Top Stories: What To Do About Fort Worth's Growth; Ending Elderly Homelessness | KERA News

Top Stories: What To Do About Fort Worth's Growth; Ending Elderly Homelessness

Oct 24, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Fort Worth is growing fast. The city is on track to become the nation’s 14th largest city next year, and the 12th largest by 2019. The growth is exciting, but it comes with challenges the city must meet like building infrastructure, and keeping job growth on track with population growth. 

KERA’s Christopher Connelly talks with Eric Aasen about the state of Fort Worth.

Other stories this evening:

  • By a two-to-one margin, Texas voters say the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by the Texas Tribune and the University of Texas. Twenty-nine percent of those polled say the United States is on the right track, while 61 percent say it’s going in the wrong direction. 

  • On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away project looks at life on the financial edge. Today, why agencies are rejecting a one-size-fits-all approach to solving homelessness. The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance has set a goal to cut the Dallas area population of chronic, veteran and elderly homeless in half by next summer. Dennis Culhane from the University of Pennsylvania specializes in the modern homelessness crisis. He tells Courtney Collins that when it comes to securing housing, seniors have unique challenges.

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