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May 20, 2016

Texas Standard: May 20, 2016

By: David Brown

A deal between Panama and Mexico leaves thousands of newcomers pouring into El Paso – the impact today on the Texas Standard.

A code of silence at the Houston Police department- broken by the US supreme court? We’ll have the backstory.

Also a conversation with a Texan leading a global charge against inequality.

Between surf and turf, the latter always gets more love in Texas. But surf’s up….why it’s past time to take it seriously.

And don’t blink…why 2016 looks like the year of the lightinin bug…

All that, plus the week in politics and more.


October 2, 2023

We’re tracking Texas cryptids all October

From guns to religion, free speech and more, a very loaded docket awaits the Supreme Court as it begins a new term. Why a race for Houston’s top financial officer is getting so much attention. A plan to consolidate schools in San Antonio could leave behind almost 20 empty buildings – and the district needs […]


October 1, 2023

Texas Extra: An immigrant to ‘The Country of the Blind’

Author Andrew Leland is losing his vision. Turning that experience into a memoir gave him the opportunity to process his experiences, including the ways his blindness is perceived by others. But “The Country of the Blind” also contextualizes blindness within a larger world. Leland spoke to the Standard’s Shelly Brisbin on her podcast, Parallel. This is an extended cut […]


September 29, 2023

Why homeschooling is on the rise across the ideological spectrum

Sean Theriault of UT-Austin with a look at why government shutdowns have become so common, and what needs to happen to avoid another come Sunday. The summer of 2023 was the second hottest on record in Texas. But for renters, air conditioning isn’t legally required — at least not everywhere in the state. Over the […]