Juneteenth Is Now A Federal Holiday

June 19 is a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, marking the day enslaved people in Texas were finally freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.


Galveston Unpacks Juneteenth History With New Downtown Mural

This weekend, Texans will celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day enslaved African-Americans were liberated in Texas -- more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. That happened when Union troops arrived in Galveston, where on Saturday many will celebrate with a Juneteenth parade and the dedication of a new mural.

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Changes In Jury Duty (June 15, 2021)

On Tuesday's show: Improvements in Harris County jury duty service, City Councilmember Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers questions, and major deadlines approach for COVID-19 economic relief.