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From The Newsroom: More Undocumented Children Arriving In Texas; Safe Toy Tips


The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: About 200 more unaccompanied children are headed to North Texas by the end of the month.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the children are from Central America and are between the ages of 12 to 17. The Johnson County Sheriff was notified Friday the children will be temporarily staying at Camp Arrowhead near Cleburne.

The exact arrival date is unknown.

About 50 undocumented children from Central America arrived at Sabine Creek Ranch in Rockwall County over the weekend. That number is expect to rise to 200. 500 immigrant children are currently staying in nearby Ellis County.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas is second in the nation behind California in the number of reported human trafficking cases. A graduate student from the University of North Texas has designed a smartphone app to report these cases.
  • In this edition of Vital Signs, Sam Baker talks to Shelli Stephens-Stidham with the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas about toy safety.

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.