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From The Newsroom: Colonia Living, School Board Members Sue Board President

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas just released a study that looks at life in colonia communities, small neighborhoods near the Texas, Mexico border that lack the basics. Colonias often don’t have access to utilities and safe housing.

And Elizabeth Jones, Joyce Foreman and BernadetteNuttall filed suit against board president Miguel Solis today. They say he violated district rules by not scheduling a meeting to discuss Superintendent Mike Miles’ performance within a 60 -day period.

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.