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June 22, 2021

Texas Standard: June 22, 2021

By: Laura Rice

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has multiple legal challenges and now multiple challengers for his seat within his party. We’ll take a look at who. Also, Texas college sports bring in big money. What’s an unanimous Supreme Court decision yesterday mean for athlete compensation? And Texas has lost more rural hospitals recently than any other state. So what’s that mean in an emergency? Plus dozens of Texas prisoners set for release or parole have died behind bars in the past year or so. A new study gets behind delays. And one Texas prison is cleared out to hold migrants. We’ll examine what issues might arise. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:


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July 30, 2021

Texas Standard: July 30, 2021

We're going into another academic year that will be impacted by the pandemic. What we know now about how it's affected student progress. Also, the DACA program can no longer accept new applicants based on a Texas judge's ruling. So what's that mean going forward? And the pandemic's impact on employment has meant some gains for Americans with disabilities. What employers can learn. Also the pandemic's partly responsible for Texas' frenzied housing market. But will the bubble burst? We'll ask an expert. We'll also remember a dark day in Texas history, 55 years ago. And we'll wrap up our Friday…

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July 29, 2021

Texas Standard: July 29, 2021

Almost all of Texas is red on a CDC map tracking high COVID-19 transmission rates. One of the state's top infectious disease expert breaks down mask guidance and what we should be considering as kids prepare to go back to school. The potential spread of the virus is also behind the governor's new executive order. It's aimed at migrants but it's broad in scope and is raising some serious concerns. Plus one of the biggest companies in the gaming industry is getting called out by its own employees for its destructive workplace culture. And a pair of remembrances today -…

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July 28, 2021

Texas Standard: July 28, 2021

New CDC guidelines on masks in schools this fall. Now one of Texas' biggest teachers groups is sounding an alarm. The Texas state teachers association calling on Governor Abbott to drop his order against mask mandates as school districts prepare for a return to the classrooms and the Delta COVID-19 variant drives up cases and hospitalizations statewide. We'll have the latest. Also the relationship between vaccination rates, media literacy, and what can be done to improve both. And an auspicious anniversary for the state's top law enforcement official. A Politifact check and more today on the Texas Standard:

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