Memorial Day

Reviewing this session of the Texas Legislature

For the first time in Texas history, the House voted to impeach the state’s highest law enforcement official, setting the stage for a trial in the Senate for Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The drama comes as the Texas Legislature gets set to end its 88th session today. But already, with some of the Gov. Greg Abbott’s top priorities still unfinished, there’s plenty of reason to think we’ll be going into overtime.

Memorial Day travel in Texas is back to pre-pandemic levels – a harbinger of summer?

Also, a big change could be coming for those registering a motor vehicle in Texas.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 29, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 29, 2023. Updates on the impeachment of AG Ken Paxton. Memorial Day events across central Texas. Final days for bills to pass the Texas legislator.

 

Texas Standard: May 30, 2022

We’re revisiting a special program: “Overlooked No More: How Asian Texans Shape the State.” We’ll begin with a brand-new conversation examining the growth of Asian communities in Texas and their voting power. And we’ll travel back to the 1870’s, the time the U.S. Census first counted people from China. Plus we’ll meet a group of Chinese people who made their home in Texas via Mexico.
Then we’ll stay on the border where a vibrant Filipino community settled. We’ll also ask whether it’s time to re-evaluate the holidays we give students off in the school calendar. And we’ll enjoy a little K-pop and explore its ties to activism. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 27, 2022

In the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting, law enforcement facing many questions about whether they moved quickly enough. The grief among many families in Uvalde now compounded by anger over why it seemed to take so long to stop the gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb elementary. Investigative reporter Tony Plohetski with the growing demand for answers about the timeline. Also a new report on domestic gun violence, the correlations with age and gender, and what data points to when it comes to policy solutions. Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 28, 2018

People who’ve illegally immigrated to the United States with underage minors are being separated from their children. What’s happening to those kids? Over the weekend reports have spread that some 15 hundred kids seized by border agents are now lost, but is that story true? What’s happened to those kids? We’ll hear what’s behind the story. And states of emergency declared along the gulf coast, welcome to hurricane season 2018. And are others tracking your travels by tapping into your cellphone data? What one privacy expert says is a bigger scandal than Cambridge Analytica. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

May 25, 2015

Record breaking rainfall drives Texans from their homes, flooding out roadways triggering twisters and prompting new warnings. The final days of the 84, what Texas lawmakers face in the homestretch. Growing concerns about abuse in foster care, songwriting with soldiers, and some grilling tips for Memorial Day.

Texas Road Trip!

Millions of Texans are hitting the roads this weekend for Memorial Day. Soon, it’ll be time for the Texas road trip – you know, where you drive ten hours and are STILL in Texas! That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Sean Petrie.