Monthly Archives: May 2014

Next up: transportation worries

Texas is proud of its roads and highways. It has many hundreds of thousands of miles of them crisscrossing the huge state. They’re in bad shape. Not all of them, mind you. Many of them, though, need work. Texas is strapped for money to fix all the roads, highways and bridges. The federal government can […]

NewsHour set to examine myriad issues

Gosh. Let me think. What do you suppose the PBS NewsHour will be covering Friday night? * The growing Veterans Administration health care scandal? Sure thing. * President Obama’s announcement of a significant drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan? Roger that. * The president’s groundbreaking commencement speech to graduating Army officers at West Point, where […]

‘Fracking’ up next on Overheard

To frack or not to frack? OK, “frack” really isn’t a word. But “fracking” is and it’s become a hot topic of discussion around energy production board rooms, in environmental activists’ living rooms and in public policy hearing rooms around the country. Overheard with Evan Smith, the PBS program based out of Austin and hosted […]

Watch out for gators, Chet

I saw this promotional item for the next Daytripper episode and I couldn’t resist a personal remembrance. Chet Garner is taking Panhandle PBS viewers on a trip to Orange this week. The program is broadcast Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Garner will explore the waterways and swamps of a region that has no shortage of water. […]

Frontline goes to the battlefield

You might want to prepare yourself for some intense documentary programming Tuesday night. Frontline is airing a new special, to be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Panhandle PBS, that examines two of the world’s hottest flashpoints. It’s called “Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria,” and it goes inside the fights raging in those two shattered countries. […]

‘Moving Forward’ tough at times for vets

Wes Moore’s three-part PBS series on the struggles of returning veterans is coming to an end. Their struggles goes on. “Moving Forward” is the next installment to be broadcast on Panhandle PBS. It airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday and it puts a cap on a fascinating chronicle of how veterans cope with returning to their […]

Memorial Day concert on tap

I’ll admit freely to a few things. I have a sweet tooth that is unrelenting. I have a fondness for cats over dogs. I am willing to ask directions if I get lost. And I am a sap for patriotic music and tributes. The last item will be satisfied Sunday night on a Panhandle PBS […]