Central Texas top stories for July 19, 2022. Record high temps today for Central Texas. Austin ends partnership with Front Steps, the nonprofit that manages the downtown shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Teacher vacancies are up across the state. Solar roofing company building a facility in Georgetown. Addressing light pollution in Texas.
Zero hour in one of the most contentious confirmation battles in American history as the Senate moves on the Kavanaugh nomination. Plus, one school official calls it the thermonuclear option: mass closing of schools under consideration in Dallas. Also, communication breakdown: a quarter century after the dot-com revolution, rural Texas is still waiting for reliable internet. And with the Red River showdown set for Saturday, we remember a game of gridiron chicanery the Longhorns might sooner forget. Plus, the week in Texas politics and a whole lot more… today on the Texas Standard.
A failure to communicate: the air force says it failed to pass along information that might have foiled the Sutherland springs shooter. As the world finally learns more about the people killed and injured in Southerland Springs on Sunday. Also what happens next for the community? This hour, we’ll hear from the leader of another Texas church also shattered by a mass shooting almost 20 years ago. And it’s election day across Texas. At stake, billions of dollars for Texas schools. But are Texans paying attention? And why the 2004 attack on Sadr city resonates to this day. Martha Raddatz on the series the long road home. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
Governor Abbott goes hat in hand to capitol hill asking for billions in Harvey relief. What’s he brining back? We’ll have the latest. Also, you’ve heard about players not standing for the anthem at football games? Two high school students in Houston, both 17, refuse to participate in the pledge of allegiance. They say they’re being harassed at school because of it and now, there’s a federal case, we’ll hear about it. And why the selection of a Texan to the EPA science board has lots of environmentalists alarmed. Plus, a start up for startups, and the Japanese American soldiers who became Texas heroes. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard: