Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Tuesday, May 2, 2023:
The manhunt continues for the suspected killer of five people in Cleveland, Texas, outside of Houston. Houston Public Media’s Lucio Vasquez shares an update with us.
Central Texas school districts are urging state lawmakers to increase state funding for public education. KUT’s Becky Fogel reports the call to action comes with less than a month left in the current legislative session.
San Antonio’s Southwest ISD is holding both a trustee election and a $250 million bond election this May. But Southwest ISD holds elections in a different way that puts them on a separate ballot – and limits where voters can go to access those ballots. Texas Public Radio’s Camille Phillips reports.
More migrants from China are entering the U.S. through Mexico. Reuters reporter Echo Wang recently interviewed several Chinese migrants who’d crossed the border and joins us today.
For some, Sundays mean prepping for the week ahead and one last day of rest. But at Lions Krav Maga in Austin, Sundays are reserved for self-defense seminars. Texas Standard reporter Jackie Ibarra takes us to one.
Lubbock County has the second-highest child abuse rate in the state, but reported cases recently fell for the first time in a decade. It could be in line with nationwide trends, but as Texas Tech Public Media’s Sarah Self-Walbrick reports, some say it’s only because of technicalities.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.