be; Fort Worth's Police Problems

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Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

SMU's football team plays its first bowl game in five years on Wednesday night. The Mustangs take on Louisiana Tech in the re-booted DXL Frisco Bowl at Toyota Stadium. The bowl game's a newcomer to North Texas. It was formerly called the Miami Beach Bowl before the local pro soccer team and ESPN partnered up to move the game to Frisco.

Other top stories this evening:  

  • On Monday, the Fort Worth Police Department fired a 22-year-veteran officer for an August incident where he ordered a rookie to use her stun gun against an unarmed woman. He’s challenging his termination. KERA’s Christopher Connelly says the incident highlights deep divisions – between the police chief and his officers – and between the department and the black community.

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.