Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Wednesday, April 19, 2023:
How two child survivors of Uvalde are rebuilding their lives
At legislative hearings and in calls for greater gun control, the names and faces of the 19 children killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde have become familiar to many. Almost a year after the shooting, we’re learning more about the children that were seriously injured but survived. The New York Times’ Edgar Sandoval joins us with more.
Bills aimed at foreign nationals reminiscent of US’ racist past, critics say
A bill headed to the Texas Senate floor would bar citizens from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, plus businesses with ties to those countries, from buying property in Texas. It’s just one of several bills this legislative session aimed at immigrants and foreign nationals. KERA’s Stella Chavez reports these measures have some disturbing similarities to past laws that were ultimately overturned.
Another tech issue for Southwest Airlines
Months after a winter travel meltdown, Southwest Airlines briefly halted flight takeoffs Tuesday morning due to technological problems. Nearly 2,000 flights were delayed. Alexandra Skores with The Dallas Morning News joins us with more.
Seriously … what can’t tacos do?
Aside from feeding and nourishing us, tacos – specifically, tacos de guisados, overflowing with stewed, slow cooked fillings – are the ultimate comfort food and hangover cure. Texas Monthly taco editor José R. Ralat joins us with more.
Hear your poetry on the Standard
April is National Poetry Month, and we want to hear from you. Have a poem about Texas you’d like to share? Submit it here!
Alums of a historic San Antonio boys’ school reflect
Nearly 130 years ago, a school for boys opened on San Antonio’s west side, educating some 15,000 students. While the school has been closed for 50 years now, dozens of graduates recently came together in Boerne to remember. Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan reports.
Texas lawmakers could pull the plug on crypto incentives
Texas lawmakers could end certain incentives for cryptocurrency mining facilities and limit the involvement of these energy-intensive sites in electricity programs that compensate them for shutting down during peak demand periods. Houston Chronicle reporter Kyra Buckley joins us with more.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.