It has the potential to be a landmark case before the nation’s highest court a test of Texas abortions restrictions. Also- a wave of immigrants at the Texas border…who don’t get turned away. But instead, get a welcome to stay as long as they want. We’ll hear what’s happening and why. Gimme a B, gimme an r gimme a U-T-A-L–what does that spell? A Texas sized smackdown in the business of cheerleading uniforms. And why do normally sane Texans lose it behind the wheel? Road rage re-examined. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:
It was an allegation that torpedoed the political career of Texas’ longest serving governor. And now -all charges dropped. Allegations of abuse of power hung over former Governor Rick Perry’s presidential bid. Today Texas highest criminal court tossed the final felony charge. We’ll explore the implications. Also…a ship pulls into a harbor today between Texas and Louisiana—an historic moment for energy? The start of a boondoggle, or both? And Texas going batty in the winter…how the weather’s changing more than just moods.
all that and more on the Texas Standard.
As the US celebrated the big game, North Korea staged a surprise missile launch. Are America’s eyes on the right ball? Also, Victory tomorrow in the Granite State may be important but it pales in comparison to what’s up for grabs in Texas. We’ll hear how the democrats are chasing Texas delegates. And explosions, fires melting roadways, accidental deaths—6000 miles of unregulated pipelines have some asking why so little scrutiny? From Ebola to Zika: what makes Dallas ground zero for US cases? Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:
Trouble right there in Crystal city, with a capital C and that rhymes with B and that stands for… Bribery? The mayor, the city manager, all but one city council member swept up in an epic corruption bust in south Texas…we’ll have details. Also-rethinking DNA: new science could mean a massive number of convictions tossed across Texas -already the top state for exonerations. We’ll explore. The wild west had its rustlers….the outlaws of the new west? Let’s just say they’re slick operators. That story plus, the week in politics and more on the Texas Standard:
We can’t yet call it the great oil blowout of the early 21st century,or can we? A dark announcement from a major Texas company. Also Texas jailhouse deaths have been making headlines here and across the nation…so why is the largest city in Texas cutting jail inspectors? And we’ve all heard that California’s losing tech jobs to Texas…now Californians are hearing about it too…a report that’s rocking Silicon Valley. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:
In the brawl for the Republican nomination in Iowa- influential conservative intellectuals come out swinging against the man standing in the way of Ted Cruz. But will any of this matter for the U-S Senator from Texas? Plus the latest Texas jobs report shows unemployment ticking slightly higher. But if you’re a woman over 50, there are big obstacles to getting a job. And the history behind the The Texas Rangers killing hundreds of Mexican-Americans in the early 20th century. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:
What does the governor of Texas want from Israel? How his visit changed from an economic agenda to a political posture. Governor Greg Abbott restates his opposition to Iran during a one on one with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Another Texan planning for higher office? Also a Texas man freed in the Iran prisoner swap takes Uber home to Houston. Plus creating positive energy from traffic: one researcher says it’s a no brainer and gearing up for a Papal visit less than one month away. Cities on both sides of the Texas Border prepare a Pontiff game plan. Those stories and many more on todays Texas Standard:
Texas set to announce a crack down on 21st century slavery. We’ll meet the woman in charge and why she’s doing it. Also the Houston based head of one of the nation’s most notorious biker gangs convinces a judge he’s no flight risk: why federal officials have set their sights on the Bandidos. And what’s killing the lights over and over outside Houston? A Texas teenager named to Forbes 30 under 30 and his invention inspired by the BP oil spill. Plus the white house promises an out of the ordinary state of the union…how far could they go? Those stories and much more today on the Texas standard:
The Texas trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland has been indicted…for perjury. It was one, simple sentence that got him in trouble. Plus how can you tell if someone is mentally healthy enough to buy and use a gun? Also, we’ll talk about the future of football and yes, virtual reality has a role here too. Plus, what Krispy Kreme and a Texas hospital chain have in common. All packed in to todays Texas Standard:
2015 goes out with a roar as wild and deadly storms seize much of Texas. The latest from the hardest hit areas and what’s next. Epic twisters wreak havoc on North Texas as the snow continues to come down out west… reporters Eric Aasen and Tom Michael will tell us what we’re looking at on this Monday. Also: tips to soften the annual tax blow, plus Lone star clout on capital hill…a professional political observer says it’s growing. And two of the top public radio music pickers in Texas rank the top albums of 2015. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
Congress could be poised to lift a ban on oil exports that’s existed for four decades.
We’ll explore why on today’s Texas Standard.
Coming up: the fruit that’s actually a berry, that’s native to Texas.
And, how about some Texas craft beer to help those bitter berries go down? We’ll sample what some say might be a beer bubble.
Also, we’ll take a look at new rules to prevent concussions — not in football, but soccer.
Plus, the man in charge of Texas schools gives himself a final grade before stepping down.
The shooting in San Bernardino: what’s it really about and what does it say about society? Are you so sure? Coming to conclusions, today on the Texas Standard. As the world follows the So Cal massacre, Texas goes to court against the Obama administration—the issue: Syrian refugees. And states across the nation are watching. Plus inventors: got an idea? Patent it? Then come to Texas to protect it. But where does this leave those who actually bring new ideas to life? The patent troll reconsidered. Also as oil prices drop, crime goes up…in some parts of Texas way up. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:
Ted Cruz wants to be President. Born in the USA? Not exactly. Natural born citizen? Who be the judge? You be. Also- a terrorist army raking in half a billion a year from oil. What’s the best strategy for capping a gusher? A potential vacancy raises the question of whether the NBA’s ready for its first female coach. Chances are very good she’ll be from Texas by the way. And a top legal scholar declares a Judicial emergency in Texas federal courthouses. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:
HERO gets beaten at the ballot box–Houston residents reject a proposed equal rights ordinance. Voters statewide approve billions more for transportation…yet a key lawmaker says it won’t be enough. And the voice of big oil in Texas says more regulation please? Also Alaska, ticking off Texans since 1959…or so goes the bumper sticker. Our commentator says not so fast and he’s just getting started. All those stories and more on todays Texas Standard time:
To BBQ or not to BBQ is that the question? How the new report on meat and carcinogens might actually change public policy. Also- sanctuary city policies will not be tolerated in Texas says Governor Greg Abbot in a letter to Dallas County’s sheriff…we’ll hear about the implications. Plus- losing bets on big oil- it’s not just the energy companies that have taken a hit, but everyday investors who say they were mislead. That story and it’s not just your imagination…the political ads that are following you. All those stories and more on todays Texas Standard:
George P. Bush- his day job is Texas Land Commissioner…or is it? All his time away from the office is raising questions and some eyebrows. Also, the easy jokes about glasses and his big oops moment may obscure a larger story rick perry’s failed campaign. Also, at one time, oil was as high as 120 dollars a barrel. Analysts now warn it could slide to just 20…if wall streets worried, what about main streets across Texas? And a Texas city tries to fill the job of top cop amid a national conversation about race and police power…those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
The Syrian connection…refugees find new homes deep in the heart of you know where as Washington rejiggers its strategy. Also- a former disgruntled employee returns with a gun…what would you do? In the wake of recent headlines, TX workplaces reconsider their options. Plus the Saudi’s gambled and Texas won—that declaration from the Texas comptroller. And are the two pro soccer teams in Texas worth nine figures each?
On today’s show the future of women in combat. And, in the land of the oil bust, the repo man looms large. Plus, Houston gets its first electronic flash flood gates. And, what’s it like moving 600 hospital patients, across a sky bridge over a busy street in Dallas. All those stories and more on the national daily news show of Texas:
He’s riding a surge of support causing consternation in Hillary Clinton’s camp. But can Bernie Sanders sell his message to Texans? Coming up Hundreds of skeletal remains, but whose? How did they die? Who’s responsible? Mass Graves in South Texas, and lots of buried questions. Also the oil downturn hits the pulpit with more than a dozen layoffs at a singe church. Plus a public flap over a private flag display..and lots more…check your watches it’s Texas Standard time and we’re coming up on one minute past the hour.
Disaster recovery teams are activated and millions brace for more rain and Bill takes aim on Texas. We’re on top of the big story today as a tropical storm makes landfall…sparking concerns of flooding from Corpus to Houston, Austin and Northeast Texas… Also The Supreme Court decides not to second guess a North Carolina abortion law…and why some think that could affect abortion laws in Texas. And, Is the cycle of boom and bust —busted? Why oil and gas may no longer be a distinguishing factor in the story of the Texas economy.