West Texas

Texas Standard: December 27, 2016

Another Texan could be headed to Washington. Why it looks like the next Secretary of Agriculture could be from the Lone Star State. Plus there may be more locally-acquired Zika cases in Texas than have been reported so far. What we’re learning about the spread of the virus. And tis the season for returning gifts. Why taking items back is more common than ever. And it used to take a quarter to call someone who cares… but do you even know what it costs to use a payphone anymore? A look at one place in Texas where their use is as strong as ever. Plus the long and forgotten history of the Texas Mutualista… and why West Texas is getting kind of a bad wrap from Hollywood… that and more on today’s Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 24, 2016

The affordable care act is before the Supreme Court again. How a ruling on birth control could affect access for some Texans… today on the Texas Standard. Also President Obama’s trip to Cuba made history… why his visit to Argentina will as well. Plus new numbers showing just how fast Texas is growing… it’s happening all over the state — we’ll break it down. And Texas Standard’s favorite digital savant just got back from vacation… and he found some apps that might make your next trip more enjoyable. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: February 5, 2016

Trouble right there in Crystal city, with a capital C and that rhymes with B and that stands for… Bribery? The mayor, the city manager, all but one city council member swept up in an epic corruption bust in south Texas…we’ll have details. Also-rethinking DNA: new science could mean a massive number of convictions tossed across Texas -already the top state for exonerations. We’ll explore. The wild west had its rustlers….the outlaws of the new west? Let’s just say they’re slick operators. That story plus, the week in politics and more on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 19, 2015

Today, reading on screens- how digital media influences our attention span, both online and off. Also…let’s take a trip out to West Texas, where growers at the state’s biggest winery first faced the challenge of hot, dry weather. Then, trying to convincing folks to drop the can and pick up a bottle. Plus, what’s better for property value, living near a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe’s? Those stories and so much more in today’s Texas Standard: