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Top Stories: Vice President Pence To Speak At Southern Baptist Convention Today

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday visits Dallas to speak at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Convention officials expect as many as 11,000 delegates in attendance.

There will be strict security measures for the Vice President's appearance, including metal detectors and a long list of prohibited items. Doors will close an hour before Pence's speech.

Other stories this morning:

  • The State Board of Education today is expected to take a preliminary vote on curriculum standards and a possible name change to a course on Mexican-American history.
  • Plano's become the latest school district to get rid of class rankings.
  • One of the nation's first self-driving car services comes to North Texas next month.

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.