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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

The conclusion of our series "Remaking Foster Care" with the story of a single dad who spent most his childhood bouncing from home to home. 

And Jerome Weeks talks about the loss of Theater Three's Jac Alder.

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On Thursday, we heard from a single mom about her transition out of the foster care system. In the final part of KERA’s Remaking Foster Care, we’ll hear from another person who aged out of the system: a 24-year-old from East Dallas.


Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died in Plano. He was 89.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Memorial Day weekend forecast calls for rain; rising lake levels could pose problems for boaters; expect more folks on the road and in the skies this weekend; and more.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The state budget committee has finalized a budget that will go to the House and Senate for a vote. One item that was crossed off: a rider that would ban state money from being used to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Lara Solt / KERA News Special Contributor

About 111,000 kids in Texas are considered homeless. They stay in shelters, couch-surf with friends or family, or even live on the street.

Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

The story of going through 20, 30, even 40 foster homes in the next installment of our series "Remaking Foster Care."

Finally, a one-man play about a  health crisis and the financial devastation it can bring.

Dianna Douglas

Thousands of students in North Texas are just one or two tests away from graduating high school. This year’s seniors are the first to have to pass five STAAR tests. So many haven’t passed, that Gov. Greg Abbott just signed a law giving those students a loophole.

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KERA’s Remaking Foster Care series continues with two young adults who “aged” out of the system when they turned 18. 

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A new report predicts a future of extreme weather wreaking havoc on the roads and runways in North Texas. 


Remaking Foster Care

About 45,000 young Texans can’t safely live with their parents and a third of them are in state custody. KERA is exploring efforts by Texas to redesign the foster care system.

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