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From The Newsroom: A Parkway Vs. Flood Control; Mental Health Care In Rural Texas

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Rick Holter
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KERA News
The Trinity River above flood stage in May 2015.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas city council members will vote today on whether to divert more than $36 million from the Trinity Parkway project to flood control. The proposed nine-mile toll road between the Trinity River levees has been a source of contention for some time.

Also, Fort Worth has named Kent Scribner as the lone finalist for the school superintendent position.

And finally, mental healthcare workers are scarce in rural parts of Texas, but a lawmaker hopes to change to that. 

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.