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Top Stories: Texas Water Development Board Works On State's First-Ever Flood Plan

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

The Texas Water Development Board is working on the state's first-ever flood plan. 

Earlier this year, before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, state lawmakers approved 600 thousand dollars to develop a plan. It will look at flood risks across Texas -- and ways to address those risks. The board wants to finish the plan by 2019, when the Texas Legislature meets again.  

Other stories this evening: 

  • It’s been about six weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas gulf coast. Among the hardest-hit areas: Port Aransas on Mustang Island. Port Aransas residents have banded together to patch up buildings and remove debris -- and to feed each other. Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios visited with some of the few places providing hot meals to residents and relief volunteers.
  • The sleek, sun-lit galleries of the Nasher Sculpture Center have been transformed into a Japanese tea garden. New York sculptor Tom Sachs made the alterations. Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh asked Sachs about how his artworks celebrate ceremony and ritual.

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

Former KERA staffer Samantha Guzman was associate producer for "Think" and "Anything You Ever Wanted to Know." She also managed KERA’s internship program and curated content for the Think website, Twitter and Facebook account.