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Top Stories: Dallas Mayor Lines Up Plan For Confederate Monuments; 'Worst Case' Housing Needs

Bill Zeeble / KERA News
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wants to form a task force to discuss whether the city should remove its confederate monuments. Rawlings told reporters today he has asked the Dallas Holocaust Museum and other groups about what to do with statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and other confederate leaders located in various parts of Dallas.

Five Dallas City Council members signed a memo last week asking an item be placed on an upcoming agenda that calls for the city to remove Confederate monuments from city property.

Other stories this evening:

  • Brothers Miguel and Jose Trevino were both born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Jose immigrated to Texas and made a career as a bricklayer, while Miguel ascended to the top ranks of the Zeta Cartel. Later in life, Jose became an elite horse trader with a little help from Miguel. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with journalist Joe Tone about how the Zetas laundered money through horse racing. 
  • On Tuesdays, our One Crisis Away project examines life on the financial edge. Today, renters on the financial edge: poor families that spend too much on rent or live in terrible conditions have what's known as 'worst-case housing needs.' A new U.S. Housing and Urban Development report shows the numbers of those types of renters surging across the country. KERA's Courtney Collins talked about what it all means for North Texas with Sandy Rollins of the Texas Tenants Union.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.