Top Stories: Lupe Valdez On Fixing Dallas County Jail; Rainy, Cold Weather Lingers | KERA News

Top Stories: Lupe Valdez On Fixing Dallas County Jail; Rainy, Cold Weather Lingers

Feb 21, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

For 13 years, Lupe Valdez was the Dallas County Sheriff. Today, of the nine Texas Democrats running for governor, she’s the only woman in the race. After a career in law enforcement, she jokes that being a candidate has been something of an adjustment.

Despite some high-profile appearances at Democratic events, she’s not much of a household name outside of Dallas County. As she introduces herself to voters, she talks about her upbringing – the eighth child of migrant farm workers – and her time as sheriff of Texas’ second largest county.

As KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, that included fixing the county’s failing jail. 

Other stories this evening:

  • Have you ever thought about voting in the opposing party’s primary? A Democrat voting in the Republican primary, or vice versa? Maybe for a person you think would be a weaker candidate in the general election? This week, we’re answering your questions about the primaries in our Texas Decides series. Jill Ament with Texas Standard dives into the world of party voting. 

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