Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, February 10, 2022.
The death of a 16-year-old migrant in 2019 while in Border Patrol custody was the result of the agency’s inadequate care for sick detainees. That’s according to the findings of a government investigation recently obtained by ProPublica through a public records request. Bob Moore has been reporting on this story for ProPublica and El Paso Matters and he joins us now.
Early voting for the March 1 primaries starts next week, and Republicans and Democrats will choose who represents their party on the ballot in November. But in races around the state where candidates from only one party are running, the primary could decide the winner. One such case is Lubbock’s House District 84. As Texas Tech Public Media’s Sarah Self-Walbrick reports, constituents there will choose a new state rep for the first time in a decade – out of a pool of Republican contenders.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to cut some of the U.S. Postal Service’s expenses – namely, its share of health benefits for retirees. Still, there are plenty of questions about where the post office goes from here. Here to help us with some answers is Christopher W. Shaw, author of “First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat.”
Though not for everyone, the use of crypto assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum continues to grow. Our tech expert Omar Gallaga wrote recently for Wired Magazine that if you’re planning to get into cryptocurrency, your first step should be to get yourself a crypto wallet. He joins us with more today.
Natalie Sideserf is an Austin-based cake artist who specializes in hyper-realistic cakes. Her intricate work earned her a program on the Food Network and guest appearances on baking shows like “Nailed It,” and she regularly showcases new creations on her YouTube channel. As she explains in this show ID the results are amazing – and can be more than a little disturbing
A Texas newsman whose broadcast career spanned six decades died Sunday. Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan has a look back at the life of Gary DeLaune.
It’s been nearly two years since people protesting the deaths of George Floyd and Michael Ramos in police custody filled the streets of downtown Austin. Police officers used “less lethal” munitions like rubber bullets and bean bag rounds to disperse crowds. They injured more than 30 protestors in the process, some critically. Now 18 APD officers could face charges for those injuries caused during the protests. Tony Plohetski, investigative reporter for KVUE and the Austin-American Statesman, brings us the story.
All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Social Media Editor Wells Dunbar with the talk of Texas.