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Texas Standard: October 22, 2019

Huge political news in the Lone Star state as one of the most powerful politicians in Texas government says he won’t seek reelection amid scandal. We’ll have the latest on House speaker Dennis Bonnens decision. Also, the Texas city once hyped as greenest in the nation is now suing to get out of its solar…

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Severe Weather Alerts

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for parts of the state over the weekend. Texans also know to keep there eyes and ears out for anything that could be more severe. That was the inspiration for this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: March 8, 2016

Fire at a petroleum plant: an explosion? No one’s quite sure, but what we do know it was operating illegally. Business as usual? That’s today on the Texas Standard. Coming up, California has the big one…so does Texas—only ours is less likely to be a quake than a storm. We’ll hear about the research and…

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Texas Standard: November 17, 2015

Last weekend it was Paris, next they warn Washington. What top intelligence officials tell us about how to stop the so called islamic state. And as storms sweep the state, a new study shown billions in damage to Texas roads…from weather alone. We’ll do the numbers. Also Texas Textbooks revisited: a push to get the…

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El Niño

Communities across the state are still recovering from the Memorial Day floods brought on by El Niño. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter this week.

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May 29, 2015

Storms pummel Texas again. More than half foot of rain around Dallas, rivers rising near Houston and elsewhere….so what can we do to help? We’ll get the latest on new flooding and recovery efforts — and we’ll hear from a United Way leader on how to lend a helping hand. Plus, the end of the…

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May 26, 2015

The Memorial Day floods of 2015-Texas tossed by storms statewide. From Houston to Hill Country, Del Rio to Dallas…an epic downpour tosses cars along interstate off ramps drowning downtown streets and leaving hundreds seeking shelter. Also, the tempest inside the Texas legislature over new abortion restrictions. And concerns about foster care and the rights of…

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