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Texas Standard: February 8, 2019

The confirmation of a republican Governor Secretary of State nominee: a slam dunk in the republican led Texas senate? Not this time. David Whitley facing an uphill battle to be confirmed as Secretary of State after questioning the citizenship of almost 100 thousand Texas voters, we’ll hear the latest. Also, Senator John Cornyn set for…

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Texas Standard: July 4, 2018

Two years after Fisher vs. University of Texas, the Trump administration urges colleges to drop consideration of race in admissions, we’ll look at the implications. Also, how a debate over water flowing from Georgia to Florida is trickling into Texas. And 20 years ago this summer, a Texan trying to save his job not only…

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Custom License Plates

Putting a personalized license plate on your car could be about you, or it could be about a team you love, or maybe one you hate. They’re also a win for the state treasury.

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Wind

Alternative energy sources were the inspiration of this poem. Along with what you might call alternative alternative energy sources.

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Texas Standard: March 15, 2017

Two Texas lawmakers may have discovered a cure for what ails our political process. The catch: someone’s gotta pay for the gas. Also all across the US the numbers grow to nearly 500 so-called sanctuary cities and jurisdictions. That number may be about to shrink: lawmakers hear from everyday Texans on a bill to draw…

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Texas Standard: March 8, 2017

Obamacare, but for how much longer? How does what’s been called repeal and replace stand to affect Texans? Answers and more questions today. Also as many servicemen and women once stationed in Afghanistan return to Texas, new boots on the ground over there: Chinese boots. We’ll explore. And give me your tired, your very poor,…

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Willie Nelson

It’s a common misconception that all Texans love country music. Sure, a lot of us do but you’ll find plenty of Texans that just don’t care for it. Unless it’s Willie Nelson. We all love Willie.

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Texas Standard: October 10, 2016

On the weekend of apparent armageddon for the GOP, howls of outrage, but any change in Texas support for Donald Trump? We’ll explore. Also our roundtable of editors from some of the cities in Texas that don’t often get heard in the national conversation. And with mere hours to go before the voter registration deadline,…

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Texas Standard: March 23, 2016

Did a Texas DA instruct a prosecutor to strike jurors on the basis of race? How do you define “instruct”? We’ll explore. Also if you want to be big in business you could get an MBA or you could watch what the drug cartels are doing south of the border. We’ll hear about Narco-nomics. Plus,…

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Learning to Two-Step

So you think you can dance? In Texas, you don’t really know how until you’ve mastered the Two-Step. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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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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