Ryan Poppe http://kut.org en Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri Speaks Out Against Reparative Therapy http://kut.org/post/texas-gop-chairman-munisteri-speaks-out-against-reparative-therapy <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Republican Party of Texas" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kstx/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/republican_party_of_texas_elephantlogojpg.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kstx/audio/2014/06/RP-MUNISTERI_REPARATIVE_THERAPY_OPPOSITION-W1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Republican Party of Texas released it’s <a href="http://www.texasgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-Platform-Final.pdf" target="_blank">finalized Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:57:39 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10645 at http://kut.org Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri Speaks Out Against Reparative Therapy Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals Weighing Tom DeLay's Overturned Conviction http://kut.org/post/texas-court-criminal-appeals-weighing-tom-delays-overturned-conviction <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Tom DeLay outside the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin." data-attribution="Credit Ryan E. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:02:51 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10636 at http://kut.org Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals Weighing Tom DeLay's Overturned Conviction Mental Health Group Says Reparative Therapy Stigmatises Texas LGBT Community http://kut.org/post/mental-health-group-says-reparative-therapy-stigmatises-texas-lgbt-community <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Republican Party of Texas" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kstx/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/republican_party_of_texas_elephantlogojpg.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Support and protection for reparative therapy has been included in the 2014 Republican Party of Texas Platform. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:24:21 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10568 at http://kut.org Mental Health Group Says Reparative Therapy Stigmatises Texas LGBT Community Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring http://kut.org/post/article-32-hearing-wraps-case-fort-hood-sgt-accused-running-prostitution-ring <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Fort Hood headquarters and main flag pole." data-attribution="Credit U.S. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:35:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10547 at http://kut.org Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring Olive Oil Is Far From Being The Next Boom In Texas, But The Industry Is Growing http://kut.org/post/olive-oil-far-being-next-boom-texas-industry-growing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kstx/audio/2014/05/RP-OLIVE_OIL_BOOM-FEA1_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the last five years the number of olive trees in Texas has increased rapidly, but even with tremendous growth several farmers say it’s not enough to call it the next oil boom.</span><p>Jim Henry, a pioneer in farming olives and founder of the <a href="http://www.texasoliveoilcouncil.org/index.html" target="_blank">Texas Olive Oil Council</a>, said in the mid-1990s there were only a handful of trees, but in 2010 that number jumped to over 800,000. Wed, 28 May 2014 20:08:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10508 at http://kut.org Olive Oil Is Far From Being The Next Boom In Texas, But The Industry Is Growing "Inhumane" Conditions Reported At Temporary Immigrant Holding Facility In McAllen http://kut.org/post/inhumane-conditions-reported-temporary-immigrant-holding-facility-mcallen <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit U.S. Border Patrol" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kstx/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/us-border-patrol.jpeg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overcrowding and disease at a temporary immigration detention center in McAllen has the U.S. Border Patrol themselves calling on congress for humanitarian aid.&#160;</span><p>Because of the McAllen facility's temporary status, capacity is about 300. Tue, 27 May 2014 17:27:09 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10500 at http://kut.org "Inhumane" Conditions Reported At Temporary Immigrant Holding Facility In McAllen DPS Launches Mounted State Capitol Patrol Ahead Of 2015 Legislative Session http://kut.org/post/dps-launches-mounted-state-capitol-patrol-ahead-2015-legislative-session <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="The DPS Mounted Horse Patrol Unit with the Houston Police Department&apos;s mounted patrol. " data-attribution="Credit Ryan E. Tue, 06 May 2014 21:19:47 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10364 at http://kut.org DPS Launches Mounted State Capitol Patrol Ahead Of 2015 Legislative Session Texas Group Part Of $50 Million Bloomberg Gun Regulation Effort http://kut.org/post/texas-group-part-50-million-bloomberg-gun-regulation-effort <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he is bringing his existing gun-regulation groups under one umbrella organization </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to widen each group's reach.</span><p>Bloomberg has provided $50 million to establish Every Town Demands Action, a nationwide effort to advocate for gun control. One of those groups is <a href="https://momsdemandaction.org/" target="_blank">Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America</a>. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:11:02 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10239 at http://kut.org Texas Group Part Of $50 Million Bloomberg Gun Regulation Effort Rep. Castro And Former Bush Press Secretary Back Same-Sex Marriage Push Across The South http://kut.org/post/rep-castro-and-former-bush-press-secretary-back-same-sex-marriage-push-across-south <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A national same-sex marriage rights group has launched an effort across several states in the South to campaign for marriage equality</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><p>Southerns for Freedom to Marry, a branch of the New York-based group Freedom to Marry, has mounted a $1 million campaign across nine states including Texas.<p>Chuck Smith, the executive director for Equality Texas, is heading up Freedom to Marry’s efforts in Texas and said recent polling shows Republican attitudes toward same-sex marriage have changed in recent years.<p>"The concept Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:18:20 +0000 Ryan Poppe 9846 at http://kut.org Rep. Castro And Former Bush Press Secretary Back Same-Sex Marriage Push Across The South Study Shows Texans Support Changing How The State Punishes Drug Crimes http://kut.org/post/study-shows-texans-support-changing-how-state-punishes-drug-crimes <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new poll released this week shows Texans strongly support reforming how the state punishes non-violent drug offenses.</span> The <a href="http://www.texaspolicy.com/" target="_blank">Texas Public Policy Foundation</a>’s Center for Effective Justice polled over 1,000 people about how Texas currently punishes non-violent drug offenders with prison time vs. drug rehab and probation.&#160;&#160;<p>Marc Levin, the director for the Center for Effective Justice, said their study shows 84 percent of Texans support sending this group of people to drug rehab vs. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:19:06 +0000 Ryan Poppe 9340 at http://kut.org Study Shows Texans Support Changing How The State Punishes Drug Crimes Same-Sex Couples Await Federal Judge's Injunction Decision On Texas Marriage Laws http://kut.org/post/same-sex-couples-await-federal-judges-injunction-decision-texas-marriage-laws <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two same-sex couples from Texas are waiting for a decision on a temporary injunction filed in federal court against the Texas laws that ban same-sex marriage. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he case in Texas is just one part of seven cases in other states with the goal of having the U.S. Supreme Court resolve the issue.</span><p>"State after state is now recognizing the right of people to enter into same-sex marriage and that is the undeniable arc of civil rights in this country," said San Antonio attorney Neel Lane, who represents the two couples. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:43:30 +0000 Ryan Poppe 9303 at http://kut.org Same-Sex Couples Await Federal Judge's Injunction Decision On Texas Marriage Laws Van De Putte And House Dems See National Guard Refusal In Opposite Ways http://kut.org/post/van-de-putte-and-house-dems-see-national-guard-refusal-opposite-ways <span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Attorney General Greg Abbott now advising the Texas National Guard about the legal side of their refusal to process federal same-sex couple benefits, a group of House Democrats are urging </span>Maj. Gen. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:11:08 +0000 Ryan Poppe 8645 at http://kut.org Van De Putte And House Dems See National Guard Refusal In Opposite Ways