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From The Newsroom: Syrian Refugees To Settle In Texas, Irish Playwrights Take Center Stage

Mustafa Khayat

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A total of 21 Syrian refugees are headed to Dallas and Houston next week.

The legal battle over them took another turn Friday. Texas withdrew its request for a restraining order to block Syrian refugees from coming here. The state isn’t dropping the suit though.

And Irish playwrights are taking the North Texas theater scene by storm. Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, currently at the Undermain Theater, is the third of his haunting plays the company has staged.

Meanwhile, Martin McDonagh’s dark comedies have been presented by Kitchen Dog, WaterTower, Second Thought and Stage West.

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.