The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
The Fort Worth Police Chief defended his decision to suspend a white police officer who was seen in a viral video wrestling a black mother and her teenage daughter to the ground. Chief Joel Fitzgerald says the officer was disrespectful and used excessive force during the December incident.
On Monday, Governor Abbott cut nearly $120 million from the two-year $217 billion budget plan. While that's a small percentage of the overall budget, many of the cuts focused on the environment.
KERA has spent the last few months exploring the housing crunch in West Dallas, a neighborhood in the early stages of gentrification. As pricey restaurants and apartments go in, low-income residents -- almost all of them Latino or black -- are being edged out. The series is called "One Crisis Away: No Place To Go" and today, Courtney Collins looks at the role race plays.
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