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April 5, 2016

Texas Standard: April 4, 2016

By: David Brown

The GOP in disarray, they say, over Donald Trump. The fix? Remember Rick Perry? The name that keeps coming back and why today on the Texas Standard. Plus the wage gap between men and women: narrowing on the national front…but in Texas government, it’s actually growing. David McSwane of the Dallas Morning News with the numbers. Buddy, can you spare a dime? Toll roads hit a stumbling block, as a top Texas lawmaker says the arguments for ’em don’t add up. Find out what it’s like to be homeless and pregnant in Texas. And, you know those local elections you likely didn’t vote in? A wake-up call. All that and much more, on the Texas Standard:


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June 17, 2024

Meet Emma, the AI assistant answering the phones at Amarillo City Hall

Just in time for high summer, a surge in COVID cases? What officials are saying about a new subvariant.It could be a very wet 72 hours of so for much of Southeast Texas and beyond as meteorologists focus on what could be the first big storm of hurricane season coming together in the Gulf of […]

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June 14, 2024

Supreme Court rejects a Trump-era ban on bump stocks

The Supreme Court has struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks – devices that can be attached to a semiautomatic gun to make it fire more quickly – in a case brought by Michael Cargill, a U.S. Army veteran and owner of a gun store in Austin.The State of Texas wants to replace the […]

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June 13, 2024

Texas’ Jamestown Revival talk Tony-nominated score

The U.S. Supreme Court makes a key decision on abortion access, but is it the final word on the matter? The highest court in the land makes a unanimous decision on the abortion drug mifepristone, in a case that was originally filed in Amarillo.The producers of the hit Broadway musical “The Outsiders” wanted someone outside […]

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June 12, 2024

Inside San Antonio College’s hands-on mortuary science program

We’re taking a look at the remaining Supreme Court decisions this term, on gun rights, abortion, freedom of speech online, and homelessness, just to name a few.Texas Democrats and Republicans build bipartisan consensus to tackle the state’s affordable housing crisis.A petition drive in the Valley aims to change the McAllen city charter, to give voters […]

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June 11, 2024

Slap fights could be coming to Texas

Texas leads the nation in deaths of kids left in hot cars. Research explains why it happens and how to prevent it.A heat dome hovers over parts of Texas, baking the state. What can we expect as summer starts?Regulators will decide if the sport of slap fighting – in which two people stand across a […]

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June 10, 2024

Texas Democrats plot election year strategy at convention

Texas Democrats reconvene for their annual convention, plotting an election year comeback. What’s the plan? The Texas Newsroom’s Julián Aguilar tells us more about the Texas Democratic convention that just wrapped up in El Paso.A change in the state’s Medicaid rules would eliminate several major nonprofit health plans from the program.UT’s flagship campus taking disciplinary […]

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June 7, 2024

Why is Texas launching its own stock exchange?

Finance titans BlackRock and Citadel Securities are teaming with investors to raise $120 million to open the Texas Stock Exchange. The group still has some regulatory hurdles to clear before opening but plans to start listing stocks for sale as early as 2026.On its fourth try, SpaceX achieved a breakthrough for its Starship rocket with […]

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June 6, 2024

How East Texas is recovering after massive storms

As heat replaces rain as the top weather concern, East Texas is still weathering the remnants of our stormy spring.You’ve heard about a shortage of mental health facilities and doctors, but for those who do get treatment, what comes the day after discharge? How little-known clubs are filling the gap.In a year that started with […]

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