Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Monday, Dec. 5, 2022:
What you need to know about the ‘tridemic’ and staying safe
A “tridemic” – COVID-19, the flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) – is already overwhelming some Texas hospitals. What can you do to stay safe this holiday season? Inpatient Progressive Healthcare of America’s Dr. Mehmood Khan has more.
Who will control the largest school district in Texas?
The Supreme Court of Texas will decide who controls Houston ISD, the state’s largest school district. The Texas Education Agency tried to take over the district in 2019, but the case has been tied up ever since – and a lot has changed since then. Houston Public Media’s Dominic Anthony Walsh reports.
As Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on, what are the energy implications for Texas?
A European oil embargo against Russia kicks in today, and oil-cartel OPEC is continuing its policy of production cuts. Kpler’s Matt Smith walks us through what’s next.
The fight over preserving El Paso’s Castner Range – and who gets to enjoy open space
El Paso conservationists are fighting to get a 7,000-acre expanse of high-desert wilderness designated as a national monument. The New Yorker’s Rachel Monroe has the story.
Why is it so hard to see lines on Texas roads at night?
Driving in Austin can be treacherous sometimes – especially if you can’t make out the road markings showing you your lane. KUT’s Nathan Bernier looked into why it’s sometimes hard to stay between the lines.
The Justice Department knew this border wall could fail – but tried to keep it secret
A private border wall along the Rio Grande could collapse under extreme flooding – and the US Justice Department knew – but kept that info secret – for over a year. Texas Tribune/ProPublica investigative reporter Jeremy Schwartz has the story.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.