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Top Stories: Struggling To Recover Economically After Harvey; Dallas Actors Go Independent

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A motor home destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

It’s been over three months since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast. For people from areas hit the hardest, a return to normal life seems far away. That’s especially true for those still staying in hotels, often miles and miles from the community they left behind, and with no home to go back to.

Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies checks in with some of these hotel residents facing an uncertain future.

Other top stories this evening:  

  • It takes a lot to put on a play - that's why they're usually staged by theater companies. Still, two long-time Dallas actors decided to go the independent route for their latest production.  Today in State of the Arts, the pair talks with KERA's Anne Bothwell about what else makes the performance of "Stand-Up Tragedy" so unusual.  

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays 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.