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Texas Standard: June 8, 2022

After the school shooting at Sandy Hook more than a decade ago, Texas passed a plan to address school shootings. But why have so few districts opted in? Texas’ school marshal plan called for teachers to be armed to defend schools from mass shooters. Only 84 districts out of more than 1200 have gone that route. Kate McGee of the Texas Tribune on what this could mean for the debate about school safety after the shooting in Uvalde. Also, more than a hundred days since Russia’s detention of WNBA star Britney Griner, why suddenly more prominent sports figures and others are publicly demanding her release. Plus a Politifact check and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: April 4, 2022

The Biden administration is set to end a Trump era policy aimed at keeping migrants out of the US due to pandemic concerns. Also, what’s the difference between Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke? According to a new survey of potential Texas voters: about 2 points; the research director of the Texas Lyceum Poll on the Governor Abbott’s slim lead. And Richard Linklater on his new film celebrating growing up in Texas during the space age. These stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: November 3, 2015

A relative handful of Texans will have the chance to amend the constitution today. 7 reasons you may want to be among them. And health care and the disappearing option: why are some cancer patients getting hit especially hard? Also- a supreme court test for parental rights. Must Texas homeschoolers have to teach to a certain state approved standard? And a court challenge of another sort, as a second WNBA team lands in Texas, promising more than the usual Lone Star swagger…All of those stories and many more on todays Texas Standard: