Texas-Size Drought Dries Up Lake Travis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137491221/137491208" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Humberto Leal Jr., a Mexican citizen, has been on death row since 1995 for the rape and bludgeoning of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl. He's slated to be executed in three weeks. But the Mexican government says he wasn't informed of his rights. Courtsey of San Antonio Express-News hide caption

toggle caption Courtsey of San Antonio Express-News

Planned Execution Puts Mexico, Texas At Odds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137202798/137206116" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a United for Life event organized by a Hispanic anti-abortion group at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Sunday. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

toggle caption Richard Vogel/AP

Texas Gov. Perry Ratchets Up Conservative Credentials

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137168264/137168723" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Flaco Jimenez is one of the foremost players of conjunto, a Tejano musical style that developed after German and Czech immigrants brought the accordion to Texas. John Dyer hide caption

toggle caption John Dyer

Texas Gets The Accordion Bug And Never Looks Back

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136891051/136930308" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A flight attendant prepares to close a luggage bin on the redesigned 737. Thanks to the bin's new pivoting motion, passengers in the aisle seat will have more headroom. American Airlines hide caption

toggle caption American Airlines

Airline 'Sky' Cabins: Roomier And More Colorful

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136818890/136830298" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Obama Tours Devastation In Joplin, Mo.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136788058/136786363" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Obama Visits Joplin, Mo., To Survey Damage

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136775671/136775662" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Joplin, Mo., Searches To Put Life Back Together

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136765573/136765558" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

One Marine's Journey: War, Activism, Then Tragedy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135600345/135610148" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Inspections Of 737s Ordered After Southwest Incident

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135135560/135135521" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In 2006, Houston was among many cities participating in the nationwide National Day of Action for Immigration Justice rallies. When George W. Bush was governor, he adopted a Hispanic-friendly strategy that helped propel him to the White House. Now, some Texas Republicans are taking a harder stance. "I believe the Republican Party is throwing away their future," says one state Republican. Dave Einsel/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Dave Einsel/Getty Images

Texas Republicans Take Harder Line On Immigration

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134956690/134960823" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Texas Tea Party Sues Over Census Districts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134342249/134342215" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Molly Ivins, A 'Red-Hot Patriot'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133847166/133847460" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Dallas, compressed natural gas (CNG) cabs get to cut in front of regular gas cabs at the Love Field Airport pick-up line. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Dallas Policy May Drive Some Taxis Off The Road

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133462224/133474161" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript