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Top Stories: Getting Students Back In Class After Harvey; New Dallas Police Chief Likes Body Cameras

Sep 27, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas just as schools were starting a new year and all but three school districts have reopened, according to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

Dozens of school districts had to delay the start of school for days, even weeks, after Harvey made landfall. At a luncheon in Dallas, Morath spoke about the difficulties. 

Other stories:

  • Houston native Attica Locke left Texas for a career in Hollywood writing and producing for the Fox drama, "Empire." She returns to her roots in her new novel "Bluebird, Bluebird," a page-turning mystery that centers on a black Texas Ranger living in a racially divided small town. Today on Think, Locke talked with Krys Boyd setting her novel in East Texas. 
  • U. Renee Hall is just a few weeks into her new job as Dallas police chief – she’s the first woman to lead the department. She left her native Detroit for a city twice the size, and also leading a force still recovering from last year’s deadly police shooting. At the Texas Tribune Festival, Hall talked with KERA's Krys Boyd about her approach to policing and the realities of big-city policing in the 21st century.

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