Texas Road Trip!

Millions of Texans are hitting the roads this weekend for Memorial Day. Soon, it’ll be time for the Texas road trip – you know, where you drive ten hours and are STILL in Texas! That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Sean Petrie.

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Presidential Hope

Texas is likely to have several representatives in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is stumping and it’s been announced that former Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce… that was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie this week.

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The Texas Coast

Texas is big and the landscape is varied. One of the destinations getting a lot of attention this time of year is the Gulf Coast. That was Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy’s inspiration this week.

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It’s seems like at least weekly these days that we hear about a new way someone is using drones. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by David Fruchter.

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Gettin’ Real in Texas

Most Texans now live in urban areas but there’s still a big farming and ranching culture in the state. That was Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter’s inspiration this week.

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Ah, it’s the best time of the year. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and…the pollen is high. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo by Sean Petrie.

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You know what they say about death and taxes… the approaching IRS deadline was Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy’s inspiration this week.

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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’s Jodi Edgerton’s inspiration this week.

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Wildflower Season in Texas

Along Texas highways, wildflowers are popping up – giving commuters something interesting to look at when they’re stuck in traffic. That was Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy’s inspiration this week.

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It’s Spring!

Spring has sprung in Texas. The weather is mild, the wildflowers are blooming…. and the scorching hot weather of the summer is just around the corner. Jodi Egerton with Typewriter Rodeo clicked out this spring poem on her vintage typewriter.

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It’s Spring Break in Texas

Students across the Lone Star State are thrilled. They are on – or are about to be on – Spring Break. But, as Kari Anne Roy with the Typewriter Rodeo writes, parents across the Lone Star State may not exactly be celebrating.

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Texas Winter Drivers

Texas dealt with another round of winter weather this week. Some of it in North Texas was genuinely serious. Some of it in Central Texas – not so much. Sean Petrie with Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo writes this week about how the average Texan doesn’t have that much experience with icy roads.

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A Poem for Texas Independence Day

Monday, March 2 is Texas Independence Day – and the first day Texas Standard begins airing statewide! To celebrate, we asked Sean Petrie with Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo to pen a poem.

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Perry ‘Getting Over the Oops’

Since leaving the governor’s mansion after 14 years and 61 days in office, Rick Perry takes on his next challenge: getting over some of the “oops” moments he collected over his tenure. Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter calls upon the blunders of ex-governor Rick Perry to inspire this week’s poem.

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A Texas Valentine’s Day Poem

Valentine’s Day is this weekend – and what’s more romantic than a heart-felt poem written just for the one you love? But wait! Don’t have a rhyming bone in your body? Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton has you covered.

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The Texas Legislature is Back in Session

Tuesday marked the beginning of the 84th Texas Legislature. Thousands of lawmakers returned to the State Capitol in Austin for the 140-day session. Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton wrote a special poem to welcome the legislators and a hopeful 2015.

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