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Texas Standard: May 15, 2019

A potential challenge to Rowe vs. Wade by Alabama lawmakers as a federal appeals court hears a Texas case that could sharply curb abortion access, we’ll have the latest. Also thousands of fish, crabs and other sea life wash up dead along Galveston bay. Oystering there is closed until further notice. A clampdown on seafood…

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Texas Standard: March 6, 2019

The senate approves pay raises for Texas teachers. The House has a bill of its own. What does it add up to for school reform in a larger sense? We’ll try to reconcile the differences between two approaches for fixing Texas public schools. Also, here’s a sentence some thought they’d never hear: the push to…

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Texas Standard: January 18, 2019

A federal appeals court hands the state of Texas a major victory in its fight to defund planned parenthood, we’ll have details. Also, after spending millions fighting civil rights lawsuits over cash bail, Harris county does a dramatic about face, pledging to end a system critics say discriminates against the poor. And what’s in the…

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Texas Standard: June 12, 2017

An election upset in one of the biggest cities in Texas. We’ll meet the newly elected mayor of San Antonio: Ron Nirenberg. Also, a major decision in a case involving the legality of detaining undocumented immigrants. And it comes from the judge who’ll be hearing a challenge to the so called show me your papers…

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Texas Standard: February 22, 2017

Picture this: the US orders new deportation camps set up along the Mexico border. Unrealistic? Mexico doesn’t think so, we’ll have the latest. Plus with the Trump administration announcing new deportation orders, where does that leave Mexican nationals in the US previously permitted to stay under deferred action? The view from a place called limbo….

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Texas Standard: January 17, 2017

Remember those secretly recorded planned parenthood videos? Though debunked, they’re back. And the stakes are high for Texas. Also, seldom does Texas willingly go the way of California or Hawaii…but when it comes to cigarettes, change may be in the air. We’ll hear why. And what did they know and when did they know it:…

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Texas Standard: December 22, 2016

A foreign government cyberattacks the election. The US president pushes back. But is the response big enough to satisfy Texas? We’ll explore. Scores of Texas hospitals on a list for federal cuts and why in this case the injuries might be self-inflicted. Also: the doctor sees the symptoms, but what about the whole person? We’ll…

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Texas Standard: December 21, 2016

Texas officials fulfill a promise: no more Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood. The implications and what comes next. Plus a multi million dollar emergency infusion for child protective services. The plan: hire new caseworkers and give raises to keep others from leaving. But there’s a hitch, just in time for the holidays. We’ll hear about…

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Texas Standard: January 26, 2016

In today’s episode of as the tables turn- planned parenthood gets cleared of wrongdoing. Secret videographers get indicted. More on the surprise decision by a harris county grand jury looking into Planned Parenthood…and the outcome top state officials did not see coming. If you’re a landlord in Texas, should you have to ask your tenants…

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Texas Standard: October 23, 2015

Football games cancelled, and weather officials warn ‘we’re just getting started’ as a flood threat stretches statewide- the latest on todays Texas Standard. Raids on planned parenthood centers across the state. What are investigators looking for and why? Also saving the streets of Laredo: old buildings at the center of a fight between progress and…

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Texas Standard: October 20, 2015

Surreptitious videos and the firestorm that followed spurs Texas to cut off money for Planned Parenthood. What’s next? We’ll explore. Plus, Hillary Clinton releases her list of Texas endorsees…but some on the list complain they never signed on…what’s behind the mixup? Also a Texas town sitting on top of one of the world’s biggest liquefied…

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Texas Standard: July 15, 2015

Day one of Jade Helm 15–after all the jokes about Americans invading Texas, how do folks on the home front really feel? That’s today on the Texas Standard. With a new investigation launched by the Governor’s office, Planned Parenthood is again on the defensive. We’ll have details. Also, the new energy boom—and no, it;s not…

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