Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, September 22, 2022.
The lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis
New developments at the top of the show.
Susan Hays’ vision for the Texas agriculture commissioner’s office
Susan Hays is a native Texan, an attorney, and the Democratic candidate for agriculture commissioner this fall. We’ll hear from her in this Q&A today.
The Texas communities benefiting from rural high-speed internet
The Biden administration will spend more than $65 million to build out rural high-speed internet in Texas. Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider says Texas will be one of 20 states to benefit from the investment under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The battle brewing over adobe houses in Marfa
In Marfa, the taxing district’s decision to value adobe homes more highly than other residences has sparked pushback and protest. Texas Monthly writer Sterry Butcher has more.
What’s behind the recent leaks of high-profile video games?
Nearly 100 leaked video clips from Grand Theft Auto VI, a major forthcoming release in the Rockstar Games franchise, have been dumped on the web. Leaks have also hit two other upcoming games (Diablo IV and Assassin’s Creed Mirage). Why is this happening now, and what could it mean for the video game industry? Our tech expert Omar Gallaga is here to help us play through.
Carmen Tafolla goes public with her love of art and artists
There’s a gathering in downtown San Antonio on Friday that’s honoring those whose artwork is everywhere, but who labor in relative obscurity. Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan explains.
Indigenous tribe renews years-long fight to reclaim human remains from UT
For the past six years, the Miakan-Garza Band, a Coahuiltecan Tribe in San Marcos, has been petitioning the University of Texas to return human remains to them for reburial. Two years ago, UT President Jay Hartzell promised the Miakan-Garza he’d jumpstart the process to get them the remains. The promise, they say, remains unfulfilled. KUT’s Riane Roldan reports they’re renewing their fight.
H-E-B blasts into North Texas
The Metroplex’s first H-E-B opened in Frisco yesterday, to huge crowds and massive fanfare. What does the grocer’s entry into the North Texas market mean? Dallas Morning News reporter Maria Halkias was there.
All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Social Media Editor Wells Dunbar with the talk of Texas.