The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Today's the deadline for North Texas cities to submit individual bids for Amazon's second headquarters to the Fort Worth and Dallas chambers of commerce. Chamber officials will bundle the bids into a combined, regional pitch to the online retail giant.
Amazon's seeking proposals from major cities and metro areas for a location to build a second headquarters. It's expected to create more than 50,000 jobs.
Other stories this morning:
- The Dallas school board last night voted to fast-track changing the names of four elementary schools honoring Confederate generals: Albert Sidney Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and William L. Cabell.
- Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea is back at practice after hitching a team plane with supplies to bring to his native Puerto Rico. The island's been struggling to get aid after Hurricane Maria.
- The State Fair of Texas opens this morning. Here's how to save money.
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