Day 21 of a government shutdown. The end in sight? Short answer, no. But a freshman congressman from Texas remains optimistic. We’ll hear why. Also, you wanna build that wall Mr.Trump? Texas will get ‘er done. That appeared to be the message from Lt. Gov Dan Patrick when the president visited south Texas yesterday. Was that a serious suggestion? If so who pays for that and with what exactly? We’ll take a closer look. And a new space race of sorts: now its quantum computing. Plus the week in Texas politics and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces millions in grants to address school safety concerns after a recent shooting, but what about mental health? We’ll take a look at the details. Also, Texas headlines have been dominated by the upcoming one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. But Harris County voters seem unmotivated to make a trip to the polls to vote on future flood prevention plans. We’ll look at why. And the smallest shrimpers on the Texas Gulf coast may have taken the biggest hit from Harvey. We’ll hear their stories. Also, what was your most uncertain moment during the storm? That’s the question we asked Texans. Plus a top tier college football coach briefly sidelined. What it says about the state of sports leadership. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
An Austin creek is home to a wild population of platyfish, known worldwide as colorful, affordable pet-store species.
But they jumped the tank as early as 2004.
Nine Democrats are on the primary ballot for Texas Governor. We’ll introduce you to a handful of those hoping to replace Greg Abbott. Plus a new study reveals that Texans are some of the worst in the country when it comes to voter turnout. We’ll try to answer why. Also, the flu season isn’t over yet but Texas schools hope the worst of it is gone. We’ll check in with a superintendent who shut down his district because of the flu. And the official shape of February must be the heart: unraveling the mysteries this organ still presents to doctors. Plus understanding the all-female species of fish named for the Amazon that lives only on the Texas/Mexico border. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Some people don’t pick up on social cues, which can lead to tragedy. We’ll meet a mother who’s changing how Texas police interact with kids like her own. Plus In south Texas, there’s a huge fishing spot for many who have difficulty putting food on the table, but the fish are toxic. What’s being done to protect the locals and what isn’t. Also a 10 thousand dollar prize for the best idea to improve Texas schools, The Rather prize, we have the name of the winner and one of the prize cofounders –a certain Dan Rather. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard: