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Top Stories: Finalists To Lead Dallas Animal Services Interview For Top Job


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Dallas city leaders Thursday will interview finalists to head the Animal Services department.

The interim leader - Dallas police Major Barbara Hobbs - and five others will interview with several panels and meet the public in a reception. Finalists from that group will move on to an interview with City Manager T.C. Broadnax.

The Animal Services department went through a major overhaul last year after a pack of loose dogs killed Army veteran Antoinette Brown. Police commanders were installed to overhaul Animal Services and implement recommendations from a consulting group. The report from Boston Consulting Group estimated 8,700 loose dogs roamed the streets in southern Dallas.

Other stories this morning:

  • After years of contentious debate about the project, the Dallas City Council next week will vote whether to pull support for building a toll road along the Trinity River.
  • Our Big Screen team previews the Women Texas Film Festival, coming to Dallas later this month.

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.