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Top Stories: North Texas Is About To Get Colder; Reflecting On A Year's Worth Of News


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

A big chill is expected to pass through North Texas this holiday weekend. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is predicting freezing temperatures for the area.

Bianca Villanueva, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says temperatures will drop Saturday night and into Sunday. A chance of drizzle and showers could turn into icy road conditions, and the Texas Department of Transportation will pre-treat roads heading into the weekend. 

Other stories this morning:

  • It was a rollercoaster year for news: from immigration crackdowns and the state's proposed bathroom bill, to debates on Confederate monuments, white supremacy and sexual harassment in the workplace. KERA's Rick Holter discusses a year’s worth of newswith producer Krystina Martinez. 

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.