Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Monday, Feb. 27, 2023:
What does it mean for a bill to go to committee?
Each Monday, the Standard focuses on the upcoming week at the Texas Legislature. Texas Newsroom Capitol reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán joins us with an update on the prospects for some proposed legislation.
Inside the effort to legalize fentanyl testing strips
The deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl is illegal in Texas, but so is a harm reduction measure that advocates say saves lives: fentanyl testing strips. In the past, efforts to legalize testing supplies haven’t gained much traction. But Houston Public Media’s Sara Willa Ernst says that’s changed.
Austin FC faces new challenges in third season
Austin FC kicked off its new season over the weekend after finishing its last campaign with a successful run deep into the MLS playoffs. But as KUT’s Juan Garcia reports, the team’s third season brings new challenges for the young club.
How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has impacted oil prices
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered the one-year mark, with the war’s impact being felt around the world. Matt Smith, lead oil analyst for the Americas at Kpler, shares how it’s changed the energy market.
The Gulf of Mexico is heating twice as fast as global ocean
Climate change is warming the world’s oceans. One immediate concern for Texans is the Gulf of Mexico, which scientists say is warming at twice the speed of the rest of the oceans on earth. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oceanographer Zhankun Wang joins us with more.
What it’s like running a food truck
Arii Armani Rene Tobias has worked at his family’s food truck, Love C Spot, for two years now. He loves every single minute of it — even if things get a little greasy. The 12-year-old explained that his love for his job is comes down to his love for his family.
Check out 4 artworks that tap into, and interrogate, our digital lives at the Fort Worth Modern
What if every smartphone photo you took – even your deleted selfies – were all posted on a billboard? What would we learn? KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports on an exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth exploring the idea of “self-surveillance.”
Police are arresting teens for vaping legal hemp
Anyone 21 and up in Texas can purchase a THC vape pen legally. But when Texas high schoolers are caught with them, they sometimes end up in jail, facing felony charges. For more on the arrests of teenagers for smoking what could be legal hemp, we’re joined by Jolie McCullough, criminal justice reporter at the Texas Tribune.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.