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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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December 7, 2021

Texas Standard: December 7, 2021

The U.S. Justice Department files suit against the State of Texas alleging that the new redistricting maps violate the Voting Rights Act. We'll have details. Other stories we're tracking the first case of the newly named Omicron COVID-19 variant discovered in Texas. We'll look at what we know and what we don't. Also after years of talking about a massive infrastructure project to defend the Texas coast from hurricanes and flooding, bipartisan momentum finally building in Washington. We'll hear the latest. Plus turning a spotlight on a highly respected Black artist from Texas, who's avoided the spotlight for years. Those…

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December 6, 2021

Texas Standard: December 6, 2021

Twas the month before an election year and all thru the House and Senate and beyond, concerns rising among Democrats in Texas. Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune reporting on a push for change at the top of the Texas Democratic Party. Also a growing list of unanswered questions one month after the deadly tragedy at the Houston's Astroworld festival. We'll hear about findings by the Houston Chronicle. Plus representative Donna Howard on where we stand with reproductive rights in Texas in the wake of last week's oral arguments in a major abortion case. Those stories and much more today…

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December 3, 2021

Texas Standard: December 3, 2021

The Trump era policy for asylum seekers to resume after talks between the Biden administration and officials in Mexico. The so-called remain in Mexico program is coming back, despite promises of change. We'll hear why. Also the push to preserve the history of a formally segregated school in West Texas. And El Paso's ban on planting Mulberry trees. Now that the existing ones are dying off, what will take their place? Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune, and remembering the Texan getting tons of attention right now for his role in keeping the fab four together.…

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December 2, 2021

Texas Standard: December 2, 2021

Reading between the lines of questioning in one of the most potentially consequential abortion cases since Roe vs. Wade. We'll have the latest. Other stories we're tracking: how the Texas Capitol city appears to be on track to become the least affordable city in the country after California. We'll talk with the New York Times reporter who wrote about those findings. Also small Texas towns, big problems with cybersecurity. Omar Gallaga on what they're doing to try to manage the threat. And the fruitcake fraud of Corsicana, now the subject of a documentary film, we'll talk with the director and…

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December 1, 2021

Texas Standard: December 1, 2021

Four new laws aimed at improving the lives of almost a million and a half Texas residents who served in the military. We'll have Details. Other stories we're following: young authors and librarians weigh in on the Governor's attempts to purge what he calls pornography from public schools. Also big news for a small city: what the decision to locate a new multi-billion dollar semiconductor facility means for the town of Taylor in Central Texas. Also what's in the name "Brackenridge" and a Politifact check of a claim that U.S. households are on track to spend 19 billion dollars more…

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November 30, 2021

Texas Standard: November 30, 2021

Where do we stand with Texas' new abortion restrictions on the eve of oral arguments in one of the biggest challenges to Roe vs. Wade? Two Texas legal scholars specializing in abortion rights talk about the challenge to Texas abortion law now being considered by the high court, and the intersection with a major case set to be heard by the Supreme Court tomorrow. Also, the governor's silence on issuing a pardon to George Floyd two months after an unanimous recommendation to do so by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Plus Mexico's unprecedented lawsuit against U.S. gun makers.…

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