Top Stories: Voters Hit The Polls On Election Day; Fort Worth Art Scene Brings In Big Bucks | KERA News

Top Stories: Voters Hit The Polls On Election Day; Fort Worth Art Scene Brings In Big Bucks

Nov 7, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The polls are closing soon in Texas. Across the state, people are considering seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. In Dallas, a $1 billion bond package and the fate of an agency that provides bus service to area school districts are on the ballot.

In Fort Worth, voters are deciding on a $750 million bond package and a school funding formula called a "penny swap." 

Other stories this evening:  

  • Nearly half a billion dollars in arts and culture money is pumped into Fort Worth's economy. The Arts Council of Fort Worth partnered with the group Americans for the Arts, which studied 341 communities across the country – the largest study of its kind. Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks attended one of the council’s public presentations.  

  • With work, family and finding time to sleep, it's no wonder why many of us have a hard time getting in a daily workout. What if a simple pill, though, could give you all the benefits of going to the gym? Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with journalist Nicola Twilley about a new drug that promises just that

  • A new study on domestic abuse in Dallas County shows that over five years, 115 people were killed by a spouse or significant other. It's called intimate partner violence. The study also finds most of the victims did not seek help before they were killed. Jan Langbein, CEO of the Genesis Women's Shelter in Dallas, joins KERA's Justin Martin to talk about the report.

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