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April 18, 2017

Texas Standard: April 18, 2017

By: David Brown

What do Texans believe to be the number one issue facing the state and the nation? Some eyebrow raising findings in a new statewide survey, we’ll explore. Plus, one little word at the center of a new debate over evolution vs. creationism in Texas classrooms, we’ll explain. And apocalypse now? The great brick and mortar retail implosion has been predicted for more than a decade. Why analysts think the moment has arrived. And what’ll it take for a new commitment to space exploration? A new documentary shoots for the moon. Also truancy no longer a criminal offense in Texas, but now new charges for chronic class skippers. All that and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:


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June 23, 2021

Texas Standard: June 23, 2021

Health experts are closely watching the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. We'll unpack the risk and the concern about further variants. Also, Texas Governor Greg Abbott latest moves are looking to some like a concerted effort ahead of the 2024 presidential race. The view from outside of Texas. And as America continues to re-examine monuments and building names honoring leaders in the Confederacy. Some everyday people are also reexamining their family histories. Plus we'll fact-check a claim about how much border wall was built under the Trump Administration. And we'll explore the impact of the pandemic on the…

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June 22, 2021

Texas Standard: June 22, 2021

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has multiple legal challenges and now multiple challengers for his seat within his party. We'll take a look at who. Also, Texas college sports bring in big money. What's an unanimous Supreme Court decision yesterday mean for athlete compensation? And Texas has lost more rural hospitals recently than any other state. So what's that mean in an emergency? Plus dozens of Texas prisoners set for release or parole have died behind bars in the past year or so. A new study gets behind delays. And one Texas prison is cleared out to hold migrants. We'll…

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June 21, 2021

Texas Standard: June 21, 2021

The Texas Governor has followed through on a threat to veto funding for the state legislature. We'll look at what's next and what else fell to the pen. Also, when Governor Greg Abbott signed the so-called "constitutional carry" law at the Alamo he also signed another. Some say it is meant to change the role of states when it comes to gun laws. And we'll also reexamine Governor Abbott's border wall proposal and delve deep into the story of one migrant teen. Plus, redrawing political maps is an important process. But how can you really get involved? Turns out there…

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