Texas Standard: May 3, 2019

Should Texas political mapmaking be placed back under federal oversight? We’ll have the latest in a high stakes battle over race and redistricting. Also, it is one of the nation’s most notorious strips for prostitution. Now a controversy over Houston’s plan to clean up what’s known as “the track”. And a byproduct of energy extraction, now treated as waste, soon to be turned into fuel for more energy extraction. A virtuous cycle? Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and more today on the Texas Standard:

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David Brown