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Texas Standard: November 9, 2017

A Texas senator says there’s bipartisan support for a bill some are calling gun control. This in the wake of the attack at Sutherland Springs. Four days after the church shooting, nearby communities lock arms for the largest public gathering there since the tragedy. And after election day, time to get ready for, election day?…

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Texas Standard: October 11, 2017

Published reports say the US set to decertify the nuclear agreement with Iran. Deal or no deal? And what’s the big deal for Texans? We’ll explore. Also, the question a lot of folks in lubbock and way beyond are asking right now: how could a student get a gun into a Texas Tech police facility?…

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Texas Standard: September 5, 2017

Getting back to business across Harvey-hit Texas: it was no holiday weekend for roughly 1 in 3 in the Lone Star State. The mucking, the cleanup, the drywall, the carpet, the debris left behind by harvey: put it all together and how much is there and where does it go? And what about all that…

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Texas Standard: August 17, 2017

The debate over confederate monuments is now inside the Texas capitol with a state lawmaker asking for a confederate symbol to removed. We’ll explore and tell you what the governor is saying about confederate monument. Also: people living on the gulf coast take on one of the nation’s largest plastics plants, saying it’s been polluting…

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Texas Standard: July 20, 2017

An historic selection to head the police force of one Texas’ biggest cities. The changing face of law enforcement- today on the Texas Standard You’re getting a raise! Now that’s something you’d expect Texas teachers to get behind, right? So why are so many holding their noses over the governor’s plan? South of the border…

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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: October 20, 2016

Three keys to last night’s debate: Hombre, Nasty, and I’ll keep you in suspense—unlocking the rhetoric today on the Texas Standard. If the first wave was Texas shifting from rural to urban, what’s next? Some point to what’s happening in our host city today. We’re in Waco, where the Magnolia effect is impossible to ignore….

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Texas Standard: August 18, 2016

In a year of deadly storms, and torrential downpours, one south Texas sheriff is wishing for a hurricane. His radical call for relief near the border, we’ll explore. Also he’s accused of being a deserter but new evidence suggests Bowe Bergdahl wanted to be something else: a Russian mob hitman. We’ll hear the latest on…

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Texas Standard: July 7, 2016

Texas versus New York. There’s clearly a bit of a rivalry there and it may just have heated up over a hot-button issue. Plus Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been quieter since suspending his campaign for president… but his political machine hasn’t slowed down… it may just be re-tooling. Also… 1.4 million Texas public education…

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Texas Standard: June 30, 2016

How hot is it? In a Texas prison, it’s hot enough to kill, and there’s reason to doubt it’ll change anytime soon. Plus- at least 28 cases of flesh eating bacteria confirmed in Texas. Is it safe to go to the Gulf, or a case of media hype? And one unintended consequence of the Texas…

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Texas Standard: April 21, 2016

It’s been dubbed The Texas Economic Miracle, but now a warning: it may be a miracle Texas isn’t sinking. We’ll explore. Plus the state’s top education official gets sued by the state’s association of teachers: at issue the use of standardized tests in teacher evaluations. We’ll have more. Also shutting down tent city: Dallas tries…

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Texas Standard: April 7, 2016

An attrition rate of more than 90 percent? As nursing homes get more patients, nurses flee for better paying jobs. Also after nearly a year the first full length video from the biker shootout in Waco. And what do the pictures tell ya? We’ll explore. Also, the rapid rise of ME-TV plus, a farewell to…

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Texas Standard: March 14, 2016

Condemning his rhetoric but sticking to his pledge of support. A closer look at Ted Cruz’s talk on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump — today on the Texas Standard. Austin is supposed to be a great place for tech startups… but is there money to back that up? Plus… Women pay more for clothes than men……

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Texas Standard: February 4, 2016

We can’t yet call it the great oil blowout of the early 21st century,or can we? A dark announcement from a major Texas company. Also Texas jailhouse deaths have been making headlines here and across the nation…so why is the largest city in Texas cutting jail inspectors? And we’ve all heard that California’s losing tech…

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Texas Standard: January 22, 2016

In the brawl for the Republican nomination in Iowa- influential conservative intellectuals come out swinging against the man standing in the way of Ted Cruz. But will any of this matter for the U-S Senator from Texas? Plus the latest Texas jobs report shows unemployment ticking slightly higher. But if you’re a woman over 50,…

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Texas Standard: January 21, 2015

Crashing oil prices drain hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Highway Fund. So I can gas up my car for cheap but who’s gonna pay to fix the roads? Also the Texas tax man says the sky is NOT falling, but in many cases cities are left holding the tab for road repair….

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Texas Standard: December 31, 2015

Ethan Couch will be staying in Mexico a little while longer: so says a Mexican judge on this New Years Eve…the latest today on the Texas standard. With Blue Bell returning to the shelves it would appear the company put the listeria crisis behind it…but now hear this: a justice department investigation. What did Blue…

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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: July 2, 2015

The top law enforcer in Texas faces possible first degree felony charges- the case of Attorney General Ken Paxton, today on the Texas Standard. Also, historically black churches burn in the deep south…leaving some congregants in Texas fearful and torn. The rains of 2015—the fishing industry fears net losses…but for fireworks vendors, some serious green….

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