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Top Stories: Dallas Officials Still Working On Stray Dog Solution; How Bills In Texas Come About

Apr 24, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Dallas Animal Services says it’s making progress toward improving animal care. The agency has hired more employees, added overnight shifts, added pet care education programs and increased citations and enforcement.

Other stories this evening:

  • Lawmakers in Austin have just over a month to figure out the state’s budget for the next two years, plus a parade of other legislation...from reforming Child Protective Services to figuring out how to fund public schools. Statewide editor Rachel Osier Lindley reports, about where bills come from.
  • Mark McKnight is the head of the music library at the University of North Texas. He was recently named president of the Music Library Association – it’s an international group of librarians, musicians, and scholars. McKnight sits down with KERA's Justin Martin about the challenges facing the music library industry.

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