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Texas is a big state with a growing, diverse population and as the population grows, the issues and challenges facing its residents multiply. Texas Matters is a statewide news program that spends half an hour each week looking at the issues and culture of Texas.

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Texas is a big state with a growing, diverse population and as the population grows, the issues and challenges facing its residents multiply. Texas Matters is a statewide news program that spends half an hour each week looking at the issues and culture of Texas.

    Texas Matters: When Texas Impeached; The Real Chicken Ranch Remembered

    Texas Matters: When Texas Impeached; The Real Chicken Ranch Remembered

    Do you remember learning about Texas history in grade school, and reading one sentence in the text books stating Texas impeached Governor James Ferguson? Then we learned his wife MA Ferguson was elected governor years later — and that’s all we got about this very curious event.

    • 29 Min.
    Texas Matters: Voter Registration Woes, Refugees Banned And Bloomberg

    Texas Matters: Voter Registration Woes, Refugees Banned And Bloomberg

    Texas residents have until Feb. 3 to register to to vote in the “Super Tuesday” March primaries. But they have to do it in person. However, the League of Women Voters of Texas is looking to eventually change that. The non-partisan, pro-democracy organization filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that Texas violated the National Voter Registration Act by not providing voter registration with online driver’s license applications. Grace Chimene is the president of the League of Women Voters

    • 29 Min.
    Texas Matters: Julián Castro's 2020 Exit Interview

    Texas Matters: Julián Castro's 2020 Exit Interview

    Last year when Julián Castro declared that he was running for president, few were surprised. But it was clear with the crowded field of candidates it would be an uphill battle for the former San Antonio mayor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development to win the nomination. But sometimes campaigns catch the zeitgeist.

    • 28 Min.
    When Tasers Fail: New Devices Lead To Fatal Police Shootings In Texas

    When Tasers Fail: New Devices Lead To Fatal Police Shootings In Texas

    Police officers nationwide use Tasers as a less lethal alternative to guns. The idea is to be able to stop someone – usually an unarmed but violent person – without having to kill them. Taser use is sometimes controversial. Lawsuits alleged that the electroshock weapons killed rather than subdued people. But what happens when Tasers don’t effectively subdue the person? Police officers in both San Antonio and Houston experienced the consequences of the Taser's failure. Texas Public Radio and

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    Texas Matters: The Dead In The Desert

    Texas Matters: The Dead In The Desert

    Brooks County is just under 1,000 square miles. It’s almost entirely dry, barren and rugged. Some call it the Texas Death Valley, but it’s not a valley. However, there certainly is death in this South Texas county.

    • 29 Min.
    Texas Matters: How Did A Small Texas County Become Prisonville USA?

    Texas Matters: How Did A Small Texas County Become Prisonville USA?

    Raymondville, Texas, is sometimes known by another name: Prisonville USA.

    • 29 Min.

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