There’s a new challenge to Texas’ six-week abortion ban, this time helmed by former state Sen. Wendy Davis. It’s not the first time the constitutionality of the Texas law has been challenged, but it takes a different legal approach; here with the details is Joanna Grossman, law professor and endowed chair at Southern Methodist University.
Ever since the Defense Department’s background check system failed to prevent the Sutherland Springs mass shooter from purchasing his weapon, the military has strengthened its reporting process. Still, advocates say it needs to do more to prevent violent service members and veterans from owning guns. Texas Public Radio’s Carson Frame has more for the American Homefront Project.
An order from a Florida judge has ended federal mask requirements on public transit across the county: airplanes, trains, buses. As the Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán reports, the updated policy has been received with mixed emotions in the state.
The iconic DeLorean – immortalized in “Back to the Future” – is set to return in Bexar County. Amid promises of incentives and tax breaks, production of an electric version of the space age auto is set to commence in the San Antonio region. Michelene Maynard, contributing columnist to the Washington Post, brings us more.
It wasn’t that long ago that television was seen as less prestigious or glamorous compared to film. That changed with the help of shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” Now, with the proliferation of streaming platforms and popularity of limited series, the TV scene has changed again. Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson love TV in all its forms. They’re founders and co-executive directors of the ATX TV Festival, which is launching its 11th season. They join us to talk about the TV landscape and make a few recommendations.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine almost two months created supply chain issues across most markets and resources. That includes Texas’ craft beer industry. Houston Public Media’s Haya Panjwani spoke to a local Houston brewery, which may have to make some tough choices if these trends continue.
For many, baseball defines the summer. While it’s a spectator sport for most adults, commentator W.F. Strong looks back on his days on the diamond as a kid as his first introduction to teams, coaches, winning and losing.
Conservative pundit Nick Adams claims the Biden administration is giving away free smartphones to immigrants – and that doing so is an impeachable offense. Is that a fact? Nusaiba Mizan with PolitiFact Texas, based at the Austin American-Statesman, comes through with a fact check.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.