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Top Stories: North Texas Runoff Elections Are Tomorrow

Jun 9, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Tomorrow's the runoff election for several municipal races across North Texas.

There are three city council seats to decide in Dallas.  Eyes are on District 6 in West Dallas, where Omar Narvaez faces incumbent Monica Alonzo. The neighborhood's been the focus after 100 families were about to lose their rental homes. Two other Dallas City Council seats are also in a runoff.

In Fort Worth, voters will decide who will replace retiring City Councilman Sal Espino. He spent nearly a dozen years representing District 2. That race pits aerospace engineer Carlos Flores against retired firefighter Steve Thornton.

Arlington and Garland will also have runoff elections tomorrow to fill City Council and school board seats. Polls open at 7 a.m.

Other stories this morning:

  • The Legislature will go into overtime next month to resolve legislation keeping state agencies open - and 19 other items on the Governor's agenda. Two North Texas lawmakers talk about the dramatic legislative session, and what's to come in next month's special session.

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