The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
Jordan Edwards, the black 15-year-old, who was fatally shot late last month by a white Balch Springs police officer. The Next Generation Action Network is organizing Tuesday’s rally on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courthouse in Dallas.
With less than three weeks to go in the 85th Texas Legislature, the House and Senate are still hammering out the state’s budget – including how much money to spend on public education. The two chambers disagree on where that money should come from.
Housing prices in Texas have rapidly increased over the last several years, leaving many working families unable to afford a place to live. Today on Think, which airs this week from NPR in Washington, Krys Boyd talked with NPR reporter Laura Sullivan, who investigated affordable housing for a new Frontline documentary. She says many people are confused about low-income housing.
A neighborhood in West Dallas where 300 families face a June 3 move out deadline have some tough decisions to make. They rent inexpensive homes from a company called HMK, which says it can’t afford to repair these houses because of tougher city codes. In the next chapter of our series, “One Crisis Away: No Place to Go” Jessica Diaz-Hurtado visits one family whose roots run deep.
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.