As El Paso struggled to shelter rising numbers of migrants, did the White House scuttle the city’s plans to declare a state of emergency? We’ll take a closer look. Also with days before early voting, a race in San Antonio that has debates about policing in the spotlight. And Texas new abortion ban changing the conversation for people who are dating. Plus new research on deaths attributed to intimate partner violence in Texas. And some Texas ranch owners make an unusual discovery, not on their property but under it. Also the biggest birthday boy in Texas turns 70, a Politifact check and much more today on the Texas Standard:
The pandemic has affected the way we celebrate events and holidays. This Typewriter Rodeo poem imagines what might be possible if the limitations of COVID-19 were not in the way.
Too dangerous. That’s the basic message from a Texas university now banning study abroad travel to a European country. Details on the Texas Standard. Also the influential role of the Texas State Board of Education… or maybe it’s not so influential. Plus… how something simple could help more shelter pets across the state find homes. Dating the cousins of your high school friends… or the high school friends of your cousins… the challenges of rural love life… even with modern technology. And it’s Friday!! That means it’s time for the Typewriter Rodeo and a wild week in Texas politics… on Today’s Texas Standard: