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June 26, 2019

Texas Standard: June 26, 2019

By: David Brown

Another fight over state versus local control. This time the battle line is drawn over homelessness, sleeping in public spaces and soliciting.
The city of Austin loosens laws some say criminalize homelessness, the Governor promises to override. A closer look coming up.
Also, as enforcement operations at the border tighten, more migrants turn to more treacherous places to try to pass through.
Plus, a Texas senators claim that the Lone Star State is one of the most heavily affected by drug trafficking. True? A Politifact check and more.


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October 19, 2021

Texas Standard: October 19, 2021

Last day for the Lege? A third special session ends a day early, with new redistricting maps en route to the Governor. What happens next and much more today on the Texas Standard. A closer look at what got done, and what didn't in the third special session, and whether this marks the end of the legislative season. Plus, remembering a redistricting battle from half a century ago that had a profound impact on Texas. Other stories we're tracking: social workers say Texas' new abortion law is causing psychological harm to sexual assault survivors. Also, the largely unknown story of…

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October 18, 2021

Texas Standard: October 18, 2021

Raise your hands if you knew there was an election on November 2. Do you know about the constitutional amendments on the ballot? Some help- today on the Texas Standard. Eight proposed constitutional amendments in front of voters statewide next month. We’ll look at some of the top line proposals. Also, billions in COVID relief money- how are Texas lawmakers using those dollars? A longtime NPR journalist sharing her journey of what it means to become a parent to your parents. And the struggles some school districts face trying to comply with a law designed to push back against what's…

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October 15, 2021

Texas Standard: October 15, 2021

A likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court as the 5th Circuit reaffirms a decision to let Texas' near total abortion ban remain in effect. Other stories we are tracking: in the final days of a third special session, the Texas House green lights a bill that would force transgender Texas youth to play on public school sports teams that align with their sex assigned at birth. Also, why supply chains have become a big worry for everyday Texans. And a horror film with a message steeped in the Mexican American experience. We'll meet the star who hails from the…

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