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Texas Standard: July 17, 2019

A Texas democrat in the race for president faces disappointing numbers and new calls to reconsider his political objective. That story coming up today on the Texas Standard. Disorder in the court? A commission set to reconsider whether Texas judges should have to run for office or whether partisan races undermine the independence of the Texas bench. Also amid boom times for oil, a warning of a petrochemical bust just five years away, and why Texas needs to take that into account right now. All that and a whole lot more on the national news show of Texas:

Texas Standard: May 18, 2016

The viral video showed a officer slamming a student to the ground. Advocates say it’s past time to make changes to school policing. We’ll explore. Also Texas can do its own background checks… even while accepting federal funding to resettle refugees? We’ll take a closer look. Plus… one part of the state has twice the rate of liver disease… but why? And a record-setting athlete hopes her legs will take her to Rio this summer. The Texas track star with Olympic goals. And do students at UT have less debt than others across the country? A fact-check. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: September 21, 2015

Pope Francis won’t be coming anywhere near South Texas, but his visit this week strikes close to home for many. Also, what’s the lowest price for gas you saw all weekend? And Is it time to lift the seventies era ban on US oil exports? And a 17 minute lost recording rediscovered in Texas -reminiscences of an African American slave in her own voice. Plus blowback over millions in bonuses for some state workers…those stories and much more on today’s edition of the Texas Standard