Top Stories: Concerns About CHIP Funding In Texas; Muslim Teens On Bullying | KERA News

Top Stories: Concerns About CHIP Funding In Texas; Muslim Teens On Bullying

Nov 14, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Though there's bipartisan support, Congress still hasn’t reauthorized funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which could affect roughly 400,000 children in Texas.

Without reauthorization, state officials say money for CHIP could run out as early as January - and families will soon receive letters letting them know their health care is ending.

Other stories this morning:

  • Another North Texas gas station is facing a lawsuit for price gouging during Hurricane Harvey. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has accused Burleson-based Big Willy's of charging $3.99 and $4.99 a gallon for regular unleaded at locations in Cleburne and Joshua.
  • A North Texas mosque recently hosted a student workshop on bullying to address a growing problem for Muslim teenagers.

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