Bastrop

Texas Standard: January 28, 2021

As the governor announces a plan to get more COVID-19 vaccines to rural Texas, a major urban county could be reaching a vaccination milestone. El Paso is fast approaching vaccination levels of 10 percent, though it’s a trade off that could leave many in areas hardest hit by the virus without being vaccinated. That story coming up. Also, the impediments to getting vaccines to people in more rural parts of the Lone Star State. Speaking of: president Biden under growing pressure to do more at the federal level to reach out to help rural communities nationwide. And is tech trendsetter Elon Musk getting into the Texas gas biz? Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 15, 2015

Less than 5 years after epic fires in Bastrop County, emergency crews return to the scene to battle another disaster. Also, what’s the proper income for a city official in a tiny south Texas town of 7000? Does more than 200 thousand dollars sound about right? He says the city’s getting a deal. We’ll meet him. Modern day slavery -how do popular perceptions match what Texas police are seeing? And a Texas man gets life in prison for his role in the dark web…but how does one prove guilt or innocense in an era of online anonymity? All of that and more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 7, 2015

Rick Perry said it was impossible but his successor disagrees. A dramatic 180 on the issue of ending rape in Texas prisons. Plus, only days after an explosion which sent four to the hospital at an east Texas chemical plant, the company says its returning to business as usual despite a safety investigation that’s far from finished… we’ll have details. Also what do you call a chicken crossing a road…in Bastrop it’s poultry in motion, stopping cars, waking the neighbors and sparking national headlines. And Texas has never had a world series parade…this year, we’ve got two shots at it…that and much more today on the Texas Standard: