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Top Stories: Solving Houston's Dam Problem; 'Deferred Action' Goes On Tour

Sep 11, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

About 2,000 Harvey evacuees remain in North Texas shelters. The American Red Cross says most are staying at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas, about 100 people are in Fort Worth and a few dozen are in Irving. 

 

In Houston, thousands of people are still living in the city's two biggest shelters. Water is receeding in some parts of the Houston area -- but it could take several more weeks to drain the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. To get a better idea how the two reservoirs work in Houston, Craig LeMoult got a tour from Richard Long with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Other stories:

  • President Trump’s decision last week to rescind the DACA program for undocumented immigrants makes the play, "Deferred Action," incredibly timely. The tiny Latino company, Cara Mia Theatre, developed the project last year with the Dallas Theater Center. As Art & Seek’s Jerome Weeks reports, Cara Mia's now taking the show on the road around North Texas, then to Houston and Los Angeles. 

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