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December 19, 2018

Texas Standard: December 19, 2018

By: David Brown

Texas requires contractors to sign a pledge against boycotting Israel. Is that a violation of the First Amendment? A legal challenge to a new state law today on the Texas Standard.

This time yesterday we told you about landmark legislation on criminal justice–with passage in the Senate last night, we’ll hear why some behind bars in Texas choose to stay there.

Also, history meets what planners call the future of El Paso as preservationists fight to save a neighborhood from the wrecking ball. We’ll hear what’s at stake.

Plus the editor in chief of Kirkus Reviews with some last minute gift tips, and more.


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May 6, 2024

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May 3, 2024

The latest on the bird flu outbreak among dairy cows

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May 2, 2024

Is Tesla running out of power?

Twisters up north, flooding to the east, wildfire dangers out in the far west and a forecast that won’t let up… yet. Boat rescues reported in central east Texas and many road closures as riverbanks swell from the rain. Meteorologist Eric Berger with the latest and what to expect.On the heels of layoffs in April, […]

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May 1, 2024

What a cannabis reclassification would mean for the U.S and Texas

Flooding in East Texas with evacuations in some parts and warnings in others as the weather picture worsens.What new polling numbers from the Texas Politics Project mean for the state’s political forecast as we move closer to the general election.Many eyes on the Fed today with a decision on interest rates that could affect many […]

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April 30, 2024

The growing union drive in tech

Extreme weather brings flooding and evacuations to an area near the Trinity River. We’ll find out how folks are coping with all that water.Police remove protestors trying to set up camp on the UT Austin campus.A new book takes a look at the Republic of Texas – an armed secession movement in the Davis Mountains […]

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April 29, 2024

Celebrating Willie Nelson’s birthday and his concert tradition

Some of Texas’ biggest counties say their lockups are getting more overcrowded and many sheriffs say the state is to blame.Destructive weather across the Midwest over much of the weekend turned to Texas late Sunday.A school district that’s increasingly been in the spotlight over culture war issues heads toward what could be a turning point […]

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April 26, 2024

What’s next for pro-Palestine campus protests in Texas?

An even larger antiwar protest at the University of Texas at Austin takes place Thursday, now the official response to protesters taking center stage. Is a major constitutional battle looming over UT’s response to Wednesday’s campus protests against the Israel-Hamas war?Why tiny rural Texas towns may be in the crosshairs for a new kind of […]

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