Central Texas top stories for February 28, 2023. Travis County Sheriff racial profiling report. Austin terrorism prevention grant. Texas Education Agency teacher vacancy report. Bluebonnet season.
A congressman leaves Washington well ahead of schedule. What are the options for a short term replacement to represent his Harvey hit part of Texas? The story on the Standard.
After a scandal involving a teacher convicted of domestic abuse, the University of Texas orders employees to report all future arrests –and the dispositions of their cases. Does it strike the right balance between safety and worker privacy?
Also, why state parks are going dark this week.
TXDOT issues a warning for roadside picture takers during bluebonnet season. But wait- who put those bluebonnets there in the first place? We’ll find out…and a whole lot more.
Wildflowers are dotting the highways, fireflies are flitting about during dusk and it’s still cool enough to sit outside most days. The telling signs of the spring season — and the anticipation of summer — inspired this week’s poem.
An investigation of more than 16 million traffic citations reveal something very fishy going on with Texas Department of Public Safety stops. Hispanic people being labeled as White? Are Texas Troopers ‘playing games’ with racial profiling data, or is it a computer glitch? And, the FBI’s wants to help teachers identify American students vulnerable to extremism. Also on today’s show – the father of Texas landscapes brings us Bluebonnets, in November. And the University of Texas system taking over 300 acres in Houston. All coming up in today’s Texas Standard: