Central Texas top stories for September 12, 2023. Ken Paxton trial focuses on alleged mistress. Austin EMS approves new contract. Austin spent over 30 million dollars on police overtime in the last year.
Just in time for the holidays a federal court in Texas puts the brakes on a law expanding overtime to millions of workers. Plus you’ve heard about the protests in the Dakotas, but what about the science? Are the pipelines really that much of a threat to the water? We’ll explore. And deadlier than the top forms of cancer combined: efforts underway to reduce the number of medical mistakes. Plus a prominent politician says that in Texas, more money is spent keeping a person in prison than in educating a student. Is that fact? Also, planning a camping trip out in west Texas? Just so you know: the Big Bend bears are back. All that and more on today’s Texas Standard:
Emergency pay or a golden parachute? What was supposed to be a benefit faces new scrutiny amid allegations of abuse. Also You know that shaking going on around shale sites? New research suggests its been going on a whole lot longer than anyone realizes. That story plus small businesses going into overtime…what new rules mean for who gets time and a half. And living on the edge of prosperity…the foods may be whole-some…but not if you can’t afford it. A trek into a Texas food desert. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard: