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June 17, 2016

Texas Standard: June 17, 2016

By: David Brown

Alamo City is seeing blue…but what about the rest of Texas? Why Lone Star democrats are especially excited as they convene in San Antonio. Also a Native American Tribe in Texas wins a battle with the Federal Government to use Eagle Feathers in Religious Ceremonies…a Tribal leader says the key was Hobby Lobby. We’ll hear why. And the Trans-Pecos pipeline, a done deal? Not so fast: we’ll learn about the unexpected price of eminent domain. And if you take the books, you’re supposed to bring them back: the grinch who’s stealing from little free libraries and what can and can’t be done to stop him. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:


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