Top Stories: North Texas Students Take Guns To School; Getting To Know Illustrator Arturo Torres

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Authorities say two North Texas high school students face charges after bringing guns to campus a day after a deadly mass shooting at a school in Florida. Thursday’s arrests happened at separate schools in Flower Mound and Plano.

Flower Mound police say a 16-year-old from Marcus High School is facing felony charges for bringing a small-caliber handgun to school. Police said the gun wasn’t loaded, but ammunition was found. The other arrest happened at Plano West High School.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley told the Dallas Morning News a tip was called in about a student bringing a gun to school. Tilley said no reported threats were made by the student.

Other stories this evening:

When Houston entrepreneur Andrew White entered the Democratic race for governor, he was seen as an underdog. The state’s top party leaders leaned heavily toward his main rival for the nomination, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez. As Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider reports, that appears to be changing.
What’s the best rap song of all time? Tough question, right? How about this: what would an NBA game look like if a grizzly bear were starting at power forward? These are the kinds questions that Garland native Arturo Torres brings to life. In this week’s Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, Hady Mawajdeh tell us how Torres transformed from aspiring artist to illustrator of two New York Times Best Sellers.

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

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