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Top Stories: North Texas' Final Push For Amazon; Spotlight On Blackhouse Art Venue

Oct 19, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Amazon set off a big, public scramble last month when it announced it was looking for sites for a second North American headquarters. The prize includes up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and billions of dollars in investment. Today was the deadline to submit proposals, and KERA's Chris Connelly reports, North Texas has high hopes to land the e-commerce giant.

Other stories this evening:

  • A few times a week, a Fort Worth couple transforms their home along a railroad track into the city's newest intimate arts venue. They host gallery openings, live music, even plays. This week, KERA's Jerome Weeks shines the Art&Seek Artist Spotlight on the pair behind Blackhouse.   
  • Today marks the five-year anniversary of the day Big Tex burned down in front of shocked fairgoers at the State Fair of Texas. KERA's Eric Aasen recalls the day the State Fair icon caught fire.

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