Wade Goodwyn

Wade Goodwyn appears in the following:

'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The unnerving presence of young men carrying big guns in fast food restaurants and retail stores is causing consternation — even in firearm-friendly Texas.


Texas Takes A Hard Right Turn

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In most states this year, the Republican establishment has managed to hold off Tea Party challengers. In Texas, the opposite was true.


The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Most of the country became aware of issues with the state's capital punishment protocols last week after Clayton Lockett's bungled execution, but his lawyers had been worried for months.


A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast

Monday, April 14, 2014

Some lawmakers say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West last year could be the state's best opportunity to pass needed safety measures. But it's going to be an uphill battle.


The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat

Monday, April 07, 2014

Huge HD TV screens have changed the stadium experience, meaning that many fans who paid big bucks for a seat at the game will still be watching the action on TV.


South Dallas 40: Below The River, A Population Left To Decay

Monday, March 31, 2014

While much of Dallas has benefited from a wave of development, South Dallas has not. The predominately African-American neighborhood has been losing population and viability.


Oil Spill Disrupts A Waterway Thick With Barges And Birds

Monday, March 24, 2014

Thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, Texas, over the weekend. The spill disrupted shipping and threatens wildlife in the area, and the containment effort has begun.


Texas Abortion Restrictions Shutter Two More Clinics

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Several Texas abortion clinics are shutting down Thursday, in part due to restrictions passed by state lawmakers. They join a growing list of clinics that have closed since the law was passed.


Sen. Cornyn Expected To Win Tuesday's GOP Primary In Texas

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is ahead of his leading challenger Steve Stockman, heading into Tuesday's Republican primary. Stockman was once a Tea Party favorite but he no longer enjoys their support.


In Tight Texas Lt. Gov. Race, Little Space Left On The Right

Monday, March 03, 2014

In the Texas lieutenant governor campaign, current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is in a tight race with Dan Patrick, a state senator. They're vying for the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary.


Davis, Abbott Expected To Win Texas Gubernatorial Primary

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

State Senator Wendy Davis is the Democratic hopeful. She's challenging Republican Greg Abbott, the state's attorney general. Both are expected to easily win their primaries.


A College Project That Imagines A Floating City For Oil Workers

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Plans for man-made islands — designed by Rice University architecture students — have attracted the attention of one of the world's largest oil companies as a way to house way-offshore oil workers.


The Strange Case Of Marlise Munoz And John Peter Smith Hospital

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

After collapsing on her kitchen floor, Munoz was hospitalized and kept on life support despite her wishes. A Texas law protects a hospital from liability as long it keeps a pregnant patient on life support.


Marking Kennedy Assassination, Dallas Still On 'Eggshells'

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dallas became known as the "City of Hate" after President John F. Kennedy was killed there. But the city has changed, and it hopes that the 50th anniversary of the assassination on Friday will be a chance to show the extent of that transformation.


Texas' Voter ID Law Creates A Problem For Some Women

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A strict voter ID law being tested in Texas is having unexpected consequences. It requires the name on voters' official ID to match with the name on their voter ID card. That's causing problems for some women, whose names changed because of marriage or divorce.


Texas Judge Rules Abortion Law Unconstitutional

Monday, October 28, 2013

A federal judge has invalidated parts of a Texas abortion regulations law that were set to take effect Friday. The state vows to appeal the ruling to the federal Fifth Circuit appellate court.


97-Year-Old Birder Has No Intention Of Slowing Down

Monday, August 26, 2013

At the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is where 97-year-old Karl Haller has been counting birds for decades. Haller says he plans to keep going for as long as he can. He already has been counting birds for more than 50 yers.


Closing Arguments Begin Thursday In Fort Hood Shooting Trial

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The court martial of Army Major Nidal Hasan is heading into its final phases at Fort Hood in Texas. Hasan has elected to offer no defense. Closing arguments begin Thursday morning, and then the case is set to go to the jury. Hasan faces the death penalty, accused of massacring 13 people and shooting 32 others.


Prosecution Rests In Court Martial Of Maj. Nidal Hasan

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The prosecution has wrapped up its case against the former psychiatrist accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is representing himself, will present his case beginning tomorrow.


Young Chefs Disrupt The Barbecue Game In Texas

Monday, August 19, 2013

A new generation of BBQ chefs is making its mark in Texas. We check out a few with Texas Monthly barbecue critic Daniel Vaughn. (This piece originally aired on Morning Edition on July 23, 2013.)