Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Tuesday, May 23, 2023:
Republicans in Washington, D.C., are using the impending debt ceiling deadline to try and extract spending cuts from the Biden administration. Will their strategy work? We’ll hear from Jeronimo Cortina, a political science professor at the University of Houston.
The Texas House and Senate have until the end of the day Friday to reach an agreement on permanently lowering property taxes. Houston Public Media government reporter Andrew Schneider says that if they can’t, a special session to deal with the issue is all but certain.
A year after 19 children and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School, there are plans to build a new school on a different location than the one where the mass shooting took place. Texas Public Radio’s Camille Phillips reports.
Need a bubble-filled tub, a rose-filled dressing room or a golden tub with money? The newly opened Picture Junky facility in Houston caters to social-media creators and businesses seeking exclusive, vibrant spaces for content creation. Houston Chronicle reporter Megan Fan Munce shares more.
The Dallas Stars are down 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals after an overtime loss in Las Vegas on Sunday. Are their playoff hopes still alive? NHL reporter Taylor Baird joins us with the latest.
Hammerhead worms – also known as flatworms or land planarians – are indeed big. They can grow up to several inches long. And they are invasive – but they’ve been in Texas for decades. Wizzie Brown, program specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and our resident insect expert, shares more.
Seventy thousand inspections yielded more than 2,100 findings of mold. Now, the Army has begun a service-wide initiative to detect and clean it up sooner. Jay Price reports for the American Homefront Project.
As the Texas Legislature nears the finish line, what do everyday Texans make of the laws proposed this year? To answer that question, we’re speaking with Mark Jones, a political science professor at Rice University and author of a new report from the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation called “Texas Decides.”
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.