Texas Matters http://tpr.org en Politicians Step Forward With Plans For Border, Minors: Cornyn, Cuellar, Cruz File Bills http://tpr.org/post/politicians-step-forward-plans-border-minors-cornyn-cuellar-cruz-file-bills <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick supports speeding up the immigration hearing process for unaccompanied minors housed in Texas; but Democrat Leticia Van De Putte says it is a death sentence. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is also putting forward a plan. Also on this show: Texas Nationalist Movement calls for day of action, how payday lending stays unregulated, blues great Johnny Winter dies.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:46:54 +0000 David Martin Davies 35313 at http://tpr.org Politicians Step Forward With Plans For Border, Minors: Cornyn, Cuellar, Cruz File Bills Militia Groups Stand Firm On Providing Border Security http://tpr.org/post/militia-groups-stand-firm-providing-border-security <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> A Texas militia group takes border security into their own hands. Also on this show: Bill Powers out at University of Texas, Phil Collins on why he loves the Alamo.</p><p><strong>Segment 1</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of a militia group have issued an action alert and have gathered south of San Antonio for what they call Operation Secure our Border. The commander of the militia group is 37-year-old Chris Davis. This interview was recorded on July 3.</span></p><p><strong>Who watches the militiamen?</strong></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:40:31 +0000 David Martin Davies 35029 at http://tpr.org Documentary Report: The Surge In Immigration From Central America http://tpr.org/post/documentary-report-surge-immigration-central-america <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A radio documentary investigating the increase in the number of immigrant refugees, many of them unaccompanied minors, that are turning up at the Texas-Mexico border.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The greatest percentage of migrant youth are coming from Honduras. </span></p><p><strong>Arriving in Texas</strong></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:44:36 +0000 David Martin Davies 34617 at http://tpr.org Documentary Report: The Surge In Immigration From Central America Texas Tries To Deal With Surge In Immigrants, Refugees http://tpr.org/post/texas-tries-deal-surge-immigrants-refugees <p><strong>Texas Matter</strong>s: As Texas politicians continue to put the federal government under fire to do something about border security and the recent immigrant surge, what is happening to those who are already here or those who continue to come? Also on this show: On Juneteenth, Texas before racial equality.</p><p><strong>Humanitarian crisis at the border</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:13:12 +0000 David Martin Davies 33754 at http://tpr.org Texas Tries To Deal With Surge In Immigrants, Refugees Looking At Both Sides Of "Reparative Therapy" http://tpr.org/post/looking-both-sides-reparative-therapy <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>In their new platform, the Republican Party of Texas has called for a right to reparative therapy – a controversial method that claims to turn gay people straight. We look deeper into this therapy practice that c<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ritics say doesn’t work.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:08:02 +0000 David Martin Davies 33326 at http://tpr.org Looking At Both Sides Of "Reparative Therapy" Documentary Report: Problems Facing Texas State-Supported Living Centers http://tpr.org/post/documentary-report-problems-facing-texas-state-supported-living-centers <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> This week we explore the current state of Texas state-supported living centers (SSLC), which house people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. How are these centers doing five years after the U.S. Department of Justice discovered inadequate conditions and care? The story of Sean Yates, who escaped from the Corpus Christi SSLC and was later found dead. What is the future of SSLCs in Texas?</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:24:13 +0000 David Martin Davies 32990 at http://tpr.org Documentary Report: Problems Facing Texas State-Supported Living Centers Children Fleeing Violence In Central America Land In Texas http://tpr.org/post/children-fleeing-violence-central-america-land-texas <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Matters:</span></strong> The Texas-Mexico border is seeing a human wave of children from Central America, but what can be done about it? Texas moves to privatize a big part of the foster care program, but will it make the troubled system any safer for the children? Also on this show: Is Texas ready for online voter registration?</p><p><strong>Unaccompanied (immigrant) minors</strong></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:20:40 +0000 David Martin Davies 32595 at http://tpr.org Children Fleeing Violence In Central America Land In Texas Paxton & Branch Jockey For Position In Republican Attorney General Runoff http://tpr.org/post/paxton-branch-jockey-position-republican-attorney-general-runoff <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> While a lot of attention has been paid to the lieutenant governor runoff, the Republican attorney general runoff between Ken Paxton and Dan Branch is turning out to be equally intriguing. Also on this show: It's a runoff election, so turnout is likely going to be very low.</p><p><strong>Enough about lieutenant governor, how about the attorney general runoff?</strong></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:41:33 +0000 David Martin Davies 32226 at http://tpr.org Paxton & Branch Jockey For Position In Republican Attorney General Runoff Border Trust & The Democratic Primary Runoff For U.S. Senate http://tpr.org/post/border-trust-democratic-primary-runoff-us-senate <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>How much information should DPS and border patrol share with landowners along the Texas-Mexico border? The primary runoff for U.S. Senate in the Democratic Party is between two candidates with little statewide name recognition: One is a party establishment outsider who wants to impeach the president and the other is an entrepreneur who is originally from Lebanon.</p><p><strong>Border surge intelligence debate</strong></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:17:29 +0000 David Martin Davies 31813 at http://tpr.org Border Trust & The Democratic Primary Runoff For U.S. Senate Stories About Motherhood & Family From A San Antonio Writer's Group http://tpr.org/post/stories-about-motherhood-family-san-antonio-writers-group <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> On this Mother’s Day weekend we honor our life givers, our moms. But that mother-offspring relationship is frequently complicated and always intense. We hear five true stories about mothers and mothering written by a San Antonio group of women writers called The Next Chapter.</p><p>As these women write and share their stories, discovering the beauty and power of their own words, we encourage you, other women and men, to find your voices and write your own story. There’s no greater heirloom to leave to the next generation.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:38:26 +0000 David Martin Davies 31434 at http://tpr.org Stories About Motherhood & Family From A San Antonio Writer's Group