Central Texas top stories for October 27, 2023. Home Initiative Hearing. Cruise Pauses Operations. TEA Injunction, Health Fair. Cold Front Coming.
Central Texas top stories for December 21, 2022. Lack of early weather shelter notifications is frustrating advocates. Arctic blast not expected to adversely affect ABIA. Protecting pipes and your home ahead of the cold snap. The City of Austin is not planning to treat roads ahead of cold weather. Barriers dividing parts of I-35 to pop-up along more roadways in Austin. Trail of Lights reopens tonight.
What did ERCOT know and when did they know it? As millions of Texans still struggle with power outages pressure builds for clear answers. Members of Congress among others demanding straightforward explanations for the collapse of the power grid and uneven distribution of so-called rolling blackouts that left many in the dark and cold for days. Compounding matters, sources for safe water drying up in several parts of Texas as supplies are shut off to deal with cracked pipes and treatment issues. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
The eyes of Texas are on Washington this hour and a federal shutdown looms, non essential services stopped. We’ll explore what that means for Texas. Plus, Governor Abbott’s kicked off his reelection campaign with a promise on property taxes. With more than a few challenging him for his seat, what can a governor really do? We’ll explore. And the wintry mix that shutdown several of Texas’ biggest cities, one of the weeks biggest stories, but how’s it been playing out down on the farm? There may be a bit of good news, for some Texas farmers and ranchers, we’ll hear why. And one of the most popular smartphone apps in the country right now, not available in Texas? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard: