With new immigration rules and promises in increase enforcement, Joe Biden makes his first visit to the border as president. Angela Kocherga of KTEP joins us with more on president Biden’s visit to El Paso and the proposals he’s making to slow the numbers of migrants entering the U.S. without documentation. Also, as lawmakers in Texas get ready to gavel in a new session, the unprecedented pot of gold that has all concerned making out their wish lists. And could tens of thousands of central Texans lose access to one of the region’s biggest health care providers? Plus Horned Frog fever with tonight’s college football championship. All those stories and then some today on the Texas Standard:
In just over a week, lawmakers gather again at the capitol. What to expect in the upcoming Texas legislative session? Niki Griswold of the Austin American Statesman and James Barragán of the Texas Tribune with more on what to look for in the 88th legislative session. Also new incentives to buy an electric car. What does it mean for those in the market and will it be enough to jumpstart reluctant buyers? Plus the latest on a lawsuit to address racial bias in veterans benefits. And a big win for the Horned Frogs puts them in contention for the National College Football crown. TCU’s winning ways and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
After a little more than a year in office, the Texas Secretary of State is stepping down. We’ll look at why, and what it means for Texas. Other stories we’re tracking: how a Texan who may be mulling a presidential run in 2024 could, win or lose, shake up politics in Texas in a big way and why. Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News explains. Also the murder trial of a former Fort Worth police officer gets underway after lengthy delays. We’ll hear more. And the rise and fall of crypto and its impact on the Texas power grid. Plus, TCU: Cinderella no more as the Horned Frogs land in the college football playoffs. All that and then some today on the Texas Standard:
With a big rise in COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and pediatric cases up in El Paso, experts raise red flags for Texas. In time for the holidays, growing warnings about COVID-19 in Texas as the President announces new steps amid the spread of a new variant. We’ll have the latest. Also, with the infrastructure bill, the push for electric vehicles in one of the nation’s top gasoline consuming states, you know the one. Plus a conversation with the mother of a Texas elementary school student pushing for changes in how the stories of Indigenous people and Native Americans are taught. And a college football outlook and more today on the Texas Standard:
Last weekend it was Paris, next they warn Washington. What top intelligence officials tell us about how to stop the so called islamic state. And as storms sweep the state, a new study shown billions in damage to Texas roads…from weather alone. We’ll do the numbers. Also Texas Textbooks revisited: a push to get the history right, after complaints that too much is all wrong. Plus ten and 0- the last undefeated team in college football…who saw the Cougars coming? The Cinderella story of the year? All those stories and many more on todays Texas Standard:
Shades of the sixties- protests on campus -a university president forced out… But has a crackdown on hate speech taken it too far? Possible lessons for Texas from the Missouri shakeup: reconsidering the power of college football players. Also, a mass repatriation of undocumented immigrants—unrealistic? Last night in the debates the republican front runner said: it worked for Eisenhower…We’ll do a reality check. Also Governor Abbott’s disappointed the only state purchasing more guns than Texas is California…come again? All of those stories and much more on today’s Texas Standard:
The Iran nuclear agreement looks like a done deal, but for a Texan who endured months in captivity, can Tehran be trusted? Plus, you turn on the tap, and the water explodes…as in a ball of fire. We’ll hear about the case that could force a rethink over fracking. And horned frogs and raiders and bears, oh my…first and ten time again—but this year, with controversies swirling more college football fans are holding their noses.
Also, the week in Texas politics, Wagner with a Texas accent, your labor day weekend to do list and lots more on todays Texas Standard: