Trinity River Park's Future, Texas' Rural Teachers, Foxconn Plant: Your Wednesday Evening News Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Dallas mayor proposes new public-private partnership to build Trinity River ParkNext week, officials will brief the City Council on a plan to create a "local government corporation" to take on the Trinity River park project.The public-private partnership would be responsible for working out the details of planning and building the new park, which would span 200 acres between the Margaret McDermott Bridge and the Ron Kirk Bridge.But the move would also mean the park planning would be removed from City Hall. And that's sure to raise some hackles of the mayor's critics who are still smarting from his attempt to hand over Fair Park's operations to a nonprofit.Rawlings said a local government corporation is needed to take the politics out of the road and keep the park from getting bogged down in bureaucracy.Exclusive: The Texas GOP lawmaker who could determine the fate of the so-called bathroom bill says the controversial legislation is unnecessary and bad for Texas business.Real estate: The IRS ruled against a $26.5 million bond sale for downtown Dallas' historic Statler Hotel.  Continue reading...

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