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Texas Standard: March 21, 2019

With oil and gas revenues rolling in and the state’s savings account hitting record highs, Texas lawmakers get set to make a record withdrawal. Though the formal name for the fund makes no mention of rainy days, several days of rain back in 2017 will finally hit the Rainy Day Fund rather hard. We’ll hear…

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Texas Standard: March 27, 2018

A one on one debrief with the interim police chief of the Texas capitol city in the aftermath of the serial bomber, we’ll explore the latest details in the case. Also, Facebook is in meltdown mode with users leaving investigations opening and calls for regulation or more. What digital privacy protections exist for Texans? We’ll…

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Texas Standard: July 6, 2017

The US Russian divide used to be described as a cold war. Today, more evidence its become something more like a hostage crisis, we’ll have the story. Also a year ago this week: tragedy in downtown Dallas. 5 officers shot dead at an otherwise peaceful protest. What its like to be a cop in the…

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Texas Standard: January 28, 2016

Could 2016 mark a change bigger than the Reagan revolution? Texans reconsider what it means to be Republican. We’ll explore. Also, Robert Gates served presidents of both parties- what the former defense secretary, spymaster and Texas A&M President now sees as the biggest threat to national security. And the market meltdown in China has sent…

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Texas Peaches

In the Texas Hill Country, stands are set up on the sides of roads hawking “Fredricksburg peaches” by the pound. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Kari Anne Roy.

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