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Top Stories: City Might Be Able To Help Some West Dallas Residents Relocate

Allison V. Smith / KERA News
A view of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge from a West Dallas neighborhood.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Dallas city officials say they've identified $1 million in federal funds from a program called Home Investment Partnerships. The Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas City Council will discuss a proposal next week to use the funds. 

Other stories this evening:

  • The world’s best young classical pianists are in Fort Worth for the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. These pianists have been playing since they were kids, and the Cliburn can help them establish lifelong careers. KERA’s Bill Zeeble talked with some of the competitors about what it means to be at the Cliburn.

  • The state's fertile country music scene has bred some memorable storytellers. Think George Strait, Miranda Lambert or outlaws Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Broken hearts, drug addiction, even bankruptcy. These songwriters bare it all for their craft. In this week's Artist Spotlight, Art&Seek's Hady Mawajdeh introduces us to a songwriter who hopes his honesty - and his velvet voice - will put him on the path of those legends.

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.