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Texas Standard: December 10, 2019

Deadline for getting on the ballot in Texas comes and goes. We’ll take a look at what the list of candidates may or may not tell us about an evolution in Texas politics. Also, years ago alarm bells sounded over a high rate of maternal mortality in Texas. Then the data was found to be…

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Texas Standard: October 30, 2019

It’s not pay for play, but college athletes won’t have to turn away endorsement dollars. A shakeup in the big buck business of college sports? We’ll have the story. Also a shortage of water at an ice detention center. What we know about conditions and what we don’t…and why. And the latest numbers on Texas…

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Texas Standard: October 9, 2019

What does sex mean? What’s at issue as the Supreme Court considers whether federal law prohibits discrimination against people who identify as LGBTQ. We’ll have the latest. Also, sparks fly as a Texas professor wins the Nobel Prize for his work on batteries, we’ll have details. And new numbers raise new questions over Border Patrol…

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Texas Standard: November 30, 2018

The next version of NAFTA now signed by all three countries, but it’s far from a done deal. On Capitol Hill, the push back’s bipartisan, we’ll hear why and whether it could cause the pact to unravel. Also picture this: you’re pulled over at the side of the road and the trooper asks to see…

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Texas Standard: July 23, 2018

The endangered species act, now on the endangered list? Activists and environmentalist sound alarms, we’ll learn more. And as we fast approach the anniversary of Harvey and plunge further into hurricane season, rescue efforts underway for the National Flood Insurance program. We’ll hear what’s happening, and why they’re underwater. Also, ranchers balk at a plan…

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Texas Standard: June 6, 2018

It was the biggest primary day so far. On the day after, what do the numbers tell Texas about the shape of the midterms to come? We’ll explore. Also, there’ve been lawsuits and noisy protests against school boards across the state as some districts move to replace failing schools with charter partnerships. What’s behind the…

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Texas Standard: June 4, 2018

After sexual abuse and other scandals, the agency that oversees juvenile justice in Texas puts out a plan for a major overhaul. But will it be enough? We’ll have details. Also, the highest court in in the state takes a step that effectively forces Texas to reveal something it doesn’t want to: the name of…

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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: April 13, 2018

Though you may have heard about James Comey’s book, have you heard how the president may be planning to fire back? The scoop on Scooter today on the Texas Standard. Long before President Trump claimed to be the target of a witch hunt, the ally of a powerful Texan complained he too was the target…

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Texas Standard: January 19, 2018

Not ready for Prime time? Houstonians wonder how they missed out as two other Texas cities make Amazon’s cut for a possible second HQ, we’ll have the latest. Also, when disaster strikes, who’s gotcha covered? A new investigation by the Austin American Statesman finds billions of dollars in Texas state property uninsured, and taxpayers routinely…

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Texas Standard: December 14, 2017

With new allegations of of an abusive office culture laced with sexually demeaning language, a Texas congressman says he’s calling it quits. The US congressman from Corpus Christi: Blake Farenthold pulls the plug on his re-election bid, but says he plans to serve the remainder of his term. The tipping point? We’ll explore. Also, in…

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Texas Standard: December 7, 2017

Should a gun license be treated like a drivers license? So one could carry anywhere in the US? The house green lights a landmark gun bill, we’ll have the latest. Also, he may not be a seasoned politician, but politics has long been part of his life. The son of a former governor becomes the…

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Texas Standard: December 1, 2017

The last man standing from the class of ’84 says goodbye to congress. Is this a start to a sea change in Texas Politics? We’ll have the latest. Also, a bill to authorize the army and navy to take over law enforcement south of the border. An essential step to stop the cartels or a…

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Texas Standard: August 30, 2017

Roadsigns down, trees uprooted, power and food in short supply- but on the horizon, unmistakable signs of hope. The road to recovery, today on the Texas Standard As Tropical Storm Harvey moves northeast dumping torrential rain on the golden triangle and the Texas / Louisiana border, recovery eforts kick into gear further south. Today we’re…

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Texas Standard: June 21, 2017

Who are the best and who are the worst legislators in the 2017 session? It’s the list that’s got Texans talking on this Wednesday, we’ll hear why. Also the new bill outlawing so-called sanctuary cities doesn’t take effect until the fall, which leaves cities and counties exactly where when it comes to who do detain…

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Texas Standard: November 18, 2016

According to some in Sacramento, the election outcome is an existential threat. Has California become the new Texas? Plus Texas has legalized the medical use of cannabis oil, but the fees for doing business may make it impossible. A co author of the bill wonders if that wasn’t part of the plan, we’ll hear from…

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Texas Standard: August 30, 2016

First it was federal prisons. Now, what could be a sea change in how the US handles families crossing the border. Also can Texas hold it’s liquor laws? A sobering challenge from the nation’s biggest brick and mortar retailer, and billions of dollars in the balance. Plus in advance of a major storm expected on…

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Texas Standard: June 14, 2016

It has been described as an unspeakable act, but how we’re speaking about it may say a lot about who we are as a people. We’ll explore. Also would you give up your rights for an insurance discount? So reads the headline in the Dallas Morning news…we’ll hear about a provocative proposal for a state…

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Texas Standard: January 4, 2016

After disaster strikes, financial relief can’t come quick enough. But now a warning about fast cash after the North Texas twisters, today on the Texas Standard. Plus- when attorneys can’t afford attorneys there may be a problem, we’ll explore. Also the yield could be big but the crash could be bigger- why junk bonds have…

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