Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022:
The latest on Hurricane Ian
In a worst-case scenario, the Tampa Bay area could face the first direct landfall of a major hurricane in over 100 years. There’s also a chance Hurricane Ian stalls out on the coastline, which could bring a catastrophic combination of heavy rains and storm surge. Matt Lanza, managing editor and meteorologist for Space City Weather, shares more:
What the Dallas Fed’s new survey results say about Texas business
Every month, the Dallas Federal Reserve releases a series of outlook surveys, where Texas executives discuss demand, growth and employment in their industry. This week, the Dallas Fed presents survey results on the retail, manufacturing and service sectors. Dallas Federal Reserve economist Christopher Slijk shares more.
El Paso DA’s request for new judge in Walmart mass shooting case is denied
A mass shooter at an El Paso Walmart killed 23 people and injured 23 others in August 2019. The El Paso District Attorney’s office had called to remove the judge presiding over the case against the alleged shooter, claiming the judge was biased. Now, a state judge has denied the DA’s request. KTEP’s Aaron Montes has details:
Inside NASA’s asteroid-smashing DART Mission
NASA’s successful DART experiment was the first demonstration of planetary defense – launching a spacecraft at an (in this instance, harmless) asteroid to change its heading. The Southwest Research Institute’s James Walker, one of the scientists on the DART team, joins with more today.
To save water in Texas, these nonprofits are paying farmers to leave it in reservoirs
“As Texas continues to battle drought,” Jayme Lozano reports for the Texas Tribune, “groups are trying a market-based solution to help farmers and protect what little water is left.” She joins us today with more.
Denton family still seeking closure nearly four years after teen’s death
Four years after a Denton High School senior was found dead near a historic North Texas bridge, his family is still seeking answers. As KERA’s Pablo Arauz Peña reports, they’re calling for a new investigation into the case.
A donation from the most famous rancher in Texas brought buffalo back from the brink. Commentator W.F. Strong shares the story.
A fact-check on objections to election results
A New York congressman said that, in the past few decades, House Democrats have objected to presidential election results when a Republican presidential candidate has been elected. Is that a fact? Joining us to go over this is Nusaiba Mizan with PolitiFact Texas, based at the Austin American-Statesman.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.