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June 25, 2019

Texas Standard: June 25, 2019

By: David Brown

The President’s deal with Mexico inflated, critics said. But the New York Times among those now crediting Mr.Trump with a change at the border. The White House threat to increase tariffs with Mexico. Did the gambit work? We’ll take a closer look. Also, a conservative firebrand says goodbye to the Texas legislature. Does it say something more about a changing of the guard in Texas politics? Plus, from oil giant to energy superpower: the story of renewables coming of age in the Lone Star State. All of that and then some 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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July 27, 2021

Texas Standard: July 27, 2021

For the first time a federal agency is issuing Coronavirus vaccination mandates to employees. Are more such mandates coming to Texas? We'll have more on what some are calling a growing consensus over vaccine mandates as the Delta Variant of COVID-19 spreads rapidly across Texas and the nation. Also, a Texas-based expert weighs in on growing casualties and uncertainty as U.S. forces withdraw from what's been called America's longest war. And a game changer: why a decision by the University of Texas to leave one college football conference for another is big news for more than just sports fans. Those…

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July 26, 2021

Texas Standard: July 26, 2021

As a new variant of COVID-19 takes hold in Texas, we're learning about one of the deadliest places to be in Texas after the pandemic hit. After the pandemic first gripped Texas, veterans homes overseen by George P. Bush suffered fatality rates of 25% or more, well above the statewide average for nursing homes. We'll talk to one of the investigative reporters behind these new findings. Also, the Governor's bid for re-election: two challengers so far, but how much of a contest is it shaping up to be? And an effort to turn back time at Fort Stocktons Comanche Springs…

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July 23, 2021

Texas Standard: July 23, 2021

After the winter outages, Texans have been demanding a rethink of the Texas electricity market. Is it finally coming? Weathering criticism for its handling of winter outages, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, announces a redesign of the electricity market. We'll explore the planned changes and what they add up to. Also, is Mexico breaking the free trade agreement with its Mexico-first oil policy? A bipartisan group of Texans asks President Biden to intervene. And endangered sea turtles on the Texas coast, now facing a new threat. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas…

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