Central Texas top stories for January 22, 2024. The City of Austin is becoming the first city to provide certain childcare facilities with 100-percent property tax exemptions. New charges could be brought in Uvalde. An update on Austin’s resiliency hubs. Art Acevedo on his return to Austin. Leander to enforce additional water restrictions during pipeline repairs. Industry effect snow.
Central Texas top stories for November 9, 2023. Cold front inbound. Child care property tax exemptions. Cruise car recall. School vouchers. Longhorns basketball.
Central Texas top stories for October 19, 2023. Cruise self-driving cars under investigation. Child care center affordability. Biden-Harris campaign bus settlement. Hays County eclipse tourism.
This week at the Texas Legislature: Laws aimed at making it easier to have a baby in Texas.
Under the big dome in Austin, a hearing on a proposal to ban Chinese non-citizens from buying land in Texas.
The state Republican Party censures one of its own, U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, after a vote supporting a new gun law.
Is a two-tier court system coming to Texas? We’ll have more on a push for businesses to have their own legal system.
And: A gift to a major Texas museum is aimed at diversity for public art and and greater visibility for Latino artists.
Central Texas top stories for August 18, 2022. Lake Travis ISD bond proposal and bus driver shortage. Financial strains for college students with children. Pine Pond fire and forecasted rain. Reduction of water inflow at Lakes Buchanan and Travis. Flash drought study.
April in Texas again? The Lone Star State approaches another potential tipping point as the governor hints at possible re-openings, we’ll have the latest. Also, as college campuses reopen, the look is not good on the COVID-19 front. How colleges and universities are struggling to control spiking case numbers. Plus more sports fans feeling they can’t sit on the sidelines right now, literally and figuratively. A Texas author weighs in on loving sports when they don’t love you back. And remembering the late actor Chadwick Boseman. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
It is the first detailed look at the impact of the pandemic on state services and it includes a billion dollars in cutbacks. A thick document detailing how hard COVID-19 will hit Texas’ budgetary bottom line, the biggest hit to social services. Asher Price of the Austin American Statesman got the story and he joins us. Also, a Texas state senator demanding congress step forward to help find out why so many apparent killings at Fort Hood. And does a Texas city really hold the nation’s top spot in a jump in crime? A Politifact check and more today on the Texas Standard:
DIY vaccines? Groups of scientists going their own way to try to develop new tools to combat the pandemic, But is it legal or ethical? We’ll have more on DIY vaccines. Also Dr. Fred Campbell of UT Health San Antonio is back to answer more questions from listeners about COVID-19. And with renewed scrutiny on long standing racial disparities, the spotlight turns to interpreters for the deaf in Texas. Plus 75 years after V-J day, how veterans and a Texas museum dedicated to the war in the pacific are marking the moment. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
With the unofficial start of summer in Texas, a re-evaluation of what we’ve endured and what’s ahead. We’ll take a look at the state of the fight against COVID-19. Texas based vaccine expert Dr.Peter Hotez gets us up to speed on the impact of the relaxation of stay at home guidelines in Texas. Also, why many daycares, now authorized to reopen, may not make it despite economic recovery efforts. And an update on the Coronavirus story unfolding just south of the border, and a rediscovered history of women and the high court. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
Over a 10 year period, 90 deaths, 32 hundred incidents of abuse and neglect statewide: Alarming findings about the safety of Texas day care centers in a year long investigation by the Austin American Statesman: one that has led to a legal battle with state officials. We’ll hear from the investigative team behind the report. Also, healing harmonicas? What a Texas researcher discovered to help people with COPD. And the week that was in Texas politics and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Who are the best and who are the worst legislators in the 2017 session? It’s the list that’s got Texans talking on this Wednesday, we’ll hear why. Also the new bill outlawing so-called sanctuary cities doesn’t take effect until the fall, which leaves cities and counties exactly where when it comes to who do detain and for how long? We’ll hear about some hard lessons being learned by detainees and those doing the detaining. Also, if more and more nanny’s are watching out for Texas kids, who’s watching over the nannies? Those stories and a lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Only hours after the biggest terrorist attack on us soil since 9/11, do politics trump what should be top priorities? We’ll take a look. Plus, attention deadbeat dads and moms…the division of child support plans to get you off the road. We’ll hear how. Also, most kids love being out of school for the summer…except those who count on school for their midday meals…new research which could help feed hungry young texans. And Dallas has it’s Cowboys, Marfa has it’s lights…Falfurrias has it’s… butter? At least it used to. We’ll hear what’s churning. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard: