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Top Stories: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Addresses Texas House Pensions Committee

Apr 3, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The Dallas mayor is voicing his opposition to proposed pension reform legislation in Texas.

A bill under consideration seeks to save the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. Mayor Mike Rawlings wants to fix the fund, but says the proposed bill is costly to Dallas – and could threaten the city’s ability to deliver basic services. 

Other stories this evening:

  • Parents and citizens in La Vernia, 25 miles southeast of San Antonio, will have a chance to question the school superintendent about an athletic scandal that has rocked the small community. Local police say they have arrested at least 10 student athletes for sexual assault in connection with the hazing of other students joining varsity sports teams.

  • In 2012, 20 children and six teachers were killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A new documentary called “Newtown,” looks at how the Connecticut community is recovering from that tragedy. Today on Think, the film’s director Kim A. Snyder told Krys Boyd it’s time for the U.S. to address gun violence. 

  • This past week, French artist Pierre Huyghe was in Dallas being honored with lectures, a public discussion and a gala dinner. Huyghe is the second winner of the $100,000 Nasher Sculpture Prize. It’s the richest international award solely for the art of sculpture. Art & Seek’s Jerome Weeks reports the week was the topper to a month that had 12,000 people seeing his work at the Nasher.

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