Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, June 22, 2023:
The Texas Senate gaveled in and out of recess all day yesterday, as it considered rules for the impeachment trial of state Attorney General Ken Paxton. The Texas Tribune’s James Barragán shares the latest developments.
County commissioners are speaking out against the state’s decision to use eminent domain to preserve Fairfield Lake State Park as a public gathering place, instead of allowing it to serve as the site of a private development. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Emily Brindley joins us with the details.
Austin’s fourth annual Pride in Local Music takes place this weekend. Tina Cannon, president and CEO of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, shares her thoughts on how the fest will help close out Pride Month in the Capital City.
Reddit continues to face backlash from users and moderators over its decision to begin charging app developers who rely on content from the massive Internet discussion site. Despite moderator rebellion, hacking attempts and more, Reddit’s CEO says fees for third-party apps still stand. Our tech expert Omar Gallaga has been following the saga and joins us with an overview.
June is Pride Month: a celebration of LGBTQ+ identities, culture and communities. For readers looking for LGBTQ books with a Texas edge this June, we’re turning to Tina Van Winkle, an Austin Public Library librarian.
Throughout her life, Lady Bird Johnson had a front-row seat to some of the biggest events of the 20th century, before championing her own causes of environmentalism and beautification. It’s the focus of a new podcast called “Lady Bird” from The Drag Audio, based at UT-Austin. Host and producer Jade Emerson joins us with a preview.
The U.S. Forest Service wants to know from the public how they should manage federal land that has old growth forests, including national forests in East Texas. Houston Public Media’s Sara Willa Ernst reports it’s an open question whether more land will go toward conservation or commercial logging.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.