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January 15, 2018

Texas Standard: January 15, 2018

By: David Brown

With just under two months til primary voters go to the polls in Texas, the US supreme court wants to weigh in on the state’s election maps. We’ll explore what that means. Also, after a bitter legislative session in 2017, an unlikely coalition of republicans and democrats are going after the Lt. Governor, and there are signs that his allies are worried. We’ll hear the backstory. And Gen Xers worried about retirement: how much does it take to retire in Texas? Also, Sex and the single cow? More like single sex cows at the center of new legal battles. And a Texas musician retools a rock classic, and it smells like Teen Sprite. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:


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July 8, 2024

The latest updates on Hurricane Beryl after storm makes landfall in Texas

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July 5, 2024

50 years on the road with Texas Highways

Hurricane Beryl bears down on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, raising red flags for Texas. Meteorologist Matt Lanza brings us the latest on the storm and what parts of Texas may be most affected.The U.S. Supreme Court says it will take up a case involving Texas’ new law requiring adult-oriented sites to obtain age verification from users.A […]

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July 4, 2024

Celebrating summer with Willie Nelson, new book releases, aguas frescas & more

With lots of food and fireworks, Texans turn out to mark the Fourth of July – and we’re celebrating with a special program dedicated to summer in the Lone Star State:Julia Green, the manager at Front Street Books in Alpine, shares her recommendations on new book releases to add to your summer reading list.Top tips […]

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July 3, 2024

How the Texas Lottery helped a big spending group become surefire winners

Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett on Tuesday became the first Democrat on Capitol Hill to call for President Biden to abandon his re-election bid.In several high-profile cases, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed rulings from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where Texas cases go on appeal.Ever try your luck at the lottery? We’ll hear about […]

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July 2, 2024

John Sharp on why he’s retiring as Texas A&M chancellor

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July 1, 2024

Texas dance company brings a love story home to Shankleville

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