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January 4, 2022

Texas Standard: January 4, 2022

By: David Brown

As Texas students return to a post holiday footing some are finding it’s not ‘back to the classroom’ just yet. The latest pandemic spike punching holes in back to school plans. We’ll talk with a panel of education reporters with the latest from across Texas. Also, beef prices skyrocketing, but that money’s not making it back to Texas cattle ranchers. Now the Biden Administration’s stepping in: what Texas rancher’s have to say about the Feds’ new plan. And a new Texas law takes effect trying to put renters on an even footing with homebuyers when it comes to knowing if you live in a floodplain. All those stories and more today on the Texas Standard.


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June 7, 2024

Why is Texas launching its own stock exchange?

Finance titans BlackRock and Citadel Securities are teaming with investors to raise $120 million to open the Texas Stock Exchange. The group still has some regulatory hurdles to clear before opening but plans to start listing stocks for sale as early as 2026.On its fourth try, SpaceX achieved a breakthrough for its Starship rocket with […]

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June 6, 2024

How East Texas is recovering after massive storms

As heat replaces rain as the top weather concern, East Texas is still weathering the remnants of our stormy spring.You’ve heard about a shortage of mental health facilities and doctors, but for those who do get treatment, what comes the day after discharge? How little-known clubs are filling the gap.In a year that started with […]

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June 5, 2024

Hidalgo County election overturned after being decided by handful of votes

Some top politicos are sensing that, for the first time in decades, this could be the year Texas sends a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.Texas lawmakers are lining up to clamp down on hemp-based products like Delta 8 and Delta 9 being sold statewide.Last fall, Edinburg City Council Member David White won re-election by just […]

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June 4, 2024

Simone Biles sets new records at Olympic qualifier

Mayors from South Texas are in DC today to join President Joe Biden as he announces a plan that would limit the number of people who could request asylum at the southern border. Is it more political, or practical?It’s getting hot out there – and if you haven’t noticed, your pets certainly have. We’ll hear […]

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June 3, 2024

How Mexico’s new president could affect U.S. relations

We’re bringing you the latest on Mexico’s historic presidential election in today’s edition of the Standard, hosted by Angela Kocherga from Mexico City. How will Claudia Sheinbaum, the country’s first female president, approach governing and U.S.-Mexico relations?Is Attorney General Ken Paxton using consumer laws to promote his political agenda? Investigative reporters looked into the issue.What […]

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May 31, 2024

The Caddo Mounds are rebuilt and ready for visitors

The Trump verdict is in, and Texas political leaders are responding as expected along party lines. A snapshot of the fallout in the Lone Star State.The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against 20 women who said they were denied medically necessary abortions.Mexico voters head to the polls this weekend, poised to elect the country’s first […]

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May 30, 2024

Students could soon be taught Bible stories in public schools

You check in with your ID, find an empty booth and cast your ballot in secret. But have Texas voter transparency laws challenged that privacy?Depending on where you live in Texas you might pay taxes to a local hospital system. Understanding how that works.Storm chasers have enormous followings on social media, many copycats and, increasingly, […]

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May 29, 2024

House Speaker Dade Phelan narrowly wins primary runoff election

In the most expensive primary runoff in Texas House history, Speaker Dade Phelan hangs on to his seat, but many GOP incumbents lose after opposition from the far right. What do the primary results tell us about the state of the Texas GOP?The latest on storms moving across the state and what to expect today.A […]

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