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Top Stories: Severe Storms And Hail Hit North Texas; Filming A Telenovela In Dallas

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David Kent/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Storm clouds approach northern Tarrant county in Saginaw.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Severe thunderstorms last night brought pea to quarter-sized hail and high winds through North Texas. There were even reports of golf ball-sized hail in the Plano area.

The National Weather Service will survey damage in the area between Haslett and Saginaw, where there were reports of funnel clouds.

(Photo credit: David Kent/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Other stories this morning:

  • A vote is expected today on whether control of Texas power lines can change hands. An investment group led by Dallas businessman Ray Hunt wants to buy Oncor, which delivers power to more than 3 million homes and businesses in North and West Texas.
  • New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Texas added more people last year than any other state in the country.
  • Our Big Screen team talks to the executive producer of “Queen of the South.” It’s an English-language adaptation of a popular Telemundo series that will premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 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.