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Krystina Martinez

Assistant Producer

Krystina Martinez is an assistant producer at KERA. She produces local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also produces The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina is also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.

The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) named Krystina a New Voices scholar in 2016, which is awarded to early career talent shaping the future of public media. Krystina first joined KERA as a freelancer in 2013. She produced for Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Think, 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. Say hello @ThisIsKrystina.

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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.

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The State Board of Education will take a final vote Friday on what will be the first state-approved course on Mexican-American history in Texas public schools.

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Central Expressway will be shut down in both directions in parts of Plano and Richardson this weekend, starting early Saturday morning.

U.S. Highway 75 between Renner Road in Richardson and 15th Street in Plano will be closed so crews can remove the remaining portion of the Plano Parkway overpass.

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Texas Republicans open their state convention in San Antonio today.  

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Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday visits Dallas to speak at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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This is the last day to vote early before Saturday's municipal runoff elections across North Texas.

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Olivia Solis has spent her entire life in the hospital. The three-month-old baby was born with a congenital heart defect. She's had multiple surgeries; the latest to close her chest after an extremely rare infant heart transplant.

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A new study from the Southern Poverty Law Center says Texas has removed 31 Confederate symbols over the last three years — more than any other state in the nation.

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Dallas has let private dockless bike-share companies operate freely since they first appeared last summer. Now, city officials have drawn up some regulations.

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The Dallas City Council will vote at the end of the month on regulations for dockless bike-share companies.

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Health officials this week began a program aimed at reducing maternal mortality in Texas.

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A new study from the Southern Poverty Law Center says Texas has removed 31 Confederate symbols over the last three years — more than any other state in the nation.

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's set to announce its new music director later Monday morning at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Get the latest details from Art&Seek.

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A group of Texas-based attorneys have filed an emergency request to try and end the U.S. policy of family separation at the border.

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For most kids in North Texas, today's the last day of school. This day has special meaning for the struggling schools KERA's education team has explored over the last month in our series, “The Race To Save Failing Schools.”

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Preliminary results from the state standardized STAAR tests show improvement at the lowest-performing elementary schools in Fort Worth.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Governor Greg Abbott will visit Dallas Wednesday to reveal his plan to improve school safety.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The heat's about to get worse. Forecasters say North Texas could expect its first 100-degree day by Saturday, which is much earlier than usual.

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Mayor Mike Rawlings says southern Dallas is headed in the right direction.

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The mayor of Dallas says the southern sector appears headed in the right direction.

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A few years back, the Dallas school district came up with an ambitious plan to save failing schools. Accelerating Campus Excellence, or ACE, pours money and the best teachers and principals into struggling schools. With Fort Worth, Garland and Richardson borrowing the idea for their failing schools, can ACE work on a larger scale?

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New U.S. Census data shows five of the most populous cities in the country are in Texas.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday will continue roundtable discussions in response to last Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

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Plano's again the highest-ranking Texas city in the Trust For Public Land's annual ParkScore index, which measures park access and quality in 100 U.S. cities.

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Polls have opened for runoff elections to settle races from the March primaries.

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About 6,000 students in the Dallas school district will receive active shooter training Monday as part of an outreach program called "See, Say, Do Something." This was planned well before Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School.

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With primary runoffs just five days away, Republican State Rep. Lance Gooden has filed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud in Kaufman County.

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Former NFL player Husain Abdullah will be among the students at Southern Methodist University walking the stage this weekend. His journey to a master's degree in conflict resolution is like no other.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A developer has announced the creation of a new district on the east side of downtown Dallas.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A new report says public schools outperformed charter campuses in North Texas last year.

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