Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, May 26, 2023:
Texas House committee moves to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton
Last night, lawmakers in the Texas House saw the document detailing the articles of impeachment against Texas Attorney General Paxton. A vote is expected soon. What brought us to this point? The Texas Tribune’s James Barragán joins us with an overview:
Texas gets sued a lot. A new, Abbott-appointed court may soon handle those lawsuits.
The state of Texas gets sued. A lot. Texas appeals courts handle many of those cases. Now, a bill that’s passed both houses of the Texas Legislature would fast-track those cases to a single court – one that could be controlled by Republicans. KUT’s Andrew Weber reports.
Why does Daisetta have a second sinkhole? The answer may be hundreds of feet underground.
A small town about an hour east of Houston is home to one of the state’s largest sinkholes, which formed in 2008. Experts thought it was all done expanding – then, last month, another giant sinkhole formed next to the first one. Houston Public Media’s Katie Watkins reports.
Texas tailors swift response to ticket-buying bots
This week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that would prevent the use of bots in online ticket purchases. As for how successful this will be in making sure fans get tickets to the concerts they want to attend, we’ll talk to economist and Bloomberg columnist Allison Schrager.
Is this multistate water agreement a template for Texas’ future?
It’s being called a breakthrough deal: Three states have agreed to keep the rapidly vanishing waters of the Colorado River from going dry – at least for a while. Though Texas doesn’t get water from this river, the implications are big. Texas A&M law professor Gabriel Eckstien joins to tell us how big.
Some taco trucks are colorful, some hand-written and painted, and others are inspired by the food they make. The latest episode from the Tacos of Texas podcast captures the most creative taco trucks. Host Mando Rayo joins us with more.
State budget writers strike deal on $321.3 billion two-year spending proposal
Texas Tribune political reporter Karen Brooks Harper stops by with a deep dive on the state budget.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.