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Jefferson Davis Highway: The Persistence Of A Confederate Memorial

By W.F. Strong On July 29, 1925 — a full 60 years after the American Civil War — Miss Decca Lamar West of Waco, Texas, wrote a strongly worded letter to Chief Thomas H. MacDonald, the head of what was then the Federal Bureau of Public Roads. Miss West was an influential member of the…

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Texas Standard: July 1, 2020

In what would normally be the height of the summer season for Corpus Christi, new restrictions go into effect. But do they go far enough? Our conversation with the mayor of Corpus Christi as regional ICU bed space reaches single digit levels, and also an update on the situation in Dallas. Plus a surprising backyard…

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Texas Standard: August 17, 2015

The UT Austin statue of Jefferson Davis was supposed to move to a museum this weekend…Why that didn’t happen, and we talk with Davis’ great great grandson on today’s Texas Standard. A Texas man is sentenced- to marriage? Turns out some judges like to hand out strange punishments. Also, hacking into medical devices. And waiting…

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