Central Texas top stories for February 28, 2023. Travis County Sheriff racial profiling report. Austin terrorism prevention grant. Texas Education Agency teacher vacancy report. Bluebonnet season.
Central Texas top stories for January 20, 2023. Pflugerville ISD school closure public comments. Austin Bergstrom TSA record year for gun finds. Williamson County Sheriff racial profiling report. Guinea pig rescue. 3-M Half Marathon traffic update.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the difficult relationship between police officers and the African American communities they serve with A. J. Ali, Chief Executive Office of Eclipse Productions, and director, writer and producer of Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer.
An eleventh-hour walkout at the Texas State Capitol as the legislature prepares for an overtime session. High drama as Texas House democrats break quorum to head off passage of a controversial measure to tighten the state’s election laws. Although the regular session comes to an end, an overtime session is already expected. We’ll look back at what got done, what didn’t and what comes next. Also, A Harris county constables unit in the crosshairs of controversy, we’ll hear why. And 50 years of Asleep at the Wheel: Texas music legend Ray Benson takes a glance in the rear view mirror. All those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and author of Long Hard Road To Truth.
An investigation of more than 16 million traffic citations reveal something very fishy going on with Texas Department of Public Safety stops. Hispanic people being labeled as White? Are Texas Troopers ‘playing games’ with racial profiling data, or is it a computer glitch? And, the FBI’s wants to help teachers identify American students vulnerable to extremism. Also on today’s show – the father of Texas landscapes brings us Bluebonnets, in November. And the University of Texas system taking over 300 acres in Houston. All coming up in today’s Texas Standard: