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Texas Standard: December 18, 2016

The last word on the election of a new president? In Texas, it comes down to a vote at the Capitol today. We’ll explore the rules for college discipline. Plus Miguel Navarro was just 15 years old when he followed his older brother to a party, a party he never should’ve gone to in the…

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Texas Standard: December 16, 2016

A federal warning for pregnant women: do not travel to Brownsville. But what if you live there? What the new Zika warning means for a mother to be..today on the Standard. Repeal and replace Obamacare. What’s that gonna mean for coverage? We’ll take it up today with the powerful Texas lawmaker who’s setting the stage…

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Texas Standard: December 12, 2016

An oil industry tycoon from Wichita Falls and a hacking scandal involving presidential politics. What do they have in common? The story today on the Texas Standard. As college students cram for finals, an tumultuous test for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. One that could put the degrees of thousands of students in…

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Texas Standard: July 29, 2016

A front row seat to history? We can do better than that. Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez on the view from the podium. Plus disorder in the court? A federal challenge to the way Texas picks its top judges. And the aging population of the lone star state are Texas towns and cities ready? Plus, in…

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Skeeters

Summertime means you’ll likely spend a lot of time on patios – as long as you aren’t bothered by the buzz (and bite) of mosquitos. Those critters inspired Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton to write this week’s poem.

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Texas Floods

The recent storms plaguing Texas have caused the rivers to rise in more than one county. People across the state are losing their homes to flooding rivers and torrential rains. This harsh weather is what led Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter to write this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: May 17, 2016

The Texas Foster Care System is broken. We’ll explore one state representative’s plan to work towards fixing it. Also high lead levels causing health concerns and we’re not talking about Flint but right here in Texas, at state-run facilities in fact. We’ll have the details. Plus how a lack of phone service is causing a…

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Texas Standard: May 5th, 2015

The plaintiff: a US army Captain. The defendant: president Barack Obama. The claim? That the war against Isis is illegal. We’ll explore. Also, how safe is your drinking water? A warning for pregnant women, especially those who live in rural parts of Texas. And if you’ve been the victim of a crime, you may have…

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The Time It Never Rained

The great Texas meteorologist Isaac Klein reportedly said back in the ’30s that Texas is a land of eternal drought, interrupted occasionally by biblical floods. Here is the way one writer describe one of these twenty-year droughts: “It crept up out of Mexico touching first along the brackish Pecos River, and spreading then in all…

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Texas Standard: January 27, 2016

He’s a physicist, a nobel laureate, a professor, and now a central figure in the debate over guns in college classrooms. Also with dangerous chemical on tap in Flint, Michigan, what’s in the water in Texas? In many cases no one’s quite sure. What’s behind mounting delays in Texas water testing? We’ll explore. Also millennials…

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Texas Standard: January 20, 2016

The Attorney General takes a gamble and decides to shut down fantasy sports betting. Will Texas play along? Also, what’s it like planning a presidential debate and how much does a party like that cost? The female horse riders turning heads at the Fort Worth Stock show and America’s other original sin: how enslaving native…

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Texas Standard: September 10, 2015

Among evangelical voters have events in the past two or three days rekindled faith in the GOP and its prospects for 2016? Michael Stipe of REM is upset- he says his music has no place at a Trump campaign rally. But is that part of the political calculation? Texas teenager who may have found a…

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Texas Standard: August 20, 2015

Water woes in Texas. How flooding reshaped the Buffalo Bayou. And the opportunity before Godzilla el Nino hits. Today, twelve million dollars for a new treatment plant and the water is still unsafe? Plus, why right now might the the perfect time to make some home repairs… And, does your kid really need that gaming…

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Texas Standard: August 13, 2015

How many police shootings since the start of the year? Though data is hard to come by, there may be a crowdsourced solution. Also, you’ve heard of flash floods…but what about flash droughts? That’s the term more and more climatologists are using to describe the state of Texas right now…we’ll have more. Also…is the heat…

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June 11, 2015

Motorcyclists from all over Texas descend on the state capitol for an annual rally…but in the wake of Waco, the tone could turn political. Also, a hearing which could limit oil and gas activity in an area where where there’s been a whole lotta shakin goin on. Plus, the airline boarding process –are flyers getting…

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