Texas Standard for February 9, 2017

It’s as old as the republic itself. Now two Texas lawmakers – a Republican and a Democrat – want to end what some call “policing for profit.” And: A deadly fertilizer plant explosion put the tiny Texas town of West on the national map and chemical safety back in the spotlight. Now, some fear a rollback in efforts to prevent another incident like the one in West. Also: The Big 12 wants answers from Baylor and millions of dollars are now at stake. We’ll tell you why. Plus: To many, they are the invisibles, but who are the homeless in Texas? One city finds answers by looking to its past. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardFebruary 9, 2017 12:03 pm