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Texas Standard: April 3, 2019

Just two weeks after the petrochemical disaster in Deer Park, another chemical fire at a plant outside of Houston: this one deadly. We’ll have the latest. Plus: 9 dead, 20 injured, nearly 200 arrested and 4 years later, all cases dismissed yesterday without a single conviction. What happened after the Waco biker shootout? And what…

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Texas Standard: May 7, 2018

Decision day on the horizon for the controversial arms deal with Iran. Could there be collateral damage? We’ll explore. Also, the party’s over for the NRA in Dallas. What was said, and left unsaid in the wake of the national convention. Plus: e-scooters scattered about the streets of a growing number of cities. There are…

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Texas Standard: January 1, 2018

From a crisis in Teacher Retirement to the never ending Twin Peaks saga, a massacre in south Texas and a hurricane named Harvey. This hour, its all things reconsidered as we look back in the rearview at the top stories in Texas in 2017. From a historic storm that literally and figuratively forever altered the…

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Texas Standard: October 20, 2017

Until now, president Trump’s wall has been more of a symbol than anything else: now something far more concrete emerges at the border, we’ll have details. Also, cities across Texas racing to annex land before December 1st. What’s pushing the land rush, and the pushback from homeowners: it’s starting to get ugly. And sleepless over…

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Texas Standard: September 13, 2017

Those Texas political maps ruled as drafted with discriminatory intent? The supreme court says they’re staying for now, we’ll have the latest. Plus, something weird happening in Waco? A certain disorder in the court as the first trials get underway in the so-called twin peaks biker shootout story, we’ll explore. And in El Paso the…

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Texas Standard: May 17, 2017

What did he know and when did he know it? That’s so 1973. Today’s question: did president Trump attempt to obstruct justice? We’ll explore. Also: it’s been two years since the biker shootout in Waco, more than a hundred 70 arrested and charged, but not a single opening argument yet. What’s the explanation? We’ll take…

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Texas Standard: June 16, 2016

More than 170 arrested, 9 killed, more than 12 months later…not a single trial. But now: no more gag order. A waco biker tells his story today on the Texas Standard. Also: after Orlando, more demands for gun control, blocked by the NRA what some call the most powerful lobby in the country. But is…

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Texas Standard: May 16, 2016

Is there a way to stop skyrocketing prescription prices? A Texas congressman calls for aggressive therapy, we’ll explore. Also should drugs developed with taxpayer support have the patents pulled when prices get too high? A Texas democrat rallies his colleagues to push the Obama administration to do just that. We’ll talk with him. Plus nine…

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Texas Standard: April 7, 2016

An attrition rate of more than 90 percent? As nursing homes get more patients, nurses flee for better paying jobs. Also after nearly a year the first full length video from the biker shootout in Waco. And what do the pictures tell ya? We’ll explore. Also, the rapid rise of ME-TV plus, a farewell to…

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Texas Standard: October 30, 2015

Shots fired at a restaurant, bikers run for cover- finally some real pictures of what happened in Waco and what they tell us. Plus is Ali Ben Katif qualified to lead Sudan? Don’t feel bad if you don’t know the answer, because there is no such person- but there just might be something called a…

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Texas Standard: October 1, 2015

We’re Waco police lying in wait for bikers back in May? More than 4 months after a deadly shootout, an eyewitness narrative emerges. And a time to lift the oil export ban? The case pro and con. Also, Hollywood’s vision of the wild west… the spirits were brave, the guns were six shooters, and men…

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Texas Standard: September 15, 2015

The clock is ticking on the Waco biker shootout case: nine dead, 177 arrested, no formal charges-does it add up? Also, Rick Perry never made it to the big stage in the debates, never polled high enough. With the next event set for tomorrow night, has the structure of the debates become a self-fulfilling prophecy?…

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Texas Standard: August 14, 2015

Three months after shootout that made world headlines what do new autopsies tell us about what really happened in Waco? Also, Not San Francisco, not Miami, not Houston- across the entire US, few places are as red hot for residential real estate as Plano, Texas. And this time, it doesn’t look like a bubble. We’ll…

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