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Texas Matters
Fridays at 12:30 p.m. & Sundays at 9:30 p.m.

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 Matters looks at another break down of order at the House Elections Committee by Chairman Briscoe Cain. Also we hear from a Texas mother opposed to anti-transgender bills in the legislature.
  • There’s been a lot of talk about bills in the legislature to overhaul elections in Texas. But there’s also been testimony by the state that says the last election in Texas worked wonderfully and without significant fraud. So why are Texas elected officials making voting more difficult? They say it’s for election security. Critics call it voter suppression. We’ll break it down for you in a special report.
  • The Texas Legislature votes no to expand Medicaid in the state. With the recent loss of the 1115 Waiver this could mean a health care crisis for poor and rural Texas. And during the pandemic access to public information in Texas was sometimes on mute. What’s happening at the legislature to fix that?
  • We continue our extended special coverage on the sweeping election code overhaul in the Texas legislature which experts have determined will make voting more difficult and weaken democracy in Texas and the nation.
  • Our continuing cover on How the Texas legislature is working to make voting more difficult in Texas. We hear from Beto O'Rourke and Chris Davis, elections administrator for Willison County and the legislative chair for the Texas Association of Elections Administrators.
  • Texas Matters remembers classic dance halls, especially Club 21, which burned to the ground in 2010.
  • Texas attorney Sidney Powell tries to walk back her big lie about mass election fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election. In a court filing she says no reasonable person would believe her outlandish claims, but tell that to the Texas Republican leadership who — in the name of voter integrity — are trying to ram through a set of bills that will make voting more difficult.
  • Experts discuss how Abbott pushes a flawed narrative about voter fraud to justify voter suppression laws that will hurt minority voters and benefit Republicans seeking elected office.
  • A 2003 interview with Maria Herrera Sobek about how the corrido captures the oral history of Mexican Americans in Texas.
  • What can Texans expect from the legislature in crafting new election laws? Indications are Republican lawmakers will toughen voting laws. Also remember those Trump Trains? Was that illegal voter intimidation?