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Top Stories: Texas Foster Care Makeover; The Arts In South Texas After Harvey

Sep 8, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

The Texas child-welfare and foster-care system is getting a makeover this month. Among the changes? Moving to a “community-based foster care” model, like the one pioneered in the Fort Worth area. 

The Texas Standard's Becky Fogel reports on how community-based care works and how it might be adapted to other parts of the state. 

Other stories:

  • There's been a delay in the removal of a Dallas Confederate statue. Crews didn't have the right equipment on Friday so the Robert E. Lee statue remains standing in Oak Lawn. A federal judge Thursday cleared the way for the city of Dallas to bring down the statue.

  • The web site Glasstire usually focuses on the visual arts scene in Texas. For the last two weeks, though, the Houston-based site has become a resource for all arts groups in South Texas, as they struggle to clean up after Harvey. Rainey Knudson is the publisher of Glasstire.com. For our weekly State of the Arts conversation, she talked with Anne Bothwell, KERA Vice President of Arts, about how artists are moving forward after the storm.     

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