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Texas Standard: August 21, 2019

A major rule change for migrant families in detention just announced which some say could mean families held in detention indefinitely. We’ll have details. Other stories were tracking, a new spring in the step of Texas Democrats. A closer look at a possible shift in the political psychology of the Lone Star State. Also, water…

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Texas Standard: January 22, 2019

When a suspect dies in police custody in Texas, what’s the public’s right to get answers? Critics call it the dead suspect loophole. We’ll take a closer look. Also coming up this hour, a military uprising in Venezuela. Four officials are kidnapped before troops loyal to the president put it down. A coup in the…

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Texas Standard: January 9, 2019

No emergency declaration yet. After the president makes an oval office pitch for his border wall, what if anything has changed? We’ll take a closer look. Also, on the morning after the presidential address on the border wall, the states’ top three officials try to send a message to Texans: they’re a united front when…

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Texas Standard: January 15, 2018

With just under two months til primary voters go to the polls in Texas, the US supreme court wants to weigh in on the state’s election maps. We’ll explore what that means. Also, after a bitter legislative session in 2017, an unlikely coalition of republicans and democrats are going after the Lt. Governor, and there…

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Texas Standard: August 8, 2017

A meeting months in the making – with just about a week left for lawmaking in the special session, Speaker Straus and Lt. Gov. Patrick have a face-to-face. We’ll have the details. Plus, after last month’s deadly discovery in San Antonio of migrants smuggled inside a tractor-trailer, Texas is all the talk at the largest…

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Texas Standard: August 2, 2017

The Affirmative Action pendulum could swing yet again. What a new document suggests about plans inside the DOJ. It wasn’t long ago the Supreme Court sided with the University of Texas’ use of affirmative action. A new administration could bring back the debate. Plus, President Trump’s proposed Border Wall may be coming sooner than expected…

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Texas Standard: April 10, 2017

In an arm wrestling match between Dan Patrick and Joe Strauss who wins? Wanna bet 218 billion on it? What looks like a power shift. From bathroom choice to school choice, a string of defeats for high profile bills raises a question at the capitol: who’s really in charge here? R.G. Ratcliffe of Texas Monthly…

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Texas Standard: November 30, 2016

Not since 2008 has OPEC cut oil production. But now, it appears, it’s happening. And it’s raising prices and moods across Texas, we’ll have the latest. Also two chambers, two republican leaders, two very different ways of doing business, and two very different agendas. What’s the divide between lieutenant governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker…

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Texas Standard: February 2, 2016

File under Trumped: Did the army of Texans in Iowa put Ted Cruz over top? The Lt. Governor joins us from Des Moines. Also the spread of the Zika virus now an international emergency and more cases discovered in Texas. 5 things you need to know now. And is technology turning Texas police officers into…

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Texas Standard: September 3, 2015

Red hot rhetoric, violence against those who wear the badge- Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick calls on a show of respect for law enforcement and a shift of focus for the media…and he’s passionate about it as your about to hear. Also, just how anonymous are you really whenever you’re online? Did an editorial in…

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What Happened Before and After Texas’s 1st Legal Gay Marriage

You may have already heard about the marriage of Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant. But do you know what happened in the hour before that ceremony and the hours that followed? Let’s spend a few minutes explaining what happened, and maybe more importantly, what happens next.

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Border Security and the Battle Lines in Austin

A debate over how much to fund border security, and what to do with that money, highlighted differences in the Texas House and Senate this week. Agenda Texas is KUT’s weekly report on the Texas Legislative session. Each week we’ll take a deeper look into the policies being considered and explain what they could mean…

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