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Top Stories: T.C. Broadnax Begins His First Day As Dallas City Manager

City of Dallas

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: T.C. Broadnax takes over today as Dallas City Manager. He’ll oversee an annual budget of $3 billion and run a city with 1.3 million residents.

Broadnax will have a lot on his plate. There’s a major bond election in the fall, a struggling police and fire pension system, crumbling streets and he still has to hire a police chief.

Broadnax was credited with fixing big budget deficits as city manager in Tacoma, Washington. He said his top priorities for Dallas will be the bond election, the budget, housing and Animal Services.

Other stories this morning:

  • Refugee Services of Texas says federal officials have granted waivers to 872 refugees, which will allow them to enter the U.S. this week.
  • The State Board of Education today will discuss and vote on potential amendments to science standards. Among the most controversial: Removing creationist language from high school lessons on evolution.
  • Rushing from task-to-task and packing our schedules may not seem healthy, but a new study in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience suggests otherwise.
  • If you’ve ever had a Fletcher’s corny dog at the State Fair of Texas, you can thank Skip Fletcher. He died yesterday at the age of 82.

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.