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From The Newsroom: Refugees Arrive Today In Dallas; Grammy Nods For North Texas Artists

Marjorie Kamys Cotera
Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: 12 Syrian refugees are expected to join their families in Dallas and Houston today.

Texas sued the federal government and the nonprofit International Rescue Committee last week, but the state withdrew an earlier request for a restraining order against the group of Syrians arriving today.

The state says it will continue forward with the lawsuit. Another nine refugees are scheduled to arrive in Houston Thursday.

Other stories this morning:

  • The Dallas Landmark Commission will vote today on making the Lakewood Theater a historic landmark.
  • Diverticulitis is on the rise in the U.S.
  • Escape rooms are gaining popularity for those who want to take puzzle-solving to the next level.
  • Leon Bridges, Snarky Puppy and Kelly Clarkson received Grammy nominations.

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 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.