Top Stories: New Texas Laws Take Effect Today; Medical Care For Disaster Victims | KERA News

Top Stories: New Texas Laws Take Effect Today; Medical Care For Disaster Victims

Sep 1, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A slew of laws take effect today in Texas, including a ban on texting while driving. However, some high-profile laws were temporarily blocked earlier this week by federal judges. 

One would ban the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. The other, known as Senate Bill 4, targeted so-called sanctuary cities. 

Other stories this morning: 

  • In our Friday Conversation, we talk to the doctor in charge of the largest shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees in Dallas. 

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