Donald Trump Jr.'s In Fort Worth Tuesday To Speak At A Private Business Conference | KERA News

Donald Trump Jr.'s In Fort Worth Tuesday To Speak At A Private Business Conference

Sep 12, 2017

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Trump, Jr. makes another trip to D-FW; a ninth person has died after a fatal shooting in Plano; Garland artist photographs undocumented immigrants; and more.

Days after he testified to investigators about his meeting with Russians, Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to speak at a private event at the Fort Worth Convention Center Tuesday morning. His appearance is part of a three-day business conference for AcuSport, an Ohio-based company (with a regional sales office in Arlington) that distributes firearms and outdoor products.

There's no word on how much the president’s eldest son will be paid for Tuesday’s speech. He will collect $100,000 in a speech for the University of North Texas' Kuehne Speaker Series at AT&T Stadium in Arlington next month, according to event contracts obtained by the North Texas Daily.


On Oct. 24, Trump is set to speak for 30 minutes and then hold a question-and-answer session for another half hour. Questions will be provided ahead of time. He’ll attend a dinner on Oct. 23 and a VIP breakfast and reception the next day, the student newspaper reported. Trump also will receive up to $5,000 in food, lodging and travel accommodations.


The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: “More than 19,000 people have signed a Care2 petition asking Trump Jr. to donate the money he will receive to Hurricane Harvey victims. Trump Jr.’s fee is nonrefundable unless he cancels.” [Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Denton Record-Chronicle, North Texas Daily, NPR]


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  • One of the people hospitalized after a fatal shooting at a Plano home Sunday has died, bringing the total killed to nine, including the suspect, who was fatally shot by police. The family of a 27-year-old woman blame her estranged husband. [The Dallas Morning News]
  • Funeral services will be held this morning for a Tarrant County deputy constable who died last week. Mark Diebold was known for delivering a baby on the side of road in July 2016 and then having a tea party with her when she turned 1. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
  • Monday marked the 16th anniversary of a dark day in our country’s history. A quarter of Texas’ population wasn’t alive for Sept. 11, 2001. Texas is just behind Utah in its percentage of residents born after the tragedy. [The Washington Post]
  • Garland artist Marcela Reyes didn’t want to move to the U.S., but violence in Mexico demanded it. To cope with change, she took art classes in high school. Now, she’s pursuing an MFA at UT Arlington, and helping make immigrants visible in the community. [Art&Seek]

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