Dr. Phil is back, and he’s broadcasting from the Metroplex

With a trial date fast approaching will securities fraud charges against Ken Paxton ever reach a jury? After years of delays, lawyers for the attorney general now say he’s been denied the right to a speedy trial, and that his prosecution is unconstitutional.

Amid a border security standoff between the Biden administration and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, many residents of Eagle Pass say they feel caught in the middle.

Also: Phil McGraw, aka Dr. Phil, plans to use Dallas as a launchpad for a new TV network.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 28, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 28, 2023. Legendary Austin poster artist Jim Franklin turns 80 today. What to know about the new FAFSA application. The Longhorns Women’s basketball team remains undefeated.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 26, 2023. New system for Austin’s cold weather shelters. New FAFSA application opens on December 31. December bird counts. Texas State is set to play in their first bowl in program history.

Texas Standard: July 12, 2019

As ICE raids are planned for the weekend, a so-called “Sanctuary Cities” lawsuit targeting San Antonio loses some steam. We’ll explain. Also, when we talk about Texas politics we always talk red and blue. But what about green? Purple? An effort to get more options on the ballot. And Texas is becoming just the second state to require high school seniors to fill out the form for federal student aid. But the path to accomplishing that is unclear, we’ll look at why. Plus, when most Texans hear the word cricket they think insect, not sports. That might be changing. And it’s Friday: that means the Typewriter Rodeo and a wrap of the week in Texas politics. All of that and more today on the Texas Standard: