Central Texas top stories for September 28, 2022. Ozone action day. Naloxone distribution. COVID-19 vaccine education. Mental health for Latinos community forum. Hutto ISD ERI meeting.
Central Texas top stories for August 31, 2022. Travis County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program. Delay for new social studies curriculum standards. Urban flooding. Williamson County budget. MetroRail suspension Labor Day weekend. Austin FC vs. Portland Timbers.
As more teachers quit, those who remain are taking on more students and more responsibilities; a survey suggests a new Texas public school crisis in the making. Also, efforts to ban certain books from school libraries and how what’s been happening in Hood County may be a harbinger of what’s ahead. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
The third and perhaps final special session of the 87th Legislative is over. So who won and lost? An analysis going beyond the party players- today on the Standard. There’s been a lot of concern among Democrats about weakening numbers in the Rio Grande Valley. But there’s another argument that it might not matter so much in the end when it comes to election results. And there’s some evidence that not taking full advantage of redistricting power has weakened Democratic power across the country. We’ll break it down. Meanwhile, staff vaccination rates at Texas nursing homes are not moving up much despite a looming federal mandate. That’s a Texas Standard special report. Plus, we’ll get up close with the mighty peregrine falcon.