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Top Stories: Municipal Runoff Elections; Mexican-American Studies In Texas


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Tomorrow's Election Day for municipal runoffs. These are races in which a candidate did not earn a majority of votes in last month's municipal elections.

Those races include council seats in Lancaster, Irving, Allen, Duncanville, and Coppell. There's also a mayoral runoff in Lancaster, and a runoff in the Dallas school district for the District 9 trustee seat.

Polls open tomorrow at 7 a.m.

Other stories this morning:

  • In our Friday Conversation, University of North Texas history professor Roberto Calderon talks about the long-running debate over Mexican-American studies classes in Texas public schools.

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.