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Colonia Life Has Improved, But These Border Communities Still Have Many Needs

About half a million Texans live in what’s known as colonias. These communities pop up near the Texas-Mexico border and usually lack the basics, such paved roads, utilities and secure housing. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas just released a … Continue reading

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How Would Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Use Student Test Scores?

This is the first in a week-long series of coordinated reports from KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and KXAS-TV (NBC 5). Five Days in October looks at where the leading candidates for governor stand on certain issues.  We begin with education, and answers to … Continue reading

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In Refugee-Rich Vickery Meadow Neighborhood, Residents React To Ebola

Ebola was the talk of Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas Wednesday. It’s a refugee-rich neighborhood with a significant West African population – and it’s where a man was visiting before he became the first person in the United States diagnosed … Continue reading

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