News for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Top Stories: Texans React To Judge's DACA Ruling; Analyzing Texans Without IDs

Martin do Nascimento/KUT
Signs at a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy led by DACA-recipient students, teachers and other education and community members.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Texans are reacting to a federal judge's decision to temporarily block President Donald Trump from ending protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants. The judge granted a request to prevent the president from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, while various lawsuits play out in court.

Other stories this evening:

  • A court fight over the state’s voter ID law that heated up last year will continue in the courts this year. One of the questions that remains unanswered is how many Texans lack the documents required to cast a ballot? Eitan Hersh is a political science professor at Tufts University, and he and his colleagues matched the list of registered Texas voters to other lists that included ID information. Hersh talked with Texas Standard host David Brown. 

  • More than 70 percent of Americans identify as Christians. And while these Americans share the same faith, they often disagree on gender roles and sexual morality. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with R. Marie Griffith, director of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, about why Christians are divided on these issues. 

  • Fort Worth’s Historic Stop Six neighborhood is considered one of the city’s poorest and most underserved. But, some changes are happening there to turn around the neighborhood in East Fort Worth. KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports on one of those changes.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 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.