The top local stories this evening from KERA News: Actor Bill Paxton, a Fort Worth native, died over the weekend at age 61. A family representative says the actor/director died of complications from surgery. Paxton had roles in Hollywood hits over four decades, and as KERA’s Lauren Silverman reports, he never lost touch with his Texas roots.
A best-selling author says he was disrupted by students at an assembly at Highland Park High School. Jamie Ford was the keynote speaker at the school district's LitFest last week. Ford describes his experience at Highland Park High as a school visit gone sideways.
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