endangered species http://tpr.org en Did Gov. Perry Overstep Authority In Line-Item Veto Of Public Integrity Unit? http://tpr.org/post/did-gov-perry-overstep-authority-line-item-veto-public-integrity-unit <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> In the last legislative session Gov. Perry threatened to and then vetoed the budget of the state's public integrity unit, a state agency that scrutinizes governmental affairs, when the Travis County district attorney, who oversees the unit, did not step down from her post. A special prosecutor is now looking into the case. Also on this show: The governor's race and pre-K, new addition to Texas public school curriculum, cleanup of oil spill on Texas coast, and endangered species vs. oil prospecting.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:34:53 +0000 David Martin Davies 29885 at http://tpr.org Did Gov. Perry Overstep Authority In Line-Item Veto Of Public Integrity Unit? Is Desalination The Answer To Texas' Long-Term Water Needs? http://tpr.org/post/desalination-answer-texas-long-term-water-needs <p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>Texas has enjoyed cheap water for years, but it may not be that way for much longer as the days of relying on a single source for water are coming to a close. Desalinating salt water is expensive, but could help the state cope with water shortages. Also on this show: Lesser prairie chicken protection, fracking and cancer in Flower Mound, Texas.</p><p><strong>The future landscape of water in Texas</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:44:04 +0000 David Martin Davies 29627 at http://tpr.org Is Desalination The Answer To Texas' Long-Term Water Needs? Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000 http://tpr.org/post/permit-hunt-and-kill-one-black-rhino-sold-350000 The Dallas Safari Club's controversial auction of a permit to hunt one black rhino in Namibia raised $350,000 over the weekend, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DallasSafariClub/posts/620656804679231?stream_ref=10" target="_blank">the club confirms on its Facebook page</a>.<p>That's at the lower end of the range that club executive Ben Carter had expected. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 24984 at http://tpr.org Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000 Texas Politics, The Death Penalty, Endangered Species And Water Wars http://tpr.org/post/texas-politics-death-penalty-endangered-species-and-water-wars <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Matters: </span></strong>A look at major issues from all over the state this week -- Tom DeLay is acquitted of money laundering, the American Bar Association reviews the states system of capital punishment, alleged scandal with the dunes sagebrush lizard and a water tug-of-war between the Highland Lakes and Matagorda Bay.</p><p><strong>If this isn't money laundering, then what is?</strong></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:23:21 +0000 David Martin Davies 18859 at http://tpr.org Texas Politics, The Death Penalty, Endangered Species And Water Wars