Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022:
Much-needed rains have resulted in flooding across Texas. With the latest we’re joined by Keith White, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in New Braunfels.
Safety is top of mind for many parents sending their kids off to school. To answer some common safety questions we’re joined by Wayne Snead, chief of police for the Austin Independent School District.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s program busing asylum-seekers out of Texas is having an impact not just on the larger cities where most are bound, but also small towns in Republican-led states. The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán reports.
A property management company in Denton is under fire, accused of exploiting would-be home buyers by saddling them with unlivable homes. Amber Gaudet, reporter for the Denton Record-Chronicle brings us the story.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso aims to expand access for mental health services for kids in West Texas with a recent grant. Professor Nancy Ramirez joins us to discuss the new telehealth initiative.
LaToya Watkins’ debut novel “Perish” follows a Texas family as they confront their demons in the wake of their matriarch’s death. Out today, the novel’s been receiving high advanced praise. Author Watkins joins us today.
In Texas, Black people are twice as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white people. KERA’s Elena Rivera reports on how Black Texans are finding support now that the state’s abortion ban has taken away additional options.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.