The midterms now just hours away. In Texas: 5 things to watch for as the returns come in Tuesday night. Although the battle for governor is at the top of the ballot, some say it’s the number two position that wields the most power at the Texas Capitol. We’ll take a close up on the Lt. Governor’s race. Also a focus on a contest for a congressional seat in North Texas held for decades by the same Democratic congresswoman. And families from Uvalde making a final pre-election day push. And how some schools will be closing on election day out of concerns over safety. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
Daily morning news update from the KUT newsroom. Hot weather and a potential energy shortfall. Round Rock ISD board election.
As more teachers quit, those who remain are taking on more students and more responsibilities; a survey suggests a new Texas public school crisis in the making. Also, efforts to ban certain books from school libraries and how what’s been happening in Hood County may be a harbinger of what’s ahead. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
Overflow capacity at a Fort Worth school board meeting and a debate over bathrooms and gender identity. We’ll explore. Also he’s an army vet who’s earned a burial at Arlington if there’s room…but while he’s alive, he’s not allowed to step foot in the US. We’ll speak with him, and hear about the many others just like him. And flooded and flipped—why that car you’ve got your eyes on may have a nasty story to tell…buyer beware. Plus how a game in Dallas tonight could make Texas sports history with a little puck. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard: