Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Monday, April 17, 2023:
Tenure is on the agenda in the Texas Senate this week, as lawmakers weigh a bill that would end the practice for the new faculty at public colleges and universities. The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán joins us with a preview.
Concerned about air quality, a North Texas consortium is installing low-cost air sensors and sharing their readings. But Dallas – the biggest city in the region – is not part of the group and hasn’t committed to collaborating. KERA’s Bret Jaspers reports.
The Hill Country is a major draw for tourists, transplants and retirees. But the city of Kerrville wants to attract something else: new industries with good-paying skilled jobs. Texas Public Radio’s Brian Kirkpatrick reports.
Texas’ 11 professional sports franchises are working together to lobby the Legislature on behalf of legalized sports gambling. While they were once opposed, many leagues, including the NFL, have embraced legal betting. What’s changed – and will lawmakers agree? John Moritz, Texas Capitol reporter with the USA Today Network, joins us with more.
Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin played a leading role in the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Now, some of those researchers have made a discovery that might hold the key to treating not only COVID, but all coronaviruses. KUT’s Olivia Aldridge has the story.
With more options than ever, it can be hard to know what to watch when you want to relax in front of the TV. The ATX TV Festival’s Caitlin McFarland and Jenn Morgan share some recommendations with us and offer a preview of the festival’s 12th installment, coming up in June.
The Texas Department of Transportation wants to bury Interstate 345, a 1.4-mile stretch of highway that connects Dallas to its Deep Ellum neighborhood. But the Dallas City Council wants to get rid of it. D Magazine’s Matt Goodman shares more.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.