Texas Monthly http://tpr.org en EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case http://tpr.org/post/epa-cleared-latest-report-north-texas-drinking-water-contamination-case <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The Environmental Protection Agency drew fire from gas interests and politicians in how it handled the case in Parker County, which is west of Fort Worth, but the new report finds the agency followed all laws and rules in the investigation. Also on this show: Oil lobby contests crude oil export policy, Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Award(s) and a holiday tamale making tradition.</p><p><strong>The Fracking Water Games: Catching Fire</strong></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:54:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 24175 at http://tpr.org EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case Johnny Football Bigger Than The State Of Texas Itself http://tpr.org/post/johnny-football-bigger-state-texas-itself <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The embattled Texas school finance system continues to discriminate against districts in poorer areas. Right now the Johnny Manziel autograph controversy is one of the biggest storylines in sports, and Texas Monthly explores his role as an American anti-hero. Also on this episode: Texas contract workers have little protection from injury and wage theft, but the Workers Defense Project is trying to change that. Sunday is the 200th anniversary of the "tremendous slaughter" that was the Battle of Medina.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:26:45 +0000 David Martin Davies 16804 at http://tpr.org Johnny Football Bigger Than The State Of Texas Itself Abbott Twitter Town Hall A Rocky Step Into Social Media Campaigning http://tpr.org/post/abbott-twitter-town-hall-rocky-step-social-media-campaigning <p>Taking a step into the social media world, a tactic that has been deployed with success by Democrats in recent campaigns, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott held a question and answer session live on Twitter yesterday evening.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:06:33 +0000 Chris Eudaily 15050 at http://tpr.org Abbott Twitter Town Hall A Rocky Step Into Social Media Campaigning Texas Takes Notice As Supreme Court Closes Out Session http://tpr.org/post/texas-takes-notice-supreme-court-closes-out-session <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The United States Supreme Court is wrapping up its session and decisions continue to come down. A ruling has been made in a Texas-Oklahoma water dispute, and a decision is expended soon on a case involving the Voting Rights Act, which could have major implications in Texas. Also on this show: An inside look at Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators 2013 list, and a look at how Mexico's drug war killings are effecting both sides of the border.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:39:03 +0000 David Martin Davies 13172 at http://tpr.org Texas Takes Notice As Supreme Court Closes Out Session The Source: Jeffrey Rosen And The Prophets Of Smoked Meat http://tpr.org/post/source-jeffrey-rosen-and-prophets-smoked-meat <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Law professor, scholar and avid writer, Jeffrey Rosen joins us to talk about the United States Supreme Court. Rosen is the author of "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America," and will also talk about the implications of a second Obama term as well as the legal battles that are currently being played out.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 14:20:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 11841 at http://tpr.org The Source: Jeffrey Rosen And The Prophets Of Smoked Meat The Source: San Antonio's Air Quality http://tpr.org/post/source-san-antonios-air-quality <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>The American Lung Association has released it's <a href="http://www.stateoftheair.org/" target="_blank">annual report </a>on the state of the country's air, giving letter grades to states and counties. Bexar County get's an F in ozone pollution.</p><ul><li>Check your State of the Air at: <a href="http://www.stateoftheair.org/" target="_blank">www.stateoftheair.org</a></li></ul><p>Ozone is that chlorine-smelling molecule that can lead to some serious health issues with prolonged exposure.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:21:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 10542 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio's Air Quality Presidential Campaign, Infighting at UT, and the Dallas Cowboys http://tpr.org/post/presidential-campaign-infighting-ut-and-dallas-cowboys <p>Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root has written a book about the Perry presidential run called “Oops! A Diary From the 2012 Campaign Trail.” The latest issue of Texas Monthly says there’s a battle over the future of UT; Paul Burka is the Texas Monthly senior editor and wrote the article “Storming the Ivory Tower.” Joe Nick Patoski talks about writing his new book: “The Dallas Cowboys: the outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America.”</p><p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:39:15 +0000 David Martin Davies 72 at http://tpr.org Presidential Campaign, Infighting at UT, and the Dallas Cowboys