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Top Stories: West Dallas Families To Speak Before City Council

May 24, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Families renting aging rental homes in West Dallas from HMK Ltd. will share their concerns about this week’s developments before the City Council this morning.

They were facing eviction next week, but the renters on Monday learned they’ll be able to stay in their homes for now. A judge gave them four more months to figure out their future. They also learned they’ll be able to buy some of their homes.

Members of the Texas Tenants Union and the Texas Organizing project will join the renters at the council meeting.

Other stories this morning:

  • The non-profit Trust for Public Land has released its annual ParkScore Index, which rates the park systems in the 100 largest cities in the U.S.
  • In the last decade, peer support for people with serious mental illness has hit mainstream especially in places like Texas, where mental health professionals are in short supply.

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