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From The Newsroom: A Wet Thanksgiving Weekend; UT-Arlington Basketball On The Rise

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Thanksgiving weekend storms made this the wettest November since 1918.  

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, DFW International Airport reported about 8 inches of rain from Thanksgiving to Sunday evening. The Trinity River has been above the flood stage of 30 feet since Friday.

There’s a 20 percent chance of rain today, but we should get a break from wet weather Tuesday.

Other stories this morning:

  • Clean freaks may want to pause: there’s a point at which you’re getting too clean. We explore why some types of soaps may do more harm in this edition of Vital Signs.
  • The UT-Arlington basketball team isn’t known for being a powerhouse, but the team is off to its best start in four years

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.