Multiple sources tell The Texas Tribune Governor Greg Abbott is exerting unprecedented control over who will lead the state’s power grid. Locked in a potentially tight reelection race and facing criticism over the grid’s 2021 collapse, we hear how the governor has put a stranglehold on the search for the operator’s CEO search. Plus the Biden Administration announced earlier this week it’s ending the controversial “Remain in Mexico,” program. What it means for migrants awaiting asylum hearings. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:
As a Category 4 hurricane bears down on the Florida panhandle, parts of Texas Hill Country try to recover from flash flooding. Also, after family separations at the border, a new concern grows: an AP investigation finds deported parents in danger of losing kids to U.S. adoption. Plus, do student athletes have a fundamental right to be protected from concussions? We’ll hear of a closely watched civil rights lawsuit filed by parents of an injured player. And a claim from the campaign trail: is marijuana really legal in most states? We run it by Politifact. All that and more, today on the Texas Standard.
One day before the deadline to register to vote, Texans set records signing up but thousands who think they’re registered may not be. Plus, an update on families separated at the border: what’s the state of the reunion? Active duty: breastfeeding challenges for military moms. Also, Mattress FIRM? Soft numbers lead to a hard landing for a ubiquitous Texas based retailer billions in debt. And the cult of the machine: a Dallas museum shows how our fascination and fears about the scientific age reshaped our landscape. All that and more, today on the Texas Standard.