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Top Stories: Updated Homeless Numbers In Tarrant, Parker Counties

Joyce Marshall/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: An annual homeless count released yesterday found little change in the number of people on the streets in Tarrant and Parker Counties.

This year the count found 1,924 people were homeless across the two counties, the majority in Fort Worth. There were fewer veterans on the streets and fewer women fleeing domestic violence, but there were increases among families and people under 18. 

Photo credit: Joyce Marshall/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Other stories this morning:

  • Women make up half of the U.S. population, yet they hold less than 20 percent of the seats in Congress. In our Friday Conversation, we talk to Cindy Simon Rosenthal, who spent much of her career researching women in politics before getting involved herself.

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.