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February 3, 2016

Texas Standard: February 3, 2016

By: David Brown

Unlikely allies: the states top republican and a prominent democratic congressman seek answers about border security. We’ll explore. Following the money trail: money disappears from public coffers Mexico and ends up in Texas. The corrupt go to jail… but what happens to the money? Also salad days for aquaponics: veggies from fish waste? We’ll go deep. And remembering the day the music died…and coming soon: the last Texas music chart? What that says about the state of the music industry. All those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:


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 […]


October 1, 2023

Texas Extra: An immigrant to ‘The Country of the Blind’

Author Andrew Leland is losing his vision. Turning that experience into a memoir gave him the opportunity to process his experiences, including the ways his blindness is perceived by others. But “The Country of the Blind” also contextualizes blindness within a larger world. Leland spoke to the Standard’s Shelly Brisbin on her podcast, Parallel. This is an extended cut […]


September 29, 2023

Why homeschooling is on the rise across the ideological spectrum

Sean Theriault of UT-Austin with a look at why government shutdowns have become so common, and what needs to happen to avoid another come Sunday. The summer of 2023 was the second hottest on record in Texas. But for renters, air conditioning isn’t legally required — at least not everywhere in the state. Over the […]