Central Texas top stories for February 16, 2023. City Manager last day today. Austin City Council police agreement. ACC Lineworker program discount. Leander City Council considering expanding storm debris removal. Texas State Teachers Association on “school choice” vouchers. San Marcos State of the State potluck. Creative Space Assistance Program.
State of the State
It was billed as a State of the State address. But a closer reading might reveal the not-to-subtle start of a new campaign season in Texas. We’ll break down governor Greg Abbott’s 5 emergency items. Also the latest on bottlenecks in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the Lone Star State. And rural Texas, disconnected? A state lawmaker warns funding cuts could cut off internet and phone service for many sparsely populated parts of Texas. Plus a new opening for transmigrantes and how that could create new opportunities and new dangers at the border. Those stories and more today on the Texas standard:
What is the state of the state of Texas? The Governor lays out his plans for the legislature in a statewide address. We’ll have a preview. Also, could senator Ted Cruz get disbarred? A push by his critics following the January 6th riots at the capitol. And what do do with an unwanted byproduct of Texas’ wind power industry. Also, you’ve heard of crypto currency. What about crypto-art? We’ll hear about the Texas choral group betting big on blockchain. And the Houston doctor and conservative activist who’s been making political waves in Texas since the 80’s: just who is Steven Hotze? Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
The State of the State and the State of the Union: after speeches by Governor Abbott and President Trump, what happens next? Governor Abbott issues what he calls emergency items for Texas lawmakers and President Trump calls for unity but presses for a hard line on the border, we’ll take a closer look. Also a maquiladora walkout ends with a surprise victory for labor, and a democrat seeking the White House says paychecks aren’t keeping up with inflation: a Politifact check and more today on the Texas Standard: