Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, April 13, 2023:
Lawyers for the Texas man convicted late last week of murdering Black Lives Matter protester Garrett Foster in downtown Austin in 2020 are now asking for a new trial. The request from Daniel Perry’s attorneys comes after Gov. Greg Abbott asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to review the conviction. The Texas Newsroom’s Julián Aguliar joins us with the latest.
The push from Texas Republicans for school vouchers is part of a larger sales pitch across the country. it’s not a new argument, either. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports this campaign echoes the push for charter schools more than 30 years ago.
A project in south Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood will convert a former landfill into one of the largest urban solar farms in the country. The project is set to break ground this summer. Houston Public Media’s Katie Watkins looks at a program to train residents for the jobs it’s expected to bring.
The FBI has issued a warning against using public charging stations, like those in airports and hotels, to power up your mobile phone. The bureau warns that “juice jacking” hackers can install malware in charging stations that can infect our phones. Our tech expert Omar Gallaga joins us with more.
Officials in Llano County are prepared to shut down its public library system after a federal order to return previously banned books to shelves. Commissioners will meet on Thursday to discuss whether to continue or cease operations of the current physical library system. Axios reporter Asher Price has more.
Dallas’ anti-panhandling ordinance goes to court today
A federal judge is hearing arguments today in a lawsuit over a Dallas panhandling ordinance. Civil rights groups want the judge to block the ordinance on First Amendment grounds. KERA’s Pablo Arauz Peña reports:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about the rapid spread of a deadly fungus in hospitals. It highlights the growing threat of microbes that are resistant to antibiotics. Texas Public Radio’s Bonnie Petrie has more.
Last year, around 7% of senior managers surveyed by the Atlanta Fed said they were moving more jobs abroad because of remote work. Could that figure be set to rise? Wall Street Journal reporter Konrad Putzier joins us with a look.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.