It’s a new rule designed to answer concerns about sex abuse in the Catholic church, although some victims say it’s nowhere near enough. We’ll have the latest. And do you remember acid rain? Problems in the Permian with a new warning from a national environmental group says recent reports by the energy industry itself indicate dangerous and illegal amounts of sulphur dioxide in west Texas, we’ll take a look. And so so-called good samaritans at the border with Mexico arrested. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
So Texas, anything important happen over the weekend? Only what could be a tech tonic shift in politics and the constitution. How the passing of Antonin Scalia affects some of the most profound issues facing the nation, including three big cases from Texas. Also a south Texas boom town gone bust: how an entire city imploded with the drop in the price of oil. And the Texas woman who some say is singlehandedly fixing what’s wrong in country music. Calling things like she sees it. All that and 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:
As the Supreme Court meets today to review new cases, eyes are turning to a challenge of Texas abortion restrictions. The possibilities today on the Texas Standard.
With a nationwide shortage of a death penalty drug: a lawsuit claims Texas is selling to other states. We’ll explore.
During the Pope’s US visit, did you notice the Texas accent in Vatican’s online voice? We’ll hear who was really behind the Pope’s social media presence.
Wanted: one person to help lure a butterfly back to Texas. Salary negotiable. We’ll explore the qualifications.
A surprise exit by one of the most powerful figures on Capitol Hill and the implications for the fastest growing state in the nation, today on the Texas Standard.
What more do we know about the fate of Mexico’s 43 students who disappeared exactly one year ago?
Also, as the Pope calls for a more compassionate border policy, some warn the US is worried about the wrong border.
And we’ll meet the astronaut set to spend more time in space than any other Texan. All that and much more- ready for liftoff…3,2,1- it’s Texas Standard time.
The Pope’s message to Washington, did a woman in McAllen get a face to face preview weeks ago? We’ll talk with her today on the Texas Standard.
Fasten your seat belts- we’ve all heard the message, but many choose to pay no mind–even when it comes to kids. As tragedies mount, some wonder if resistance is cultural.
Also, the Volkswagen scandal- does it undercut consumer confidence in technology?
And the hit on the football referee–who’s more to blame, the kids, the coach, the school…or football as we know it?
A Texas woman arrested for espionage in China, just hours before a US visit by China’s President. Is there a connection? That story today on the Texas Standard.
Could the Papal visit be a factor in a Texas capitol murder sentence? Also head injuries in high school football- the law says no play until a doctors okay. But what are players really getting? And the price of saying bye bye to Fido and friends…
Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard.
Pope Francis won’t be coming anywhere near South Texas, but his visit this week strikes close to home for many. Also, what’s the lowest price for gas you saw all weekend? And Is it time to lift the seventies era ban on US oil exports? And a 17 minute lost recording rediscovered in Texas -reminiscences of an African American slave in her own voice. Plus blowback over millions in bonuses for some state workers…those stories and much more on today’s edition of the Texas Standard