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Top Stories: Texas Gets Financial Support To Combat Zika; Tips To Make The Most Of Tax Free Weekend


The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Texas is getting $720,000 to fight the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving $16 million to dozens of states to find ways to detect microcephaly. 

The three day tax-free weekend lets families buy backpacks, sneakers and blue jeans with no sales tax. That seems like a straightforward way to save.KERA's Courtney Collins reports on five reasons sales tax holidays aren’t such a great deal.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Street tacos are a staple in North Texas and across the state. A taco shop from Dallas named Trompo, opened this spring. And it just made Bon Appétit’s list of 50 nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants. 

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.