KUT Morning Newspod June 24, 2011
Texas House Taking up Airport Pat Down Bill
The Texas House Friday is scheduled to debate and vote on a bill that would ban intrusive pat down searches during security screenings at airports. The Senate has not voted on the bill yet. The pat down bill died during the regular legislative session but Governor Rick Perry added it to the call for this special session. A federal official has said if the bill passes it could cause some flights to be grounded.
Dust-Up at the Alamo
For the first time in more than a century, management at the iconic Alamo mission is set to change under a new law that Gov. Perry quietly signed last week. Fronteras Desk reporter Hernán Rozemberg has details on the podcast.
Amber Alert Canceled
An Amber Alert has been canceled for 12 year-old James Anthony Sanders. Authorities in North Texas say he has been found safe. Sanders had been missing since Friday from Lake Kiowa, north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Pickens, Water Authority Sign Major Water Deal
People in northwest Texas are celebrating the signing of a major water deal between billionaire T. Boone Pickens and a West Texas water supplier. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority sells water to cities in the Texas Panhandle area.
Under the $100 million deal, Pickens is selling the rights to the water he owned underneath about 200,000 acres of land in the Panhandle to the Water Authority. The deal comes at a time when a major water source for northwest Texas cities, Lake Meredith, is at a historic low.