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Top Stories: How Polling Locations Get Picked; Setting Up A Bank In West Dallas

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT News

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Early voting is underway in Texas for the March 6th primary. In this primary election, voters will decide who appears on November's general election ballot.

All week long, we’re answering your questions about the primaries in our Texas Decides series. KERA's Gus Contreras looks into how polling places are chosen. 

Other stories this evening:

  • On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away project looks a life on the financial edge. Today, how a bank hopes to change a community for the better. Until last month, West Dallas had just one brick and mortar bank out on the fringe of the neighborhood, near the interstate. As Courtney Collins reports, this new bank branch wants to build a relationship with the heart of the community, low and middle income families who've lived there for decades.

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.