Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, Feb. 3, 2023:
Property damaged in the ice storm? Here’s what to know about making insurance claims.
The ice storm affecting Texas will likely result in billions of dollars’ worth of damage. What types of damage are we seeing from this storm, and what are key things property owners should consider? Richard Johnson with the Insurance Council of Texas shares more.
What fresh economic data shows about Texas
It’s been a busy week for economists. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released new jobs data, the Federal Reserve announced new interest rate hikes, and new unemployment data shows a rate of 3.4% – the lowest since 1969. Texas Standard producer and reporter Sean Saldana helps us make sense of it all.
A North Texas mom embraces the messiness of life and now has 2.1 million TikTok followers
Alissa Nguyen is a Dallas mom, but she’s better known as Gaming Foodie – a TikTok food influencer with millions of followers. KERA’s Elizabeth Myong visited Nguyen’s kitchen to watch her make her latest recipe.
What 2022 was like for Texas airlines
It’s been a bumpy year for the nation’s airlines, including Texas-based Southwest and American Airlines. Can Texas’ big commercial carriers weather this recent turbulence? Kyle Arnold, aviation writer for The Dallas Morning News, has more.
Answering your tree questions in the wake of the ice storm
From broken branches to fully uprooted adult oaks, the storm took a toll on many of the state’s trees. And while ice storms are an inevitability in Texas, this one seemed particularly hard. Alison Baylis, regional urban ecologist with the Texas A&M Forestry Service, has more.
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The week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune
Political reporter James Barragán offers an update.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.