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Krystina Martinez

Assistant Producer

Krystina Martinez is an assistant producer at KERA. She wakes up bright and early to produce local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also produces The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. 

Krystina first joined the station as a freelancer in 2013. She filled in as a KERA Newsroom producer, contributed stories, produced Ebola coverage and served as the local producer for StoryCorps’ North Texas visit in 2014. Prior to KERA, she interned at NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, D.C.

A North Texas native, Krystina is a graduate of West Texas A&M University. She's quick to explain that she's a Buff, not an Aggie. Say hello @ThisIsKrystina.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Federal officials will return to Texas late next month to continue investigating whether the state deliberately excluded students from receiving special education services.

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A Fort Worth plastic surgeon just returned from a 7,000-mile house call to Lebanon. Dr. Robert Anderson spent more than a week there with Dallas-based LEAP Global Missions, treating displaced Syrians living in refugee camps. What he saw, he says, was devastating.

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A Senate confirmation hearing begins for former Governor Rick Perry. He’s nominated to become energy secretary. In a Republican primary debate during his failed 2011 bid for President, Perry forgot to name “energy” as one of the departments he’d eliminate if he were elected.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Irving-based Exxon Mobil has made a major acquisition in the Permian Basin oil fields. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the company’s buying 275,000 acres from the Bass family for $6.6 billion.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to testify in a federal court in Dallas today. A lawsuit seeking $2 billion in damages accuses one of his companies of stealing trade secrets and destroying evidence.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The National Weather Service has confirmed at least one tornado touched down in Clifton, northwest of Waco. No injuries were reported.

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Retired Dallas police and firefighters may be able to pull money out of their pension accounts again under a new policy unveiled Thursday. A judge still needs to approve the deal. Those retirees have formed an association to get their voices heard.

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Retired Dallas police and firefighters may be able to pull money out of their lump-sum pension accounts again if a state judge gives the okay.

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Discussions about border security and bathrooms dominated day two of the Texas Legislative session.

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A Senate confirmation hearing is underway for the former CEO of Irving-based Exxon Mobil. President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.

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