Tornado

Cormac McCarthy’s deep Texas ties

A tornado tore through the Panhandle town of Perryton on Thursday, leaving three dead, scores injured and many without homes – and forecasts say there’s more severe weather on the way.

Native American tribes are celebrating a big win before the Supreme Court in an adoption law case brought by a white foster couple from Texas.

What an expo in El Paso says about an aspect of border security that’s seldom talked about.

Remembering a giant of American novelists, Cormac McCarthy, and his ties to Texas.

And the week in politics with the Texas Tribune.

Feral hogs are a big problem in Houston

It’s spring in Texas, and that means tornadoes. We’ll find out what’s expected this season.

A federal judge has ordered banned books be put back on the shelves in Llano County.

The CBP One App is a lifeline for migrants stuck on the border seeking an appointment to apply for asylum. But many simply cannot connect.

A new hybrid school in Dallas teaches kids remotely part of the week and in person the rest.

And feral hogs are a growing problem across the state – one place they’ve caused trouble recently is Harris County.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 26, 2022

Central Texas top stories for October 26, 2022. Tornado in Jarrell confirmed. Gun buybacks. Travis County broadband. Proposition A. San Marcos library no late fees.

Texas Standard: March 24, 2022

Urgent meetings between President Biden and NATO officials. What’s next in the pushback against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? Other stories we’re tracking: a new Omicron variant sparks new concerns for Texans, as health officials alter their approach in the fight against COVID-19. We’ll have the latest. Also how the pandemic is changing the nursing profession. And Texas’ missing ocelots. Only a hundred or so are believed to be living free in south Texas, but experts are hoping to turn things around. How they plan to do that plus Omar Gallaga on tech dramas taking over video streaming menus and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 22, 2022

Tornados, damaging winds and hail wreak destruction across Texas. Several state agencies still responding to storm damage in north and central Texas and tens of thousands are reported without power. We’ll have the latest on the weather front. Also, the head of investigations for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services resigns as questions mount over allegations of sexual exploitation at a shelter in Bastrop. Plus efforts to secure the return of a Houston native and WNBA star now held in Russia. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 12, 2020

Historic: Vice President Joe Biden picks his own VP. Senator Kamala Harris and the intersection of race and gender in American politics. Also, back to school this year is filled with stress and anxieties for all. A conversation about the challenges in special education during this pandemic. Plus, what is the recovery rate of COVID-19 and can we even really answer that question? And entertainment awards season is just around the corner. It’s usually fancy dresses and red carpets but it will look different this year, many hope in more way than one. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 22, 2019

Huge political news in the Lone Star state as one of the most powerful politicians in Texas government says he won’t seek reelection amid scandal. We’ll have the latest on House speaker Dennis Bonnens decision. Also, the Texas city once hyped as greenest in the nation is now suing to get out of its solar power deal. We’ll have the latest. And ex Baylor coach Art Briles returns to football, in a place even some locals were surprised to find him. Plus, how do so-called red flag gun laws work in real life situations? Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Falling

Summer storms can be quick and devastating. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Standard: December 28, 2018

The border remains the top issue in national politics, but in Texas it’s also a local issue. We’ll hear from a state representative on the latest in her district. Plus, Texas is once again one of the deadliest states for law enforcement officers. We’ll break down the numbers including a disturbing trend involving firearm deaths. And if one Texas lawmaker has his way the severance tax could get a bit of a makeover in the next legislative session. What it is and why you should care. Also, the Texan believed to be the country’s oldest man has died at 112. We’ll take a look back at his life. All of that and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 23, 2018

Setting records statewide as early voting gets underway across Texas. Meanwhile President Trump turns up the volume on immigration as a migrant caravan from Central America makes its way through Mexico to the U.S. border. We’ll have the latest. Also, watch what you wear before you head out to the polls. Why that favorite shirt or cap could land you in trouble with the law. And tornado alley winding its way eastward? Climate experts track a surprising long term weather pattern. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 15, 2018

the US Supreme Court’s decision on sports betting: what are the odds things will change in the Lone Star State? We’ll explore. Also, what’s the best and worst price for gasoline you’ve seen? Tweet us @TexasStandard because this hour we’re exploring the rise to $3 bucks per gallon, and how that could affect us way beyond the pumps. Also, more and more states moving away from hypnosis as a tool in law enforcement. Some officials calling it junk science, though in Texas, in can be a matter of life and death. Lauren McGauhey of the Dallas Morning News explains. And the attempt to hear what your ears can-not. A new idea to combat killer twisters before they strike. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Severe Weather Alerts

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for parts of the state over the weekend. Texans also know to keep there eyes and ears out for anything that could be more severe. That was the inspiration for this week’s poem.

Texas Standard: May 22, 2017

Public money for private education; thought the plan was dead? School savings accounts become an 11th hour battleground, we’ll have the latest. Plus: plunger proof? The so-called Bathroom Bill back on a fast track to become Texas law, we’ll explore. And storms are on track for parts of Texas this week, but when it comes to tornados we’re safer than we might. We’ll hear from a researcher who developed the system. And she was literally the poster girl of the 70’s. Who knew she was a remarkable artist in her own right? Reconsidering Farrah Fawcett. All that and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 6, 2016

How the administration’s plan to re-patriate Central Americans is waking up Texans. This hour, Dilley Texas is once again a hot bed for immigration detention – but THIS time, Central Americans are leaving the country. Also, Why Texas is on the front lines of the war against tropical diseases. And what businesses and politicians have to say about the President’s plan to reframe the gun debate. Plus how one teen’s trip to jail reset her high school priorities. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 5, 2016

She was the first openly gay mayor of any major metro city. Now, Annise Parker tells us what’s next, and what’s off the table. Coming up an unusually candid conversation with the former mayor of Houston also how the energy capitol of the world might weigh in on the presidential race. Also a child sex abuse problem in the military… plus, holiday twisters reveal shoddy construction issues, and how lessons of Waco from 20 years back might be a factor in the Oregon standoff. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

May 27, 2015

More rain today in parts of Texas already drenched, complicating the rescues and recovery from some of the worst flooding in the state’s history.We’ll bring you details on the cleanup in Texas – plus, how a tornado just across the border from Del Rio ravaged a small Mexican community. Also, why foster parents open their homes to children in need. And a federal appeals court sides with Texas in the battle over President Obama’s executive action on immigration.