Texas Standard For August 14, 2020

A new bill coming before Texas lawmakers next year addresses police action and accountability – it’s called the George Floyd Act; we’ll have the latest. And: A Texas federal prison has more COVID-19-positive inmates than any other facility in the country. What’s being done about it? Also: What are you still wondering about the coronavirus? We put your questions to a doctor. Plus: What Kamala Harris said about Texas during this election season before she became the VP nominee. And: 50 years later, why it’s still worth remembering a long-gone Austin music venue. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardAugust 14, 2020 9:31 am

Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Friday August 14, 2020. Listen on your Texas public radio station, or ask your smart speaker to play Texas Standard.

Texas Legislators Propose George Floyd Act

Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus unveiled a police reform bill on Thursday they’re calling the George Floyd Act. State Rep. Garnet Coleman of Houston tells us more.

Federal Prison Outbreak

Federal prisons are struggling to control coronavirus outbreaks. And here in Texas, one prison has more COVID-positive inmates than any other facility in the country.

Dallas School Bond

Thursday night, the Dallas School Board approved the largest bond proposal in Texas history.

Latinos and the Census

Texas Latinos have experienced massive population growth in the last decade. But those communities are poised to be significantly undercounted in this year’s census.

Ask a Doctor

Each week we ask Dr. Fred Campbell your coronavirus questions.

Bilingual Children’s Book

Masks are essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19. But at the beginning of the pandemic, a Denton couple had a hard time convincing their daughter to wear one. It inspired them to write a bilingual children’s book.

50th Anniversary of Austin’s Armadillo World Headquarters

The venue credited with putting Austin on the music map opened 50 years ago. And it closed a scant 10 years later.

Our sister station, KUTX celebrates The Armadillo with a one-hour documentary and a podcast.

Typewriter Rodeo: Willie is Always Right

This Week in Texas Politics, with the Texas Tribune

All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Social Media Editor Wells Dunbar with the talk of Texas.  

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