Top Stories: Hood Middle School Students Want Name Change; Clowning Around With Artwork | KERA News

Top Stories: Hood Middle School Students Want Name Change; Clowning Around With Artwork

Feb 5, 2016

The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: The kids at Hood Middle School in Dallas took part in a historic election Friday. During lunch, they voted for the idea of changing their school's name. That's because the Pleasant Grove school is named after a Confederate general.

Dallas residents will get another chance to offer their ideas on Fair Park’s future at a special Dallas City Council meeting Monday. For decades, people have talked about how to revitalize Fair Park and make the 277-acre fairground a year-round destination.

Finally, a sculpture by Los Angeles artist Glenn Kaino was the talk of last year’s splashy art fair, Art Basel Miami. Now, it’s part of a small show at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It looks like something from a storybook, a sad clown sitting on a moon. 

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