A pandemic. Changes to voting locations. Expectations for huge turnout. All of these factors are wildcards for the 2020 election.
One day before the deadline to register to vote, Texans set records signing up but thousands who think they’re registered may not be. Plus, an update on families separated at the border: what’s the state of the reunion? Active duty: breastfeeding challenges for military moms. Also, Mattress FIRM? Soft numbers lead to a hard landing for a ubiquitous Texas based retailer billions in debt. And the cult of the machine: a Dallas museum shows how our fascination and fears about the scientific age reshaped our landscape. All that and more, today on the Texas Standard.
A relative handful of Texans will have the chance to amend the constitution today. 7 reasons you may want to be among them. And health care and the disappearing option: why are some cancer patients getting hit especially hard? Also- a supreme court test for parental rights. Must Texas homeschoolers have to teach to a certain state approved standard? And a court challenge of another sort, as a second WNBA team lands in Texas, promising more than the usual Lone Star swagger…All of those stories and many more on todays Texas Standard: