The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Several counties saw record early voting numbers yesterday. According to unofficial totals, more than 43,000 residents voted in Tarrant County. Dallas County broke their first-day early voting records with nearly 58,000 casting ballots.
Avoiding long lines on Election Day is supposed to be one of the benefits of voting early, but on the first official day to cast ballots in Texas, some parts of the statereported long waits — sometimes hours — along with a few other snafus.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Nina Pham settles her lawsuit against Texas Health Resources; Fort Worth Symphony cancels concerts through Dec. 31; students rate an SMU professor as one of the best in the country; and more.
There’s a construction boom in North Texas. It’s so hot that builders not only need workers, but managers. To fill that need, local colleges have seen their own boom of students seeking construction management degrees.
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The latest presidential polls are showing a surprisingly close race in Texas. A YouGov poll released Monday has Donald Trump with just a three-point lead over Hillary Clinton. It’s been 40 years since Texas voted for a Democrat.
Election Day is still a few weeks away, but some Americans are already casting ballots. About 20 states and the District of Columbia have early voting programs, several of which have already begun. It’s estimated that about one-third of the country will have voted by the time polls open on Nov. 8.