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Top Stories: Prepping For Dallas City Council Races; Rescuing Critters Caught In Storm

May 1, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Early voting wraps up Monday for municipal elections across North Texas, with Election Day coming this Saturday. There are several heated races for seats on the Dallas City Council. Tristan Hallman is a reporter with The Dallas Morning News, and he talked with KERA’s Eric Aasen about some of the races.

Other stories this evening:

  • Two people who were missing after Saturday night’s deadly East Texas tornadoes have been found safe. Four people died in all, and 50 were taken to hospitals. Rescue workers spent today searching homes and residents picked through debris. KERA’s Stella Chavez reports on the storm’s four-legged survivors.

  • Dallas Theater Center has won its first Tony award. The company announced it will receive the 2017 award for Regional Theatre.

  • We’ve all had those moments in a conversation when we finally add our thoughts only to be met with … silence. And when this happens often enough, it can scare us away from conversation all together. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with psychologist Ty Tashiro, who says that socially awkward people shouldn’t be dismissed. 

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