Central Texas top stories for November 30, 2023. Drought maps. Zoning incentives for emergency services. Leander election harassment case. Pecan Gardens. Free sexual health services. Leander ISD school chaplains meeting. Holiday lights for neglected children.
Central Texas top stories for October 19, 2023. Land rule changes to improve childcare access. Austin City Council weighs in on I-35 expansion. Potential airport name change. Austin city manager search firm confirmed. Gas prices.
Central Texas top stories for October 19, 2023. Cruise self-driving cars under investigation. Child care center affordability. Biden-Harris campaign bus settlement. Hays County eclipse tourism.
(Episode 6) Austin last re-wrote its land development code in 1984. Sounds boring, right? Well, that rewrite made it harder to build denser forms of housing. We explore the history of zoning in Austin and the opposition to changing the rules today, which could make the biggest difference in fixing Austin’s affordability crisis.
A crack in the governor’s crackdown on inspections of commercial border traffic. But the supply chain likely to remain tangled. We’ll have details. Also three top staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo indicted in a contract award scandal. Why and what it might mean for a politician considered to be a rising star among Texas democrats. And a Texas university told it cannot charge out of state students more for tuition than undocumented students. What the decision could mean for colleges and universities statewide. Plus a case 75 years ago that shook the separate but equal status quo in Texas and beyond. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
in Houston, 65 percent of the city is within a mile of a toxic emitter. The impact’s not just environmental, but economic, we’ll explore. Also something has to change long term after the Sandra Bland case, at least that’s what some Texas lawmakers are talking about this week…but how, and how much? Plus there are shelters across the state for survivors of domestic violence—now comes an expansion to fill what may not be an obvious gap…a gender gap. And a claim made right on this broadcast: that Texas has lost more law enforcement officers in the line of duty than any other state in the nation. Is that true? We’ll do the numbers. All that and so much more today on the Texas Standard: