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October 11, 2016

Texas Standard: October 11, 2016

By: David Brown

The law says police must report officer involved shootings. So why are hundreds of police involved shootings missing from records? We’ll explore. Also, trust the polls? Want another measure for how the presidential race is going? Why some are looking to the peso as a proxy. Plus on this final day of voter registration in Texas: is there not a better way? Also, The Feds order Texas to remove caps on special ed services ..unless they can show no kids are losing out. Now a Texas lawmaker wants to go a step further. We’ll hear the plan. And the recent passing of a Texas music legend…a new book explores what we’ve lost. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:


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A special broadcast from the Houston Rodeo

It’s considered by many to be the hub of Texas’ official sport. And no, you don’t need knowledge of football. We’re live from Rodeo Houston. In a state known for doing things big, there’s no bigger rodeo in Texas than the one we’re at. This hour we’ll be rounding up the stories and sounds of […]

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A small Texas town is holding a big Leap Year celebration

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February 28, 2024

The latest on the Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle

The Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle, already the second biggest wildfire in Texas history, is so far 0% contained. We’ll talk with an evacuee and officials with the Texas A&M Forest Service to get the latest.With increasingly unpredictable rainfall and extended droughts, you may be thinking about what to plant to survive our new […]

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February 27, 2024

How the Supreme Court treated Texas’ argument to regulate social media

Do social media companies have the right to decide what content appears on their platforms and what can be removed? Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston joins with a recap of yesterday’s arguments at the Supreme Court. We’ll talk to a writer from The Atlantic who asks: “What would it […]

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February 26, 2024

The state’s only sugar mill is closing. What’s next for sugar cane farmers?

New laws – one from Texas – to regulate platforms like Facebook and TikTok are getting Supreme Court scrutiny today, with potentially profound implications.Years of drought have devastated sugar growers in South Texas – so much so that the state’s only sugar mill is closing.Austin’s I-35, the spine of the region’s roadway grid, is about […]

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February 23, 2024

A younger generation is taking over the Texas oil fields

For the first time in centuries, an American-built – and more specifically, Texas-built – spacecraft has touched down on the moon.Multiple law enforcement officers who responded to the 2022 Uvalde school shooting have been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating the failed police response.The folks calling the shots in the Texas oil industry […]

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February 22, 2024

What does the MLS referee lockout mean for the 2024 soccer season?

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February 21, 2024

Ballet folklórico competition comes to North Texas

Former president and presidential candidate Donald Trump wades into Texas politics with downballot endorsements.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton takes aim at a faith-based group in El Paso providing services for migrants.In Texas farm country, concerns grow over a lack of water.In the congressional district that includes 800 miles of the state’s border with Mexico, four […]

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