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From The Newsroom: Storm-Affected Students Back In Class; Film Photography’s Comeback

Joyce Marshall/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Students in Garland, Rowlett, and Red Oak are back at school today after last month’s tornadoes destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed 11 people in North Texas.

Classes at Shields Elementary in the Red Oak School District will be held in an old junior high school after storms damaged the elementary school.

In Garland, the school district has set up 18 temporary bus stops in the hardest-hit neighborhoods. The City of Garland wants to keep students away from debris, as the city begins the 10-week cleanup process.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas is the 45th state to allow open carry. Later this year, another gun law called “campus carry” goes into effect.
  • KERA contributor Quin Mathews visits a darkroom in Deep Ellum, where film photography is seeing a ‘boomlet.’  

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.