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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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It wasn’t a championship year for sports in North Texas, but there were still reasons to celebrate. The Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and FC Dallas each had their league’s best record, and each bowed out early in the playoffs.

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Whether you buy them at a store or make them in the kitchen with family, tamales are popular during the holiday season. Recipes are passed down from generation to generation. Lots of people skip the cooking and just flock to La Popular Tamale House in East Dallas to buy the corn-husked goodies.

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More than 10 million Hispanics live in Texas – but in many parts of the state, elected officials don’t reflect that diversity.

 

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Latino millennials could play a bigger role than ever before in this fall’s presidential election.

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As you enter The Star, you know right away that you're walking into Dallas Cowboys' territory.

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While high school football teams across North Texas get set to kick off a new season Friday night, one district is waiting to play until Saturday morning.

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Bon Appétit announced its list of 50 nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants -- and one of them is a family-owned taqueria in West Dallas.

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The Dallas Cowboys closed a major chapter in their history this week. They’re leaving Valley Ranch after three decades, and heading to a sparkling new home in Frisco.  

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Nothing signals baseball’s Opening Day quite like hot dogs, a bag of peanuts, and playing hooky from school or work. That’s the case Monday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, where the Texas Rangers are playing the Seattle Mariners to start the new season.

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Usually students get to class early to pick a good seat. Get to Kenton Rambsy’s class early and you’ll hear Jay Z’s music playing in the room.

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