Top Stories: New Dallas City Council Meets Today; Falling For Parkinson's Research | KERA News

Top Stories: New Dallas City Council Meets Today; Falling For Parkinson's Research

Jun 21, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

A new Dallas City Council convenes for its first meeting today. One of the pressing issues facing the council this morning involves who'll represent the city on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board.

 “There’s a strong contingent on the city council that believes that the Dallas DART board members are not serving the interests of the city," Dallas Morning News reporter Tristan Hallman said. "And so they want to replace them with members who will be more urban friendly, someone who will put Dallas first and fight the good fight against any suburban expansions.”

The council will also have to figure out how to spend a bond package that'll go before voters in November. 

Other stories this morning:    

  • About a hundred people gathered in front of Fort Worth City Hall last night to call on the City Council to join a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4. Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and other Texas cities have already done so. The council adjourned last night without discussing whether to join the multiple-city lawsuit.
  • Researchers at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth are making older people fall down to study Parkinson's disease and other mobility issues.

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