Archives

Texas Standard: April 1, 2020

The governor issues new orders on social distancing. Just don’t call em shelter in place. We’ll take a closer look at the packaging of a statewide pandemic response. And religious gathers now considered essential in the Lone Star State. Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune with more on the Governor’s latest guidelines. Also rapid turnaround…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: January 14, 2020

Texas offers one of the biggest delegate prizes in all the U.S. Are the democrats in this years presidential contest taking Texas seriously? We’ll take a closer look at how far the candidates are going to win over Texas voters, and what’s at stake. Also, as candidates focus their energies on places like Iowa, should…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: January 13, 2020

After an executive order from the Trump administration, Texas becomes the first state to opt out of future refugee resettlement. We’ll have the latest. Also, a New York billionaire tours Texas by bus trying to make inroads in his presidential campaign. For Michael Bloomberg, the stakes are high. And a disturbing affair in the world…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: February 6, 2019

The State of the State and the State of the Union: after speeches by Governor Abbott and President Trump, what happens next? Governor Abbott issues what he calls emergency items for Texas lawmakers and President Trump calls for unity but presses for a hard line on the border, we’ll take a closer look. Also a…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: October 1, 2018

A deal between the U.S. Mexico and Canada goes down to the wire with agreement reached at the eleventh hour, and yet it’s NAFTA no more. What used to be called the North American Free Trade Agreement has a new name and some new rules. We’ll walk thru the changes in what’s now being called…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: June 16, 2017

Amazon’s virtual retail revolution just got a whole lot more real: a 14 Billion dollar purchase of Texas based Whole Foods, we’ll have the latest. Also is there anything more American than baseball? As congress explores bipartisan huddles, its an inter-party rivalry causing sparks. The latest move: the governor’s veto of scores of just passed…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: January 11, 2016

What El Chapo’s arrest means for US Mexico relations and why the heck was he hanging out in the jungle with Sean Penn? How did Hollywood manage to get shorty when law enforcement on both sides of the border said they couldn’t? Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants to rewrite the US Constitution, sort of… why…

Tags: , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: December 2, 2015

Governor Abbot tries to convince a not-quite Capitalist Cuba that Texas would made a good business partner. The Sandra Bland case put suicides in Texas Jails on the radar- but with scores of suicides in recent years, where were the alarm bells before? Also- a ban on big gulps? Maybe a bridge too far. But…

Tags: , , , , ,

Texas Standard: October 27, 2015

To BBQ or not to BBQ is that the question? How the new report on meat and carcinogens might actually change public policy. Also- sanctuary city policies will not be tolerated in Texas says Governor Greg Abbot in a letter to Dallas County’s sheriff…we’ll hear about the implications. Plus- losing bets on big oil- it’s…

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: October 7, 2015

Rick Perry said it was impossible but his successor disagrees. A dramatic 180 on the issue of ending rape in Texas prisons. Plus, only days after an explosion which sent four to the hospital at an east Texas chemical plant, the company says its returning to business as usual despite a safety investigation that’s far…

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: June 22, 2015

After protests and hunger strikes freedom for scores of south Texas detainees…congressman Joaquin Castro joins us. $300 million in spending cuts…with the stroke of the governor’s pen. We’ll hear what got dropped over the weekend, and what it means for the bigger picture. Using well water in the Barnett shale could be hazardous to your…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,