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May 8, 2017

Texas Standard: May 8, 2017

By: David Brown

A weekend of voting and ballot counting across Texas: from El Paso to San Antonio to Pasadena: we’ll explore the outcomes and the implications. Also if you’re spending more than you’re bringing in and you’ve been smart enough to plan for a rainy day, you might tap that savings to get thru the storm. But as Texas lawmakers argue over whether to do just that, listeners are asking us where did those unspent billions come from in the first place? We’ll take a look. Plus HEB and Kroger: under German attack? And who says the spirit of bipartisanship has disappeared? Evidence to the contrary, and a texan in the top ten of aisle crossers. All of that and so much more today on the Texas Standard:


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April 9, 2021

Texas Standard: April 9, 2021

Allegations of abuse at a migrant detention center for unaccompanied minors in San Antonio. What's known and what's not. Other stories we're tracking, a booster shot for efforts to get more Texans vaccinated against COVID-19 by putting the clinic on wheels. We'll hear the how and why. Plus a bill to bring broadband to rural Texas, as well as urban areas that can't get connected. What the proposal does and doesn't do, when it comes to an increasingly critical piece of the infrastructure puzzle. And how waste is suddenly affecting a way of life in south Texas. Those stories and…

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April 8, 2021

Texas Standard: April 8, 2021

As federal officials add new detention centers for young migrants, the states of Texas and Louisiana sue over changes to immigration policy. We'll have details. Also, the nation's top homeland security official returns to Texas today as the numbers of migrants swell along the southern border. Richard Pineda of UT El Paso on how the politics of immigration may be blurring the picture of what's really happening. And those boots are made for talking, the fashion editor of Vogue magazine on a Texas accent in haute couture. And what's the real capitol of Texas? You sure? A Houston Chronicle writer…

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April 7, 2021

Texas Standard: April 7, 2021

The standardized STAAR test is set to go fully online soon statewide. But a glitch in testing this week has many wondering are we ready, or not? We'll look at details. Other stories we're tracking: the growing controversy over so-called vaccine passports quickly becoming a new culture war flashpoint. Are mandated certifications of vaccinations ethical? A closer look at some of the underlying considerations. And home prices skyrocketing in Texas cities, but if you're thinking you can escape this trend by moving to rural Texas...think again. Also, the best chess team in the world? Look no further than the Rio…

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