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From The Newsroom: Tuba Christmas In Dallas; Taking Care Of 'Tent City' During The Holidays

Gus Contreras / KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Santa isn’t the only one loading up the sleigh this evening. Families across North Texas are catching Christmas Eve flights. 

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport estimates that more than 3 million passengers will arrive, depart or pass through this holiday season, now through New Year’s.

2015 was a good year for Matthew Newman. The North Texas entrepreneur decided to give back today by hosting a catered lunch for the residents of Tent City in downtown Dallas, a sprawling homeless encampment under the I-45 freeway.

In Dallas, hundreds of people gathered at Thanks-Giving Square for the 38th annual Tuba Christmas concert. 215 musicians played holiday tunes on an unusually warm winter day.

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