Texas Standard For August 18, 2020

Sisters in Texas, brothers in Texas! Today we commemorate and reflect on 100 years of women voters and we do it on the Standard.Voting by mail and some challenges facing Texans.And: How the army helps Texans fight against COVID-19. Also: One scientist who’s painting a more accurate picture of the past and future spread of the virus. Also: Is it possible to have it all at 15? Including a book deal? A Texas story that is sweeter than honey. Plus: We lay a virtual wreath at the feet of the graves of the suffragettes. Wear a white dress – this is the Texas Standard:

August 18, 2020 9:37 am

Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Listen on your Texas public radio station, or ask your smart speaker to play Texas Standard.

USPS Concerns in Texas

An important tool used to exercise the right to vote for all Americans is facing challenges – the United States Postal Service. Some would argue that is a new obstacle for voters this November.

The Army Sends Help To Texas Hospitals

About 600 military medical personnel have been deployed around Texas to help hospitals scrambling to keep up with the demand for bed space, staff and supplies.

Houston’s COVID Turnaround

Houston’s COVID-19 crisis is not nearly as dire as it was in July. But health officials are still concerned we could see another spike.

Lemonade Entrepreneur and Author Mikaila Ulmer 

Mikaila Ulmer is a 15-year-old Texan and entrepreneur. Her new book comes out today. It’s called “Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid.”

Early Spread of COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19, even before March, appears to have been far greater than initially thought.

100 Years, Voices Of Women Voters: Daria Vera

The fearless life of Daria Vera ended August 6. Months before her death, Vera’s name was finally inscribed on a historical marker. 

Suffragists’ Legacy Honored

The graves of the suffragettes at the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin recently inspired Jennifer Chenoweth to highlight their achievements and share them with the general public. 

Cannabis in Texas

The pandemic has led to widespread feelings of social isolation, anxiety and depression. Some people are turning to a legally hazy coping mechanism — cannabis.

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

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