Top Stories: A Billion-Dollar Bond Election This Fall?; After A Year Off, Megafest Returns | KERA News

Top Stories: A Billion-Dollar Bond Election This Fall?; After A Year Off, Megafest Returns

Jun 28, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Thanks to a Dallas City Council vote on Wednesday, citizens are step closer to voting on a $1 billion bond package this fall. The council voted 13-2 for a resolution in support of a November vote. The details will be nailed down in the next few weeks, and a final decision will come in August.

 

Other stories this evening:

  •  Megafest kicked off this morning in Klyde Warren Park. The four-day faith and family festival is being put on by Dallas Bishop TD Jakes. As KERA's Stephanie Kuo reports, organizers promise a bigger, better Megafest with a focus on bringing economic empowerment to under-served communities.
  • Texas has more than a 150 lakes. They serve a lot of purposes: from drinking water to holiday-weekend water-skiing. Andrew Sansom works at Texas State University in San Marcos he's executive director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment there. Today on Think, he talked with guest host Lauren Silverman about the biggest threat to our water supply - population growth. 
  • There's been a string of worrying incidents over the last few years from bomb threats at Jewish community centers, to armed protests at mosques, to shootings of unarmed black men. All that has inspired a group to take action: Faith leaders. KERA intern Linah Mohammed checks in with the folks working to spark conversations among different faiths across North Texas.

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.