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Top Stories: Will There Be A Special Legislative Session?; Breaking Down The Van Cliburn

May 26, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

With only a few days left of the Texas legislative session there are still a couple big issues that lawmakers are trying to resolve.The House and Senate are working toward a compromise on property taxes and a so-called bathroom bill that would regulate which restrooms transgender people can use.

 

Other stories this evening:

  • The Texas Legislature has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits. The bipartisan proposal asks Texans renewing their driver licenses to donate $1 or more for rape kits awaiting analysis.

  • Texas Monthly has released its list of the 50 best barbecue restaurants in Texas. And this year there’s a new number one – Snow’s in the Central Texas town of Lexington. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn about why Snow’s took the top spot. 

  • Thirty pianists from around the world have arrived in Fort Worth. They’re vying to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. It’s considered one of the world’s top classical music contests. In our weekly State of the Arts conversation, Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell talks with KERA reporter Bill Zeeble about how this competition got started - and what’s at stake for these talented, young pianists.

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