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Top Stories: Texas Democratic Governor Candidates Debate; Mayor Betsy Price Talks Infrastructure

Democratic candidates for governor attended a debate in San Antonio Tuesday night. From left to right, Andrew White, Cedric Davis, Jeffrey Payne, Joe Mumbach, Lupe Valdez, and Tom Wakely.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Early voting in primary elections begins Tuesday, and Democratic candidates for Texas governor are making their rounds across the state. On Tuesday night, many of the Democratic candidates debated in San Antonio about school finance, healthcare and economic development.

Texas Public Radio’s Joey Palacios was there to catch the conversation.

Other stories this evening:  

  • Last year, Christopher Daniels was arrested on a weapons charge. Some civil rights activists argue, though, the Dallas man was arrested for his outspoken views against law enforcement, which the FBI calls "black identity extremism." Journalist Martin de Bourmont has been following the case. Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about what this new terrorism classification means. 

  • Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price spent Monday at the White House, where President Trump unveiled his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Back in North Texas, she sat down with KERA's Rick Holter.

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.