Top Stories: Two Republicans Aim To Replace Jeb Hensarling; Mixing Mariachis, Classical | KERA News

Top Stories: Two Republicans Aim To Replace Jeb Hensarling; Mixing Mariachis, Classical

May 17, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

When longtime Congressman Jeb Hensarling announced he wouldn't seek re-election, eight Republicans scrambled to replace him in the Fifth District. It’s a conservative district that includes eastern Dallas County.

The top two vote-getters from the March primary face off in Tuesday’s runoff election. As KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, it’s between Hensarling’s former campaign manager Bunni Pounds and state Representative Lance Gooden of Terrell.

Other stories this evening:

  • Mariachis have many traditional songs to play for events like weddings or birthdays. Earlier this week, a mariachi ensemble tackled a different kind of classic — the lush and powerful music of legendary opera composer Richard Wagner. In this week’s Spotlight, Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh dives into this music. 

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