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November 8, 2022

Special Midterm Election Coverage: November 8, 2022

By: David Brown

Several statewide offices on the line, and control of Congress up for grabs on this election night in Texas. As polls begin to close across much of Texas and with another hour or so to go in the mountain time zone, we’ll be checking in with reporters statewide on how this election day has unfolded. From abortion and the power grid to border security and gun safety we’ll hear what issues have been getting Texans to the polls today. Plus expectations from party leaders and the potential for a political earthquake in south Texas. All that and more on this election night edition of the Texas Standard:


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May 8, 2024

Are unlicensed teachers affecting student performance in Texas?

After the worst-ever wildfire disaster for Texas agriculture, there’s now an effort to help ranchers who lost large numbers of pregnant cows.A year after the mall shooting in Allen, what the data reveals about gun violence there more broadly.A new report documents how unlicensed teachers are becoming fixtures in many Texas schools.Organizers of the Texas […]

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May 7, 2024

A visit to the traditional Mexican rodeo in San Antonio

One year later, a survivor of the Allen mass shooting talks about his long road to recovery.New water rules take effect in the Rio Grande Valley as some border cities cope with historically low reservoirs.With the rise of cloud-based services and AI, the demand for power has soared. What it means for the state Texas.A […]

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May 6, 2024

What we know about the bribery charges faced by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar

Heavy rains led to severe flooding in parts of Harris County and counties to the north, prompting evacuations, boat rescues and substantial property damage. We’ll get an update on the latest.Texans voted in numerous municipal elections over the weekend. How some closely watched races turned out.Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and his wife were indicted […]

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May 3, 2024

The latest on the bird flu outbreak among dairy cows

Storms continue to wreak havoc with flooding in some places north of Houston, the worst they’ve seen since Hurricane Harvey. A preview of a big election tomorrow to fill a seat that hasn’t been vacant since the early 80’s. Efforts to curb property taxes. How well’s that actually going? The United Methodist Church does a […]

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May 2, 2024

Is Tesla running out of power?

Twisters up north, flooding to the east, wildfire dangers out in the far west and a forecast that won’t let up… yet. Boat rescues reported in central east Texas and many road closures as riverbanks swell from the rain. Meteorologist Eric Berger with the latest and what to expect.On the heels of layoffs in April, […]

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May 1, 2024

What a cannabis reclassification would mean for the U.S and Texas

Flooding in East Texas with evacuations in some parts and warnings in others as the weather picture worsens.What new polling numbers from the Texas Politics Project mean for the state’s political forecast as we move closer to the general election.Many eyes on the Fed today with a decision on interest rates that could affect many […]

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April 30, 2024

The growing union drive in tech

Extreme weather brings flooding and evacuations to an area near the Trinity River. We’ll find out how folks are coping with all that water.Police remove protestors trying to set up camp on the UT Austin campus.A new book takes a look at the Republic of Texas – an armed secession movement in the Davis Mountains […]

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April 29, 2024

Celebrating Willie Nelson’s birthday and his concert tradition

Some of Texas’ biggest counties say their lockups are getting more overcrowded and many sheriffs say the state is to blame.Destructive weather across the Midwest over much of the weekend turned to Texas late Sunday.A school district that’s increasingly been in the spotlight over culture war issues heads toward what could be a turning point […]

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