Top Stories: Dallas Passes 'Cite And Release' Weed Policy; Selena Doodle Has North Texas Ties | KERA News

Top Stories: Dallas Passes 'Cite And Release' Weed Policy; Selena Doodle Has North Texas Ties

Oct 17, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Starting in December people caught with small amounts of marijuana in Dallas won't be arrested, instead they'll get a court summons. Dallas County commissioners today passed a "cite and release" program for people found with less than four ounces of pot. 

Other stories this evening:

  • If you googled something today, you may have noticed the late Tejano superstar Selena featured on its homepage. The Google Doodle commemorates the anniversary of Selena's debut album with an animation of her life story. The project has a North Texas connection thanks to a labor of love for Granbury native Perla Campos, who is the global marketing lead for Google Doodle. KERA's Krystina Martinez talked with Campos on the phone this afternoon from Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California.
  • On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away series looks at life on the financial edge. Today, why low-income, working parents have such a tough time finding child care. The nonprofit Children At Risk mapped zip codes in Texas with very limited access to certified child care areas known as "child care deserts." As Courtney Collins reports, the vast majority of low-income kids in Dallas County, live in one.

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