20 episodes

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 David Martin Davies

    • Government
    • 4.3 • 34 Ratings

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: William Hanson, violence, murder and corruption on the Texas Border 1910-1920

    Texas Matters: William Hanson, violence, murder and corruption on the Texas Border 1910-1920

    A century ago, a one-man wrecking crew on the Texas-Mexico border who inspired hate, violence, corruption and mass murder. The story of William Hanson—a chaos agent in South Texas.

    • 28 min
    Texas Matters: Texas takes aim at squatters

    Texas Matters: Texas takes aim at squatters

    Texas Senate holds a hearing to draft new anti-squatter laws. The harmful effects of LED lights for some people and the music boxes of Villa Finale.

    • 28 min
    Texas Matters: Postcards from the 1914 U.S.-Mexico invasion

    Texas Matters: Postcards from the 1914 U.S.-Mexico invasion

    He was a witness to the U.S.-Mexico War. Not the 1846-to-1848 invasion, but the 1914 U.S. invasion and occupation of Mexico. It was documented by an American postcard photographer. He left behind a compelling visual record of a U.S. atrocity. Susan Toomey Frost joins us to tell the story.

    • 29 min
    Texans who fought for the Union in the Civil War

    Texans who fought for the Union in the Civil War

    During the American Civil War there were Texans who faced persecution and violence for their beliefs, but their courage helped preserve the United States. These Texans defied the Confederacy and fought for the Union.

    • 28 min
    Texas Matters: Making the West Texas desert bloom

    Texas Matters: Making the West Texas desert bloom

    Today on Texas Matters, could the West Texas Chihuahuan desert be greened? One Texan is trying to restore his 320 acres of West Texas hard scrabble into a desert forest.

    • 28 min
    Texas Matters: After the Smokehouse Creek fire

    Texas Matters: After the Smokehouse Creek fire

    The Smokehouse Creek fire was the largest wildfire in Texas History burning over a million acres in the Panhandle. The fire has been out for over a month, but the disaster continues. We are going to get an update on the recovery and what needs to happen to prevent other massive wildfires.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Lisalovesghoststories ,

Texas point of view

Love the Texas point of view. Let’s me know what’s going on and is very informative. I look forward to this every week. This gives more then the one sided views that I usually see which is very refreshing. Love

C.L.F.B ,

Country podcast!

This is so country!

Abstractly thoughtful ,

Pro Democrat Left Political Views

I’d like to find a review of Texas current events or even politics from an even footing set of views, and this one is not it. It has a clean production quality, and mimics an NPR or publicly funded podcast, which says a lot about those formats as well, regarding the lens from which they see and report on the world in politics.

I wouldn’t censor this, I would say they should not hide there stripes. Left wing media should announce their reporters views and promote their left-ness for what it is so listeners can decide better what they want to hear.

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