Texas News Roundup
11:38 am
Thu December 6, 2012

What's Happening Across The State: News From Texas NPR Affilitates

Take a quick look at some of the top stories across Texas, from a High Plains history lesson to Special Olympics training in Austin, and more...

From High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo and the Panhandle:

"A major U.S. Highway that runs through Western Kansas (U.S. Hwy. 83) began as a rough trail that connected various boomtowns who were waiting for the railroads that ultimately passed them by."

From KUT News in Austin:

"Thousands of athletes will descend on Pyeongchang, South Korea for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in January. Among them are two Austinites: Cory Gentry and Alex Miller."

From KUHF News in Houston:

"Galveston parks officials hope a new partnership will lead to a science-based strategy to help manage the sand on island beaches over the next few decades."

"Capital costs for upstream oil and gas facilities rose by 1% between January and September, according to economic research firm IHS."

From Red River Public Radio in Lufkin:

"Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research is working to drive foot traffic into the restored Nacogdoches Railroad Depot. Research associate Dr. Kelley Snowden said the Loblolly model train display will attract hundreds of visitors."

From Marfa Public Radio:

"Louise Story is an investigative reporter for The New York Times, which published a major series on government subsidies. The series “United States of Subsidies” features this state-by-state interactive map and her detailed report on how the government of Texas leads the nation in corporate incentives."

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