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From The Newsroom: Housing Animals At The Stock Show; Food Insecurity In Schools

Jan 21, 2016

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas ISD got a good grade on a report card released on Thursday, which rates Texas school meal programs.

One in five Texas families doesn’t have enough food to eat. As a result, many kids go to school hungry. That’s why school nutrition programs play an important role, and why for the first time, the non-profit Children At Risk, decided to rank them.

The Dallas school district was honored for having a stand-out school food program. There are 63 districts in Texas with at least 10,000 kids, 60 percent of them qualifying for free or reduced meals. Dallas ISD is one of them, and also has one of the top 10 nutrition programs in the state.

At the Fort Worth Stock Show, there are a record 30,000 stars - from cattle, to goats and rabbits to roosters. And with all those critters being shown, it could take up to a year to get them ready for their debut.

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