Texas Standard for May 16, 2017

Spy satellite photos made public, plus a disturbing allegation against Syria that raises the specter of war crimes. We’ll explore. And: Reporting on the border has always been a challenge, but now it’s deadlier than ever, and some fear a shadow of silence spreading over Mexico. We’ll explain. Also: Texas is set to become the first state to test a new policy permitting states to withhold funds from groups like Planned Parenthood. Plus: Police seizures of personal assets – cars, money, you name it – without proving any underlying crime. There’s a new push in Texas to end what critics call highway robbery. And: How do you lose 46 million dollars? A newspaper helps Texas’ biggest city find lost money. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardMay 16, 2017 11:23 am