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May 5, 2020

Texas Standard: May 5, 2020

By: David Brown

Add to the latest Coronavirus hotspots: Texas prisons. Some 70 percent of those tested have the Coronavirus. What happens next? Jolie McCullough of the Texas Tribune talks about how Texas prisons are trying to tackle COVID-19 behind bars, and what their options are. Plus, federal stimulus money for small businesses and Native Americans. Have both missed the mark? We’ll explore. Also, why university of Texas researchers think the llama could be a pandemic hero. And revisiting the border wall and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:


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June 22, 2021

Texas Standard: June 22, 2021

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has multiple legal challenges and now multiple challengers for his seat within his party. We'll take a look at who. Also, Texas college sports bring in big money. What's an unanimous Supreme Court decision yesterday mean for athlete compensation? And Texas has lost more rural hospitals recently than any other state. So what's that mean in an emergency? Plus dozens of Texas prisoners set for release or parole have died behind bars in the past year or so. A new study gets behind delays. And one Texas prison is cleared out to hold migrants. We'll…

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June 21, 2021

Texas Standard: June 21, 2021

The Texas Governor has followed through on a threat to veto funding for the state legislature. We'll look at what's next and what else fell to the pen. Also, when Governor Greg Abbott signed the so-called "constitutional carry" law at the Alamo he also signed another. Some say it is meant to change the role of states when it comes to gun laws. And we'll also reexamine Governor Abbott's border wall proposal and delve deep into the story of one migrant teen. Plus, redrawing political maps is an important process. But how can you really get involved? Turns out there…

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June 18, 2021

Texas Standard: June 18, 2021

For the third time the Supreme Court struck down a challenge to overturn the Affordable Care Act. So is the fight over? We'll explore. Also, Governor Greg Abbott has until Sunday to veto items from the legislative session. A look at how much power the Governor holds in that process. And the results are in for some statewide standardized tests. What they tell us about how the pandemic may have affected learning. Plus, for the first time this weekend's Juneteenth celebrations are part of a federal holiday. The story behind a new mural in Galveston and a challenge to confront…

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