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Top Stories: What's Next For The Texas Legislature?; West Dallasites Plan For The Future

May 30, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The 85th Texas Legislature was supposed to wrap up yesterday. While the House and Senate were able to come up with a two-year budget plan, two obstacles remain. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick urged Governor Greg Abbott to call the Legislature back if lawmakers didn't pass measures regarding property taxes and a so-called "bathroom bill."

There’s no word yet on whether state lawmakers will have to return to Austin for a special session, but Governor Greg Abbott is expected to make a decision on that later this week.

Other stories this evening:

  • When we’ve got a big presentation at work, a sick child at home or worse – we worry. And it turns out the time we spend worrying isn’t necessarily a waste. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with psychologist Kate Sweeny about the positive side-effects of worrying.
  • Last week brought news of potential resolution for the West Dallas families KERA’s been following in the series One Crisis Away: "No Place To Go." Today, reporters Courtney Collins and Jessica Diaz-Hurtado take a look at two of those families—and the questions still swirling about their homes.

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