State Fair

Texas Standard: October 19, 2022

As El Paso struggled to shelter rising numbers of migrants, did the White House scuttle the city’s plans to declare a state of emergency? We’ll take a closer look. Also with days before early voting, a race in San Antonio that has debates about policing in the spotlight. And Texas new abortion ban changing the conversation for people who are dating. Plus new research on deaths attributed to intimate partner violence in Texas. And some Texas ranch owners make an unusual discovery, not on their property but under it. Also the biggest birthday boy in Texas turns 70, a Politifact check and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 12, 2022

After the shooting at Robb Elementary, Uvalde came together. Now, concerns that Uvalde’s becoming a town divided by tragedy. Coming up, our conversation with the mother of a 10 year old killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary and her concerns that as questions continue to swirl around accountability and gun violence, some in the community just want to move on. Also the biggest grant in the history of the university of North Texas leads to potentially groundbreaking research on Alzheimers. And a Politifact check of claims by a Texas congressman about immigrants from Venezuela. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 15, 2021

A likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court as the 5th Circuit reaffirms a decision to let Texas’ near total abortion ban remain in effect. Other stories we are tracking: in the final days of a third special session, the Texas House green lights a bill that would force transgender Texas youth to play on public school sports teams that align with their sex assigned at birth. Also, why supply chains have become a big worry for everyday Texans. And a horror film with a message steeped in the Mexican American experience. We’ll meet the star who hails from the Rio Grande Valley. Plus the week in politics and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 18, 2019

This time it seems it’s for real: the Energy secretary caught up in an impeachment inquiry, is coming home to Texas. We’ll have the latest on the return of Rick Perry. Other stories were tracking: Fort Worth is the biggest city in Texas without a police oversight board. After last weekend’s police shooting of a resident lawfully in her own home, people are asking if greater oversight would it have made a difference. Plus the week that was in politics with the Texas tribune and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: September 30, 2016

A Texas Democrat has a plan for next years ninth grade curriculum: a class on how to behave when stopped by police, we’ll explore. Also peace by plebiscite: what an historic vote this weekend could mean for Columbia and for Texas. Also disappearing dance halls: why communities are trying to get the few remaining back on their feet. And the untold story of an onboard emergency moments before man first landed on the moon. Today, we’ll remember the man at mission control who made a crucial call that changed history. Plus the week in politics and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 31, 2016

Texas police shootings: we’ll explore what we know about how often cops fire their weapons and what the consequences are. Plus more Central American kids making their way to Texas to escape atrocities. We’ll introduce you to some who are arriving legally. And bustling this time of year but otherwise vacant parking lots and under-used buildings. A look at what could be ahead for the Texas State fairgrounds. Plus what understanding the cause of death of one of our early human ancestors tells us about her life. And is campus carry really keeping people away from Texas public universities? Those stories and more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas State Fair

The Texas State Fair kicks off this weekend in Dallas, which inspired Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie for this week’s poem.

Texas Standard: August 18, 2015

Smokey bacon margaritas, deep fried alligator and fried carrot cake rolls: It can only mean one thing – the State Fair of Texas is returning. Plus: It’s almost back-to-school time for students at Prairie View A&M – the school Sandra Bland attended, and had landed a job at when she was arrested. We’ll check with the university. And: What’s olive oil sound like with a Texas accent? All of that and much more, on todays Texas Standard.