Texas Standard For August 9, 2017

Should women be required to buy separate insurance for abortions? The Texas lawmakers behind the emotional debate explain their positions. And: The ballot measure never said anything about ‘sports.’ That’s the argument attorneys for a historic El Paso neighborhood are making to fight a proposed activity center. Also: Crude exports from the Permian Basin are injecting new life into the Port of Corpus Christi, where the economy took a hit during the energy downturn. Plus: The misuse and addiction of opioids kill as many as 100 Americans every day. There’s a new task force in San Antonio to combat the crisis. And: A research team at Texas A&M is working to keep the lights on across the state. A look at the vulnerability of the power grid. That’s all ahead on The Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardAugust 9, 2017 11:56 am