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Top Stories: Texas Likely To Go Back To Court Over Voter Maps; DFW's Myles Garrett Headed To NFL

Apr 27, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Minority rights groups today told federal judges that Texas needs new election maps for 2018. A three-judge federal panel met in San Antonio. The judges didn’t decide next steps, but it appears a trial is likely this summer over the state’s voting maps for Congressional and state House districts.

Other stories this evening:

  • High school football in North Texas is producing talent that can make it to the NFL. Tonight, a North Texas player will likely be the number one pick by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft – which starts in about half an hour. Early reports say the Browns will choose Myles Garrett – an Arlington Martin High graduate. As KERA’s Gus Contreras reports, Garrett is considered the best defensive player in this year’s draft.

  • Stephan Pastis is the mind behind the “Pearls Before Swine” comic strip. Featuring a cynical rat and a sweet-natured pig, the comic appears in more than 750 newspapers across the country. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with the cartoonist about what it takes to create humor on demand. 
  • Lydia Umlauf is a violinist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and knows some people are intimidated by classical music. And she’s on a mission to change that. Each week in Art&Seek’s series, Artist Spotlight, we follow the personal journey of a North Texas creative. Today, reporter Hady Mawajdeh heads to the bar to learn what Umlauf is serving up.

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