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From The Newsroom: Navarro County Surveys Weekend Rain Damage; Early Voting Continues

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Corsicana and the rest of Navarro County was hardest hit from weekend rain.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Crews will survey damage in Navarro County this morning after major floodingshut down most roads over the weekend. Most of those roads have been reopened, but several side streets remain closed.

There’s an area flood warning for Navarro County until 2:30 p.m.  

Other stories this morning:

  • Speaking in complete sentences seems to come naturally, but sometimes, it needs to be taught. Teachers in Dallas are trying to boost speaking skills of students from pre-K to 2nd grade.
  • Processed meat is bad. Drinking while pregnant? Also bad. What about red and green chili peppers? They get the green light from dietitians. We explore the health benefits in this edition of Vital Signs.
  • Early voting continues throughout the state. Along with seven propositions to amend the Texas constitution, some school bond elections are also on the ballot in North Texas. You’ll hear about some of those issues tomorrow on Morning Edition.

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and 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.