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Top Stories: An Update On Dallas’ Stray Dog Problem


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A Dallas City Council committee this morning will get an update on the city’s loose dog problem – and it’s promising.  

Since Dallas Animal Services implemented changes suggested by Boston Consulting Group three months ago, impoundments have increased by 33 percent.  There’s also been a 193 percent uptick in citations and an 18 percent increase in live release of animals though adoptions.

Other stories this morning:

  • Building a wall along the U-S-Mexico border was a signature plank of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. With Inauguration Day a little over a week away, that campaign promise is looking more like a reality. We’ll have a special report on Trump’s proposed border wall today on Texas Standard.
  • People once vigilant about vaccinating their children aren’t nearly as careful about protecting themselves as they age, though some diseases are particular dangerous for older people.

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 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.