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September 28, 2016

Texas Standard: August 28, 2016

By: David Brown

For those frustrated by the two party choices, there is another way. That’s the message independents are pushing but who’s buying? Plus the stereotypes of drug runners? May need to rethink that. A new report suggests a profound shift in the drug business, from Texas’ southern border to its northern. We’ll hear how and why. Also the air force is losing 750 fighter pilots each year…and the economy’s making it hard to fill cockpits. Now a warning of a looming crisis in the air. A state antiquities landmark is set to become a parking lot. And why that might not be as awful as it sounds. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:


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February 22, 2024

What does the MLS referee lockout mean for the 2024 soccer season?

In a closely watched primary battle near the top of the statewide ballot, we’ll have more on the showdown between two Democrats with considerable name recognition hoping for a chance to take on Ted Cruz in the fall.A question about Texas seceding from the U.S. was kept off the GOP primary ballot – but it […]

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February 21, 2024

Ballet folklórico competition comes to North Texas

Former president and presidential candidate Donald Trump wades into Texas politics with downballot endorsements.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton takes aim at a faith-based group in El Paso providing services for migrants.In Texas farm country, concerns grow over a lack of water.In the congressional district that includes 800 miles of the state’s border with Mexico, four […]

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February 20, 2024

What new data says about the future of Texas agriculture

It’s the first day of early voting in the Texas primary. What you need to know before casting a ballot and why turning out matters. What exactly does “residency” mean when running for office? The answer might surprise you. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts a census – tallying things like livestock, […]

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February 19, 2024

Coral samples in Galveston could be key to keeping the species alive

On the eve of early voting, Alexandra Samuels of Texas Monthly and Mark Jones of the Baker Institute at Rice University share a closer look at some of the big contests Texas voters will see on their primary ballots. We’ll hear about what happened when reporters for the Houston Chronicle began mapping where tickets are […]

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February 16, 2024

New music exhibit features iconic items owned by Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift and more

A new law making it a state crime for migrants to enter Texas without authorization faces a major test in a federal courtroom. We’ll hear the latest. In Houston ISD, the biggest school district in the state, officials appointed by the state are getting pushback over plans to expand school reforms. A Texas presidential museum […]

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February 15, 2024

Is high school football on the decline in Texas?

A conversation with state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a self-described progressive Democrat who’s running to challenge Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat. Three years after the big freeze that plunged most of Texas into darkness, a new bill aims to connect the state to neighboring electric grids. Mose Buchele of KUT in Austin has more. […]

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February 14, 2024

Is the industry ready for Beyoncé’s country music album?

As Texans prepare to cast their first ballots in 2024, a conversation with Colin Allred, one of the top Democratic challengers for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Ted Cruz. Lubbock throws the switch to join Texas’ open electricity marketplace – for better, and some fear, for worse. A new ‘queen’ of country […]

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February 13, 2024

Which Texas cities take the lead in ending homelessness?

The U.S. Senate has passed a major aid bill for Ukraine and Israel – but its fate in the House is uncertain. Despite its dominance in politics statewide, the Republican Party in Texas ain’t what it used to be. What’s changed, why, and what it means for the future. As the numbers of people experiencing […]

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