Top Stories: Getting More Women To Run For Office; Six Months After Hurricane Harvey | KERA News

Top Stories: Getting More Women To Run For Office; Six Months After Hurricane Harvey

Feb 26, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The Sixth Congressional District in North Texas is an open seat, for the first time in three decades. 

GOP Congressman Joe Barton of Ennis has been in office since 1985, but after a scandal involving a nude photo of himself and sexually suggestive messages, he decided not to run again. Eleven Republicans are now fighting for his seat.

Other stories this evening:

  • It's been six months since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, costing the region more than 100 billion dollars in damages. Today on Think, from the studios of Houston Public Media, Krys Boyd talked with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner about the city's efforts to rebuild.
  • While there's been a recent surge in women entering state and national political races, women are still underrepresented in politics. Women leaders gathered in Dallas Monday for a discussion, focused on women.

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