Central Texas top stories for October 19, 2022. Austin City Council candidates forum. Widening MLK bridge. Excessive force suit against APD. Rising Austin airfares. Home heating safety. Longhorns volleyball.
Manslaughter indictments in the 2019 death of a Black motorist raising issues about the role of reality TV on policing, and the abuse of police power. Investigative reporter Tony Plohetski with details. Also, debunking myths about migrant children and teens being held in Texas, a Politifact check of claims about what’s happening at the border, the ripple effects of this year’s Suez bottleneck half a world away in the Lone Star State. Those stories and more coming up today on the Texas Standard:
A pre dawn raid in a village north of Paris. As France cracks down, many Texans remain dubious about resettled Syrian refugees. And complaints about excessive force by police. One major city says they’re down. But does the explanation add up? Also: rethinking a one term presidency: a conversation with author Jon Meacham on the odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. Plus: 50 years after the start of a battle that changed the course of history, a Texas eyewitness remembers. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard: