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What we know about Ken Paxton’s upcoming impeachment trial

The Department of Justice has sued the State of Texas over its floating border barrier near Eagle Pass, alleging Texas doesn’t have the authority to place barriers in the Rio Grande. Gov. Greg Abbott’s reply? “See you in court.”

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán of the Texas Newsroom brings us the latest developments in Ken Paxton’s upcoming impeachment trial.

Congressman Greg Casar is calling for federal regulations to protect workers against heat-related illness in light of state law that will undo local rules starting Sept. 1.

And why a goat that went missing from a livestock show has captured the imagination of lots of folks in the Rio Grande Valley.

Texas Standard: July 19, 2022

Outrage and demands for action as Uvalde’s school board meets with members of the community to hear concerns about school safety. Camille Phillips of Texas Public radio was at last nights school board meeting in Uvalde, we’ll hear details. Also the Texas Newsrooms Sergio Martínez-Beltrán talks with former Texas supreme Court justice Eva Guzman, one of the co-chairs of the Texas House panel which on Sunday released its report on the shooting. Also an unexpected botanical discovery in Big Bend. And why car repossession’s are up… Way up and what that could portend. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 5, 2022

Abortion and gun Violence. How issues in focus for the nation could carry a lot of weight in Texas come November. We’ll take a close-up look at the implications. Also, LGBTQ Texans and their families leaving the Lone Star State? KERA’s Bret Jaspers has more. Plus the push for more changes to Texas voting rules. What pre-session rumblings suggest Republicans may propose. And the research that could lead to a rethink of the contentious relationship between ranchers and prairie dogs. Also the indigenous people fighting to save scores of native trees that shade San Antonio riverbanks. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 3, 2021

The Trump era policy for asylum seekers to resume after talks between the Biden administration and officials in Mexico. The so-called remain in Mexico program is coming back, despite promises of change. We’ll hear why. Also the push to preserve the history of a formally segregated school in West Texas. And El Paso’s ban on planting Mulberry trees. Now that the existing ones are dying off, what will take their place? Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune, and remembering the Texan getting tons of attention right now for his role in keeping the fab four together. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: April 7, 2020

With 90 percent of all Texans on lockdown, what of the 10 percent mostly in rural Texas? A warning about an unseen spread eluding detection. We’ll have more on what researchers are saying about the unchecked community spread of COVID-19. Also, reports of an increase in domestic violence as Texans are try to cope with stay at home rules. And the growing gap over what to do to about health concerns for those behind bars. Plus, after a big tree is cut down in west Texas, why a family won’t let it go. All of those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 25, 2018

No matter where you are, peace on earth, goodwill to all: it’s a special edition of the national news show of you know where. We hope you’re having a very merry December 25th, and we thank you for taking some time out of your day with us. we’ve made our list, we’ve checked it twice, and what your about to hear are some of the stories you told us were especially nice in 2018. From what makes a longhorn a real longhorn to Hollywood with a distinctly Texan accent and friendships that make the season bright. All of that and more today on the Texas Standard:

The Leaf Blowers

Some trees in Texas never really lose their leaves — but others are shedding dramatically right now. The inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem came from what some neighbors may do with those leaves.

Texas Standard: June 14, 2017

A still developing story out of northern Virginia where a gunman opens fire on members of congress and aides. Congressman Steve Scalise, the majority whip from Louisiana hit in the early morning gun attack, we’ll have the latest. Also, an aide to Texas congressman Roger Williams hit, a developing story we’re following this hour. So is it foliage versus fascism? How did trees get caught up in Texas politics? We’ll check out the roots. And the DPS cuts back hours at drivers license centers. The blowback over long lines forces a 180. We’ll hear from a Houston Senator none too amused by the back and forth. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Cedar Fever

We knew it was coming. The endless waves of pollen, the sleepless nights, wasted days. We call it cedar fever even though it’s really the juniper’s fault. No matter what you name it, it’ll stop you in your tracks. Can you pass the tissues?