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Top Stories: Dallas Joins Sanctuary Cities Lawsuit; North Texas Lawmaker Arrested On DWI Charges

Jun 7, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced this afternoon that the city will join the legal fight to stop the state's so-called sanctuary cities bill. San Antonio and Austin announced last week they are also suing the state. Senate Bill 4 allows officers to question the immigration status of people. It also punishes officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents. 

Other stories this evening:

  • A North Texas legislator is apologizing after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Dallas police late last night found Victoria Neave after her car slammed into a tree in Lakewood, and was arrested on a misdemeanor intoxicated driving charge.

  • Whether we admit it or not, most of us care about our social standing. And new research shows that there's a good reason to focus on our popularity. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with psychologist Mitch Prinstein about the link between popularity and health.

  • Every four years, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth challenges each pianist with a brief new work they must play in public. It’s a challenge for the composer too, who hopes to write a work that’s technically demanding while offering room for individual interpretation. For the first time, the Cliburn commissioned a composer outside the U.S. KERA’s Bill Zeeble spoke to him about hearing his piece performed - 30 times at the competition.

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.