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Gus Contreras

Digital Producer, Reporter

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.

He is a first-generation American from El Paso, and attended UT-Arlington. He was the sports and managing editor of The Shorthorn, UTA’s student newspaper.

A sports nut, he enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. When he’s not trying to cook Mexican food at home, Gus enjoys finding new taco places in North Texas.

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A classroom that’s used as a prayer room at Liberty High School in Frisco got the attention of the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office last week. The office sent a letter raising constitutional concerns, while the Frisco superintendent calls the letter a publicity stunt.

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‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit' is a play with a crazy premise: the actor starts it without ever having read it. He or she is just handed the script – and begins. ‘White Rabbit’ has been staged in nearly 50 countries. Fort Worth’s Amphibian Productions is giving the play its North Texas premiere.

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Governor Greg Abbott has been pushing for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution. The goal? To limit the federal government’s power. Andrew Schneider with Houston Public Media reports on the possibility of a constitutional convention – and what it could mean for Texans.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office is raising questions about a prayer room used by Muslim students at Liberty High School in Frisco. The room and the school’s growing diversity were featured in a KERA story last week that’s part of our American Graduate series, “Race, Poverty and the Changing Face of Schools.” 

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The NCAA basketball tournament tipped off this afternoon, and hopefully your bracket isn’t totally destroyed yet. There are only three teams representing the state of Texas this year:  SMU, Baylor and Texas Southern. KERA’s Gus Contreras reports, all three play Friday afternoon.

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The state Senate voted to formally send Senate Bill 6, so-called “bathroom bill” to the House. The final Senate vote was once again 21-to-10. The bill would bar transgender people from using the restroom of their choice at publicly-owned facilities.

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After a long debate this afternoon the Texas Senate voted 21-to-10 in favor the so-called "bathroom bill." Senate Bill 6 would bar transgender people from using the restroom of their choice at publicly-owned facilities. The bill has been a top priority for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senate Republicans.

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The state Senate will vote this week on what's been dubbed the "bathroom bill." That debate is also at the heart of a battle brewing between the Legislature and the state's biggest cities. Brandon Formby writes about that in the Texas Tribune and sat down with KERA's Rick Holter.

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The Dallas Theater Center recently presented Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest" – but a Tempest like no other North Texas has seen. Professional actors were joined onstage by one hundred regular citizens, plus local marching bands and choirs.

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After 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys  quarterback Tony Romo’s time with the club appears to be coming to an end. Reports indicate the 36-year-old will either be released or traded by the only NFL team he’s played for.

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