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When the Dallas City Council approved the contract for new city manager A.C. Gonzalez this week, it included a starting salary of $400,000 per year. That’s almost $100,000 more than his experienced predecessor, Mary Suhm. And it has at least one former council member asking questions.

The choice to replace Veletta Lill as the head of Dallas' downtown arts haven is a familiar face: Catherine Cuellar, a member of the city's Cultural Affairs Commission and a former reporter at KERA.

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The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use congressional districts that were drawn by a lower federal court for the November election.