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On Fronteras: Historic Stockyards Focus Of Preservation Debate, SA Pre-K A Model Program

Fort Worth's Stockyards were once the largest livestock market in the Southwest.
  • San Antonio Pre-K 4 SA Program Gives Kids Solid Start
  • Tijuana’s Police Chief Resigns Following Homeless, Migrant Crackdown
  • Preservation Of Fort Worth Stockyards Prompts Debate   
  • Residents In Low Income Cities Paying More For Car Insurance
  • New Mexico Faces Huge Medicaid Funding Deficit

San Antonio Pre-K 4 SA Program Gives Kids Solid Start

Three years ago, San Antonio launched its Pre-K 4 SA program which has been touted as a model for the kind of pre-kindergarten education that gives children a solid, academic start. Voters decided to fund the program through a citywide sales tax and it appears to be paying off.  Texas Public Radio’s Joey Palacios takes a look at how Pre-K 4 SA is living up to promise.

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Tijuana’s Police Chief Resigns Following A Crackdown On Homeless Migrants

Tijuana Police Chief Alejandro Lares ran the department for just over two years, but has been forced to resign.  He’s being replaced by the city’s security chief for private businesses.  The change follows a spike in homicides and a controversial crackdown on homeless migrants.  KPBS reporter Jean Guerrero recently discussed the resignation with colleague Mark Sauer.

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New Mexico Faces Huge Medicaid Funding Deficit

In New Mexico, lawmakers found more money for health care, but it’s still not enough to cover the costs of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.  Marisa Demarco reports advocates and associations from all corners of the state are talking about out how to handle the projected shortfall.

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Texas’ Poorer Cities Pay More For Car Insurance

If you’re living in the Texas counties of Hidalgo, McAllen or Mission, you may be paying too much for car insurance.  A research firm recently compared rates for 300 Texas cities and found people in counties with the lowest incomes are often paying more than people living in cities with higher accident rates.  KUT’s Joy Diaz reports.

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Future Of The Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth is known for its Stockyards, once the largest livestock market in the Southwest.  Now the city must decide how much of the popular attraction should be included in a so-called historic overlay district, which would restrict the way the buildings can be modified. KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports it’s another step in a contentious debate about the future of the Stockyards.

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