Cutoff

What’s happening at the Cutoff in East Texas?

As cities grow, so do tensions between state and local officials over policy direction. A bipartisan coalition of 18 big city mayors team up to press state officials over top priorities. What they’re planning and more in our conversation with the mayor of Fort Worth. Also, how transgender youth and their families are gearing up to fight several new proposals in the GOP led Texas legislature. And an update over public access to a beloved east Texas body of water called The Cutoff. Plus rising grocery prices and the SNAP gap for those needing help to get food on the table. These stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 6, 2022

A big Texas county announces a plan to deal with election disinformation. Will it work? We’ll explore. Also an update on a long lake southeast of Dallas used for years by families for fishing and camping. And at the center of a fight over efforts to close it off to the public. Michael Marks with the latest on the cutoff. And like a bolt from the blue, the Europeans tell Apple to lose the lightning charger and embrace USB-C. Omar Gallaga on what this adds up to for the rest of us. And an effort to save an almost forgotten historic cemetery: the legacy of one of Texas’ Freedmen’s settlements. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard: