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Texas Standard: December 5, 2018

National day of mourning. We’ll remember a president but also ask: how much pomp and circumstance is appropriate? We’ll take a look. Also, Texas voters re-elected Attorney General Ken Paxton last month. So what’s the latest with the criminal accusations against him? We’ll check in. And for most of us black holes in the universe…

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Texas Standard: November 8, 2018

Lost in large part in the immediate aftermath of the midterms: do you really know what’s changed in the Texas legislature? We’ll get you up to speed. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick may have held on to his partisan supermajority, but he may have a tougher fight over issues of social conservatism. Two state lawmakers, a…

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Texas Standard: September 26, 2018

The Texas Attorney General is now getting involved in a court fight over whether Texas school children should be required to say the pledge of allegiance, we’ll explore the implications. Also, should toothless inmates in Texas be provided dentures? Right now, many are not. We’ll take a look at the policy some say needs to…

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Texas Standard: August 8, 2018

A bunch of attorneys shined up their shoes this morning, they’re heading to court to for Texas v Nielsen, we’ll look at the details. Plus, Houston cops are learning to speak Mandarin, hoping to fill a huge void. And I know you’ve heard about Mexico’s drug war, but you’ve never heard it this way? A…

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Texas Standard: June 27, 2018

A court order: the government has 30 days to reunite families separated at the border…and it appears some big changes are already happening, we’ll have the latest. Also, a surprise upset win by a socialist candidate over a high ranking congressman in New York’s primaries last night is reverberating across the country. What about right…

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Texas Standard: March 7, 2018

Greg Abbott goes one for three, democrats from Houston and Dallas to duke it out for the governors race, and more takeaways from the primaries. And another emerging theme for Texas politics in 2018: the female factor. We’ll explain. Also, the most expensive battle in the Texas primaries goes to the woman. We’ll have the…

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Texas Standard: October 6, 2017

They are the best numbers in more than 15 years but the worst in 20. The new job reports take a hit from hurricanes, we’ll have the latest. Plus, more legal concerns for Ken Paxton? A Texas prosecutor says she’s investigating whether bribery charges are warranted. We’ll have details plus reaction from the attorney general….

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Texas Standard: March 16, 2017

A tweak to a plan to ban sanctuary cities statewide: one that could make a big difference at the side of the road, we’ll explore. Also jammed 911 lines blamed for two deaths in Dallas: is a cellphone glitch gumming up the whole emergency system? And a regulation aimed at preventing another west, suddenly headed…

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Texas Standard: August 11, 2016

Maybe you thought the battle in the so-called transgender bathroom wars was winding down. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton isn’t giving up, and he’s got ten other states behind him. We’ll explore. Also a program that provides tuition for veterans, unique to Texas, is costing universities more and more every year. The question, how to…

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Texas Standard: July 28, 2016

Hillary in Texas: who was that prime connection from the 70’s her husband name checked at the convention? We’ll explore the backstory. Also if you’re an attorney general, when is it ok to take a donation from the owner of a company your office is investigating? Plus you remember the line when you wish upon…

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Texas Standard: April 12, 2016

He’s been investigated by the sate bar, indicted by Collin County, now the Feds have filed charges too. Paxton under pressure. We’ll explore. Also is Julian Castro progressive enough to serve as vice president? We’ll hear about a movement aimed at keeping the Texas Democrat off a potential white house ticket. A new viral threat…

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Texas Standard: January 22, 2016

In the brawl for the Republican nomination in Iowa- influential conservative intellectuals come out swinging against the man standing in the way of Ted Cruz. But will any of this matter for the U-S Senator from Texas? Plus the latest Texas jobs report shows unemployment ticking slightly higher. But if you’re a woman over 50,…

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Texas Standard: August 6, 2015

Texas’s strict voter ID law struck down? Not so fast. Despite what you may have heard, voters are still very much in limbo. Also, deja vu for an embattled attorney general who faces even more legal trouble, this time possible contempt over same sex marriage laws. We’ll explain. And the FCC may well cut the…

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Texas Standard: August 5, 2015

A mugshot, a missing towel, a trifle? Or a sign that the well connected in Texas get white collar justice? The controversy today on the Texas Standard. Also, he’s a Texan with big plans and he’s having a very special guest over for dinner. We’ll hear why Hillary Clinton’s accepted the invitation, and what both…

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Texas Standard: August 3, 2015

The top lawman in Texas indicted on three felony counts. What this means for a Tea Party favorite and for the state as a whole–today on the Texas Standard. Sweeping new curbs on carbon, and how Texas plans to respond. Also seeking sanctuary: a Guatemalan living in a Texas church, fearful of deportation because she’s…

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Texas Standard: July 2, 2015

The top law enforcer in Texas faces possible first degree felony charges- the case of Attorney General Ken Paxton, today on the Texas Standard. Also, historically black churches burn in the deep south…leaving some congregants in Texas fearful and torn. The rains of 2015—the fishing industry fears net losses…but for fireworks vendors, some serious green….

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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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