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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 21, 2017

As demonstrators and counter protestors take sides in cities, how’s the showdown over confederate monuments playing out in small town Texas? We’ll have the latest. Also after declaring a phase out at the federal level, the return of private lockups. Texas seems to be a magnet. And water bottles in national parks, making an official…

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Texas Standard: August 23, 2016

Lynch mobs are thriving in Texas, only these days they’re online, and kids are often the victims. Now a push for a law to stop them. Today on the Texas Standard. What’s less likely than this: Donald Trump stumping for votes in the solidly democratic capitol of the reddest of states? We’ll hear what really…

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Texas Standard: August 18, 2016

The Aleppo boy in the ambulance – could a haunting photo mark a tipping point in what’s been called a forever war? The case today on the Texas Standard. The feds are phasing out private prisons. How did we get there in the first place? Would you believe Texas led the way? Also the dwindling…

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Texas Standard: May 3, 2016

When he started, few would have cast him as the Republican establishment’s pick for President. Tonight is it Cruz’ last stand? That story today on the Texas Standard The worst of the rain may be gone, but perhaps not the worst of the floods. Environmentalists worry about what may be an overlooked concern showing up…

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Texas Standard: October 8th, 2015

Two firefighters hospitalized in an explosion of chemicals at an East Texas plant. What does it say about the culture of safety? Plus, a historic mass release of federal prison inmates has some south Texas sheriffs on edge. Also, remember when VW urged us to think small? Our commentator suggests some big thinking might be…

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Texas Standard: August 28, 2015

Kids serving hard time in Texas prisons- what happens when they age into adulthood behind bars and are released into society? Also, the shooter who killed two journalists on live TV in Virginia wanted notoriety – should the media deny that to him by limiting coverage of his identity? Plus -why the speed of traffic…

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Texas Standard: July 10, 2015

How hot is too hot for the US Constitution? 150 degrees, perhaps? A new ruling may turn up the heat on Texas prison officials, that’s today on the Texas standard. A Brownsville judge tells the head of homeland security and four other immigration officials to come to his south Texas courtroom, or face contempt charges….

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