Texas Standard for Sept. 2, 2022: Animal shelters are at capacity across Texas

Across Texas, animal shelters are at or above capacity – all while holding adoption events, waiving re-homing fees and more. Also: How what’s happening in San Antonio could give larger clues about how climate change is affecting flooding in Texas. And: Is it the end of the bitcoin mining gold rush in Texas?

Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardSeptember 2, 2022 9:32 am,

Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, Sept. 2, 2022:

Texas education board moves to delay updates to social studies curriculum after conservative pushback

Opponents of state curriculum changescomplained that they downplayed Texan and American exceptionalism and didn’t present opposing views on the gay rights movement,” Brian Lopez writes for The Texas Tribune. He joins us today with the story.

Climate change may make flooding worse. How can San Antonio’s past help the city prepare?

Climate change is contributing to increasingly devastating natural disasters, and major flooding in Dallas in August has people asking if other cities in Texas are prepared. What does climate change mean for flooding in San Antonio? Texas Public Radio’s Josh Peck has more.

Plano promotes diversity. It also was the site of a racist rant that went viral – and it’s complicated

A woman in Plano is being investigated for a hate crime, accused of yelling racist threats at a group of South Asian women and hitting some of them. City leadership and residents say this doesn’t reflect Plano’s character. But KERA’s Caroline Love says it’s more complicated than that.

State’s 10-year transportation plan advances, including controversial I-45 expansion in Houston

Texas has $85 billion coming its way for transportation. What will that spending look like? For more on this 10-year plan we’ll hear from Gail Delaughter, a reporter with Houston Public Media.

After the crypto gold rush

Texas minted a name for itself in the crypto gold rush: a business-friendly, low-regulation environment with plenty of cheap energy. But with plummeting Bitcoin prices and energy uncertainty, the dream’s now on pause. Coin Desk reporter Eliza Gkritsi joins us with the story.

Animal shelters are at capacity across Texas

Across Texas, animal shelters are at or above capacity – all while holding adoption events, waiving re-homing fees and more. Here to help us make sense of all of this is Clare Callison, director with American Pets Alive.

Typewriter Rodeo 

The gang delivers another custom poem. Submit your own suggestions online

The week in Texas politics 

Texas Tribune political reporter James Barragán stops by with a look at the week that was.

All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.

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