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December 11, 2015

Texas Standard: December 11, 2015

By: David Brown

The so called gun show loophole may be tightening…with a Texas-sized impact. A reality check on background checks today on the Standard. Plus taking your kid to the dentist shouldn’t be dangerous but an investigation drills into the facts and finds some startling numbers. We’ll have that story plus- wind and solar power on tap for all by 2020? Why one researcher says its time to green light a greener power grid for Texas. And, how bout a ride on the Japanese bullet train…deep in the heart of you know where? Plus the week in politics and much more today on the Texas Standard:


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Texas Extra: More from Bill Nye on the total solar eclipse

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April 3, 2024

Bill Nye the Science Guy is coming to Texas for the eclipse

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April 2, 2024

Looking ahead to the eclipse day weather forecast

A Texas public health expert explains what bird flu means after a case of the illness was found in a worker on a dairy farm.The effort to expand high-speed broadband in North Texas slows down as a company doing the work pulls out.Could clouds obscure eclipse day in Texas? We’ll take a look at the […]

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April 1, 2024

From small startups to fossil fuel giants, Texans are rethinking the future of energy

What’s the connection between credit card fees and Texas? It’s a question at the heart of a case that could affect consumers nationwide.In Texas’ energy mix, gas and oil are giving way to more and more alternate sources: think wind, solar and small-scale nuclear – and many of the projects are run by veterans of […]

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March 30, 2024

Texas Extra: A step-by-step guide of what to expect during the total solar eclipse

Angela Speck chairs the physics and astronomy department at UT San Antonio – and is a veteran of many an eclipse. In this extended interview, she offers lots of tips and tricks for having the best experience on April 8.

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March 29, 2024

Inside the international friendly match between El Paso Locomotive FC and Juárez FC

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