Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Monday, June 14, 2021.
A 25-year-old man has died of injuries he suffered during a mass shooting early Saturday on Austin’s famous Sixth Street. Thirteen others were wounded in the gunfire outside a bar on the crowded street. One suspect is in custody, and another is being sought by authorities. KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports.
Texas is close to establishing an office akin to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as state lawmakers describe it. What exactly does that mean? What would a “Texas CDC” look like and how will partners be involved in establishing this? Today, we’re looking to Eric Boerwinkle, dean of the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health in Houston, for some answers.
Many adults who cross into Texas from Mexico are being detained and deported, but some families are being released into the U.S. by immigration officials. And they’re not all from Central America: the number of Haitian migrants making their way to the U.S. is on the rise. Elizabeth Trovall spoke to some Haitian families who are staying at a new shelter in north Houston.
Advocates say more members of Congress should reach out to Black and Latino high school students and make them aware of opportunities at elite military schools. From the American Homefront project, Desiree D’Iorio has more.
COVID-19 upset a wide range of industries. In the U.S., we’re starting to see companies bounce back. The oil industry just hit its third week in a row for record highs. Good news? Well, that depends. For more we’re talking with Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData.
Chyna Robinson On ‘No Ordinary Love’
North Texas writer/director Chyna Robinson is about to release her first feature film to the world. “No Ordinary Love” is a romantic thriller that explores intimate partner violence and spiritual abuse. Robinson says it was important to her to begin to answer the question, “why doesn’t she just leave?”
Last May, the Alpine Cowboys were forced to cancel their 2020 season due to COVID-19. Because of lockdowns across rival team’s states, the team was unable to travel. Now a year later, the Cowboys are taking Kokernot Field again. And as Marfa Public Radio’s Bárbara Anguiano reports, fans packed the stadium last week, eager for the return of baseball and to take a swing at normalcy.
Gov. Greg Abbott is talking about a Texas border wall. Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of The Texas Tribune, has been giving a lot of thought as to why. One hint: there’s an election coming up. We’ll hear more today.
All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Social Media Editor Wells Dunbar with the talk of Texas.