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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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September 27, 2021

Texas Standard: September 27, 2021

A full forensic audit of the November vote in Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties... but why? And why these four counties? The election audit was announced hours after a letter to the Governor from former President Trump. We'll have the latest. Also, allegations of graft against Houston's mayor results in the sacking of the person overseeing affordable housing. And call them signs of leadership: the former aide to Ann Richards finds a novel way to remind Texans of the former Governor's legacy. The backstory on the Ann Banners. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

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September 24, 2021

Texas Standard: September 24, 2021

Deportations from Del Rio Texas are the focal point in one of the highest profile diplomatic resignations in modern memory. We'll have more on a scathing departing salvo from the president's special envoy to Haiti, lambasting the Biden administration's handling of a migration crisis at the border. Also, November 2020 election results from four Texas counties to be audited. That news coming just hours after former President Donald Trump demands a statewide election audit. And the San Antonio resident at the center of what human rights watchers call a sham trial and an unjust prison sentence. Those stories and more…

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September 23, 2021

Texas Standard: September 23, 2021

It's been a long haul for Texans struggling with the pandemic, but for some it may be an even longer haul. We'll look at what Texas doctors are doing to help. Other stories were following, climate change: now called the number one cause of weather related death in the country. But not all communities are feeling the heat the same. We'll hear about what are called urban heat islands. And how China has helped make Texas prime real estate for Bitcoin miners. Also the story behind the country's first bilingual kids TV show, launched some 5 decades ago in Texas.…

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September 22, 2021

Texas Standard: September 22, 2021

In what could be a test of SB8, Texas' new abortion law, at least two private persons have filed suit over an abortion, invoking one of the most controversial provisions of SB8. We'll hear more. Also, one of the biggest players in the energy industry sells off all its holdings in the Permian Basin. What this move might mean for West Texas, and what it may say about growing climate concerns. And on that subject a warning about a disease that could get worse as Texas gets hotter. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

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September 21, 2021

Texas Standard: September 21, 2021

Hundreds more federal agents are sent to south Texas as the Biden administration steps up deportations of most Haitian migrants. After promises for sweeping changes in immigration policy, the Biden administration facing heat from immigration advocates and even some democrats over its handling of a humanitarian crisis at the border. We'll hear more. Also the numbers are in, but how will the new political maps being drawn up by Texas lawmakers reflect the growing numbers of members of minority groups and people of color that have moved to Texas since the last census? And the unusual approach to saving the…

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September 20, 2021

Texas Standard: September 20, 2021

A rough and tumble year in Texas politics is set to get even tougher as Texas lawmakers gather today to redraw the states political maps. As redistricting takes center stage again in Texas, a major change in how those maps will be redrawn has many worried communities of color and interest stand to lose their strength without federal oversight. We'll hear more. Also why so many companies, eager to position their brands, are avoiding weighing in on Texas' new abortion law. And a new documentary on a woman who changed the face of the Supreme Court, but is seldom thought…

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September 17, 2021

Texas Standard: September 17, 2021

It is being described as a new humanitarian challenge- reporters say 10,000 migrants or more massed under a bridge in Del Rio. Details today on the Texas Standard. A new crisis at the border, as local and federal officials appear overwhelmed by the masses in need, most apparently fleeing conditions in Haiti. We'll have more with a reporter on the ground in Del Rio. With the crumbling of Trump's plans for a federal border wall, some Texans living along the border are finding getting back their seized land not a simple matter. We'll hear about the complications and the impact.…

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September 16, 2021

Texas Standard: September 16, 2021

The walkout of Texas democrats this summer couldn't stop new voting restrictions from becoming law, but that's not the final word on the matter. Details today on the Texas Standard. We'll have more on a federal bill taking aim at voting restrictions like those in Texas. One that, if passed, could have big implications for redistricting, too. Also, a Texas law to punish cities that cut funding for police- a new investigative report goes beyond the political spin, to get at what's actually happening on the ground. We'll hear about it. Also are Democrats losing Texas Latinos? A closer look…

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September 15, 2021

Texas Standard: September 15, 2021

Mask mandates, Mask directives and the 9 lawsuits against school districts coming from the Texas Attorney General's Office. We'll look at the latest. Also there are no easy answers for Foster care in Texas. The state continues facing challenges. And the heart breaking reality of a rising number of young kids who struggle with suicidal thoughts. There's some help for parents and caregivers. And a new book on Texas politics. The title? "One Star and Bloody Knuckles"... that should tell you something. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

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