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May 31, 2018

Texas Standard: May 31, 2018

By: David Brown

A first of its kind plan to address gun violence in public schools. What do the state’s school superintendent make of Governor Abbots outline? We’ll have school chiefs from San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Buena Vista weigh in on the governor’s proposals to stem gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Santa Fe. Also, dear Mark Cuban: Texas monthly’s Michael Hall pens a public letter to the Dallas billionaire and Shark Tank investor making the case for a Texas music museum. And could Texas do what the germans and the Japanese could not? The slow motion sinking of the Battleship Texas and the congressman fighting to save it. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:


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July 17, 2024

Folks cut off from a public Texas waterway take their case to court

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After attempted Trump assassination, a look at politically motivated violence in the US

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Remembering iconic Texas actress Shelley Duvall

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