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Texas Standard: September 8, 2020

The governor’s plan for a DPS takeover of Austin Police, how would that work exactly? The politics of policing, it’s not just Austin in the spotlight: the Dallas police Chief facing calls for her removal after protests this summer over police brutality, we’ll have the latest. And back to school day for many statewide, many…

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The Man Who Led The Battle Against Yellow Fever

By W. F. Strong I’m walking on the veranda of the Gorgas Building at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville. It’s named for the famous Army physician, William Gorgas, who was sent here to Fort Brown in 1882. This building was already here when he was. It was the hospital he ran. What he would learn here, and…

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Delicious Irritant

Something got you itching? Could be a bug, an allergy — or perhaps it’s just that person over there. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: July 17, 2018

It’s being called by some treasonous; more and more Republicans now breaking with the President. Words matter. We’ll try to decode them. Also, MS-13, a hyper violent gang from Central America at the center of a new litmus test in U.S. politics. How much of a threat does the gang really pose in the Lone…

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Texas Standard: September 7, 2017

After Harvey, next Rita, and another hurricane building in the Gulf of Mexico. We’re monitoring the latest on all three fronts today. Plus, for the first time in recent memory, members of the Texas delegation to the US House will do something they haven’t before: republicans and democrats will meet in the same room for…

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Texas Standard: May 12, 2016

It was a deadly explosion that rocked a sense of security…3 years later, another jolt shaking the town of west Texas. We’ll explore. Texas is home to one of the largest squads of mosquito fighters in the country, but are they big enough to tackle the new threat of Zika… Also, a tempest in a…

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Texas Standard: March 9, 2016

Tornados touch down in north Texas…after a warm dry winter, you may want to break out the wetsuit for spring. Also- they turn out at rallies, their registration numbers are formidable…but on election day the Texas Democrat doesn’t tend to vote, despite the fact that demographics suggest they could change the political complexion of the…

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Zika Virus

Texas is implementing a targeted strike against mosquito breeding grounds to keep the Zika Virus at bay. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

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