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December 13, 2016

Texas Standard: December 12, 2016

By: David Brown

An oil industry tycoon from Wichita Falls and a hacking scandal involving presidential politics. What do they have in common? The story today on the Texas Standard.

As college students cram for finals, an tumultuous test for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. One that could put the degrees of thousands of students in jeopardy.

Also, what’s the color of liquid gold? The west Texas town of Fort Stockton bets it’ll be crystal clear. We’ll hear why.

And the desiccation of the Alamo: will cooler heads prevail in the coming battle to save it?


October 4, 2023

A&M researchers are working to bring ocelots back

After a swift and historic vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy, we’ll hear more about the role of the Texas delegation and what comes next on Capitol Hill. Will climate change alter Texas’ coastal community landscape? It already appears to be doing just that, says Erin Douglas of the […]


October 3, 2023

Fall is finally here. What does that mean for Texas’ drought?

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan has faced increasing pressure to resign since Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial – and a special session of the Legislature starts next week. El Paso, a city with a reputation as welcoming to migrants, is now at a breaking point, according to its mayor. Angela Kocherga of KTEP El Paso has […]


October 2, 2023

We’re tracking Texas cryptids all October

From guns to religion, free speech and more, a very loaded docket awaits the Supreme Court as it begins a new term. Why a race for Houston’s top financial officer is getting so much attention. A plan to consolidate schools in San Antonio could leave behind almost 20 empty buildings – and the district needs […]