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Top Stories: Same-Sex Benefits In Texas; Dallas' ‘Quixote’ Adaptation

Jun 30, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The Texas Supreme Court sent same-sex couples an ominous message Friday. It threw out a lower-court ruling that supported the city of Houston's efforts to extend benefits to married gay spouses. Plaintiffs argued that Houston broke state law by using tax dollars to pay same-sex spousal benefits. The case now goes back to the trial court. 

Other stories this evening:

  • In San Antonio, a police officer died today, after being shot in the head during a gun fight Thursday. Officer Miguel Moreno is the second San Antonio officer to die in the line of duty in less than a year. TPR's Joey Palacios reports Moreno and his partner were responding to a suspicious persons call when one suspect opened fire.

  • Don Quixote rides again - thanks to Shakespeare Dallas. The outdoor festival has staged non-Shakespeare plays before. But this is the first time it’s commissioned a literary adaptation from a living author – in this case, Octavio Solis, the former Dallas playwright. Art & Seek’s Anne Bothwell and Jerome Weeks sat down to talk about bringing Miguel Cervantes’ classic novel to the stage.

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