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From The Newsroom: Urban Life In The Burbs, And Community College For Free?

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City of Plano
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Downtown Plano is now a mix of historical structures, modern apartments, restaurants and bars.

Tonight's top local stories from the KERA newsroom: The Democrat running for lieutenant governor wants to give all Texas kids two years of free community college; her Republican opponent says, “We feel she has chosen to spend more money to achieve less." Urban life is becoming a fact of life in the suburbs. And the plight of the high school principal.

  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.

Rick Holter is KERA's vice president of news. He oversees news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News has earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.