Central Texas top stories for February 13, 2023. City manager severance meeting. Austin Energy is almost fully restored. Oak Wilt. Austin area earthquake relief efforts. Austin ISD building to be repurposed.
Central Texas top stories for January 26, 2023. Austin Fire Department prescribed burn. Austin City Council eviction relief. Austin ISD begins superintendent search. Austin homeless strategy division meetings. Hutto gets a movie theater.
Central Texas top stories for November 30, 2022. Austin runoff elections. Early voting starts tomorrow. Williamson County Narcan in county buildings. COVID vaccines.
With hospital ERs on the front lines in the latest COVID-19 spike, a doctor issues a plea for the public’s help. Other stories we’re tracking: a service of healing in the aftermath of the hostage situation at a Colleyville synagogue on Saturday. And understanding seditious conspiracy charges against a Texas-based militia founder in connection with the January 6th Capitol attacks. Join us for those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
An early end to the special session at the capitol but the work far from over. Next up redrawing the political maps of Texas. As lawmakers gavel out a second special session, where do we stand and what comes next? A closer look with the editor of the quorum report. Also the search for a new permanent home for the battleship Texas as a piece of history battles the ravages of time. And 10 years after the most destructive fire in Texas history. What happened and what’s happened since. Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune and much more today on the Texas Standard:
House speaker Dennis Bonnen could be leaving sooner than anyone expected, so says Texas tribune co-founder Ross Ramsey. We’ll have details. Other stories we’re following: a backlog at a major DPS crime lab. The problem: worker turnover. Also, money going up in smoke? What to do about a surplus of natural gas. And is Texas more southern or western? Scholar H.W. Brands invites readers to rethink what they know of the latter, in his epic history of the American west. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
This week, we run through the ballot ahead of Election Day.