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‘The Long Game’ highlights the drive behind Mexican American golf trailblazers

Senate Bill 8 would provide education savings accounts of $8,000 that some Texas students could access to switch from public to private school. We’ll have the latest on the bill moving through the Legislature.

Also at the Legislature: Lawmakers might be messing with Austin once again, this time on a particularly touchy subject in the capital city – its land code.

Plus, the new film “The Long Game” highlights the 1950s story of four Mexican American teens in Del Rio who fought discrimination to become state golf champions.

Texas Standard: October 13, 2022

The Biden Administration announces a plan to offer thousands of Venezuelans a legal path into the United States. Policy and politics factor into the Biden Administration’s announcement for a humanitarian parole program for Venezuelan migrants, we’ll hear more. Also, Texas parks close in on a tipping point with record numbers of visitors. So whats next? Our conversation with the person picked to take over as head of Texas Parks and Wildlife. And country singer Margo Price and her memoir on creative challenges, motherhood, and making it in a male dominated industry. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 18, 2018

It started with a few hundred headed for the U.S. border, now 4 thousand strong: the Honduran caravan en route for the U.S. border, we’ll have the latest. Also, days away from the start of early voting, and a once reliably Republican congressional district now one of the most closely watched of the election season. Why the Texas 32nd matters. And they’re the fastest growing demographic in Texas and politicians are eager to court them. But how much do the political parties really understand about what makes young Latinos and Latinas tick? A new survey offers some answers. All that and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 6, 2017

Mr. Obama told his successor it would be the most urgent problem he would confront. Hint: it doesn’t involve wiretaps. Should the Trump administration take out North Korea’s weapons capability, and if so how? In the wake of a new wave of rocket launches, UT’s Jeremy Suri joins us to consider the options. Also winter wildfires in the panhandle…what west Texans need to do now to stay on top of a critical situation. Plus remember the Alamo? Remember what they were planning to do with it? As the bottom line for a massive restoration project grows, so does a question: how to pay for it. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 19, 2016

Emergency pay or a golden parachute? What was supposed to be a benefit faces new scrutiny amid allegations of abuse. Also You know that shaking going on around shale sites? New research suggests its been going on a whole lot longer than anyone realizes. That story plus small businesses going into overtime…what new rules mean for who gets time and a half. And living on the edge of prosperity…the foods may be whole-some…but not if you can’t afford it. A trek into a Texas food desert. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard: