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Texas Standard: February 5, 2016

Trouble right there in Crystal city, with a capital C and that rhymes with B and that stands for… Bribery? The mayor, the city manager, all but one city council member swept up in an epic corruption bust in south Texas…we’ll have details. Also-rethinking DNA: new science could mean a massive number of convictions tossed…

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Texas Standard: February 4, 2016

We can’t yet call it the great oil blowout of the early 21st century,or can we? A dark announcement from a major Texas company. Also Texas jailhouse deaths have been making headlines here and across the nation…so why is the largest city in Texas cutting jail inspectors? And we’ve all heard that California’s losing tech…

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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: January 19, 2016

What does the governor of Texas want from Israel? How his visit changed from an economic agenda to a political posture. Governor Greg Abbott restates his opposition to Iran during a one on one with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Another Texan planning for higher office? Also a Texas man freed in the Iran prisoner…

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Texas Standard: January 12, 2016

Texas set to announce a crack down on 21st century slavery. We’ll meet the woman in charge and why she’s doing it. Also the Houston based head of one of the nation’s most notorious biker gangs convinces a judge he’s no flight risk: why federal officials have set their sights on the Bandidos. And what’s…

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Texas Standard: January 7, 2016

The Texas trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland has been indicted…for perjury. It was one, simple sentence that got him in trouble. Plus how can you tell if someone is mentally healthy enough to buy and use a gun? Also, we’ll talk about the future of football and yes, virtual reality has a role here…

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Texas Standard: December 28, 2015

2015 goes out with a roar as wild and deadly storms seize much of Texas. The latest from the hardest hit areas and what’s next. Epic twisters wreak havoc on North Texas as the snow continues to come down out west… reporters Eric Aasen and Tom Michael will tell us what we’re looking at on…

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Texas Standard: December 17, 2015

Congress could be poised to lift a ban on oil exports that’s existed for four decades. We’ll explore why on today’s Texas Standard. Coming up: the fruit that’s actually a berry, that’s native to Texas. And, how about some Texas craft beer to help those bitter berries go down? We’ll sample what some say might…

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Texas Standard: December 3, 2015

The shooting in San Bernardino: what’s it really about and what does it say about society? Are you so sure? Coming to conclusions, today on the Texas Standard. As the world follows the So Cal massacre, Texas goes to court against the Obama administration—the issue: Syrian refugees. And states across the nation are watching. Plus…

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Texas Standard: December 1, 2015

Ted Cruz wants to be President. Born in the USA? Not exactly. Natural born citizen? Who be the judge? You be. Also- a terrorist army raking in half a billion a year from oil. What’s the best strategy for capping a gusher? A potential vacancy raises the question of whether the NBA’s ready for its…

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Texas Standard: November 4, 2015

HERO gets beaten at the ballot box–Houston residents reject a proposed equal rights ordinance. Voters statewide approve billions more for transportation…yet a key lawmaker says it won’t be enough. And the voice of big oil in Texas says more regulation please? Also Alaska, ticking off Texans since 1959…or so goes the bumper sticker. Our commentator…

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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…

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Texas Standard: September 14, 2015

George P. Bush- his day job is Texas Land Commissioner…or is it? All his time away from the office is raising questions and some eyebrows. Also, the easy jokes about glasses and his big oops moment may obscure a larger story rick perry’s failed campaign. Also, at one time, oil was as high as 120…

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Texas Standard: September 8, 2015

The Syrian connection…refugees find new homes deep in the heart of you know where as Washington rejiggers its strategy. Also- a former disgruntled employee returns with a gun…what would you do? In the wake of recent headlines, TX workplaces reconsider their options. Plus the Saudi’s gambled and Texas won—that declaration from the Texas comptroller. And…

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Texas Standard: August 21, 2015

On today’s show the future of women in combat. And, in the land of the oil bust, the repo man looms large. Plus, Houston gets its first electronic flash flood gates. And, what’s it like moving 600 hospital patients, across a sky bridge over a busy street in Dallas. All those stories and more on…

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Texas Standard: July 6, 2015

He’s riding a surge of support causing consternation in Hillary Clinton’s camp. But can Bernie Sanders sell his message to Texans? Coming up Hundreds of skeletal remains, but whose? How did they die? Who’s responsible? Mass Graves in South Texas, and lots of buried questions. Also the oil downturn hits the pulpit with more than…

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June 16, 2015

Disaster recovery teams are activated and millions brace for more rain and Bill takes aim on Texas. We’re on top of the big story today as a tropical storm makes landfall…sparking concerns of flooding from Corpus to Houston, Austin and Northeast Texas… Also The Supreme Court decides not to second guess a North Carolina abortion…

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June 11, 2015

Motorcyclists from all over Texas descend on the state capitol for an annual rally…but in the wake of Waco, the tone could turn political. Also, a hearing which could limit oil and gas activity in an area where where there’s been a whole lotta shakin goin on. Plus, the airline boarding process –are flyers getting…

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July 10, 2015

We gave them 140 days to make a difference in the lives of Texans. What got done, what didn’t and what it means for you on this special edition of the Texas Standard. This hour, we’re teaming up with the Texas Tribune to take on a story that affects nearly 27 million of us who’ll…

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Oil Prices

As Texas Standard has reported many, many, many times over the past few months, oil prices have been all over the place lately. That was Typewriter Rodeo‚Äôs Jodi Edgerton’s inspiration this week.

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