Top Stories: U.S. House Rejects Immigration Bill; The Tiny Radio Station In Denton
The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
The U.S. House rejected a hard-line immigration bill Thursday afternoon -- despite support from Texas Republicans. The conservative measure was defeated 231-193.
The Texas Tribune reports 22 Texas Republicans backed the bill. But two Republicans – Congressmen Will Hurd of Helotes and Louie Gohmert of Tyler – voted against it, as did all the Democrats from Texas.
The rejected bill would have curbed legal immigration and bolstered border security but would not have granted a pathway to citizenship to so-called "Dreamers" who arrived in the country illegally as children.
House members are expected to vote on a more moderate immigration bill tomorrow.
Other stories this evening:
- For nine books spanning 20 years, David Sedaris has used his wit to tell tales of everything from growing up in a tight-knit Greek family to working as an elf at Macy's. In his new book of essays, he offers a humorous take on middle age, mortality and what it means to truly enjoy life. OnThink, he talked with Krys Boyd about when he started keeping a diary.
- There's a new sound in Denton. Actually, there's a whole lot of new sounds on the air in Denton - ever since last July when K-U-Z-U, 92.9 FM started up. KUZU's a community station, and it's tiny. As Jerome Weeks reports in this week's Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, it's also a labor of love.
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.