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January 1, 2020

Texas Standard: January 1, 2019

By: David Brown

No matter where you are, it’s 2020 and this hour, we’re taking a look at what the New Year may have in store for the Lone Star State. Thanks for joining us and a happy new year to you and yours. Texas’ first international allies have a saying: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”… The more things change, the more they stay the same. And though issues like immigration, natural resources and politics may sound “par for the course” 2020 looks to be a banner year for change on those fronts and more. We’ll explore on this special edition of the Texas Standard:


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