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October 19, 2021

Texas Standard: October 19, 2021

By: David Brown

Last day for the Lege? A third special session ends a day early, with new redistricting maps en route to the Governor. What happens next and much more today on the Texas Standard.

A closer look at what got done, and what didn’t in the third special session, and whether this marks the end of the legislative season. Plus, remembering a redistricting battle from half a century ago that had a profound impact on Texas.

Other stories we’re tracking: social workers say Texas’ new abortion law is causing psychological harm to sexual assault survivors.

Also, the largely unknown story of a civil rights leader instrumental in desegregating Houston schools. Those stories and more.


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December 7, 2021

Texas Standard: December 7, 2021

The U.S. Justice Department files suit against the State of Texas alleging that the new redistricting maps violate the Voting Rights Act. We'll have details. Other stories we're tracking the first case of the newly named Omicron COVID-19 variant discovered in Texas. We'll look at what we know and what we don't. Also after years of talking about a massive infrastructure project to defend the Texas coast from hurricanes and flooding, bipartisan momentum finally building in Washington. We'll hear the latest. Plus turning a spotlight on a highly respected Black artist from Texas, who's avoided the spotlight for years. Those…

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December 6, 2021

Texas Standard: December 6, 2021

Twas the month before an election year and all thru the House and Senate and beyond, concerns rising among Democrats in Texas. Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune reporting on a push for change at the top of the Texas Democratic Party. Also a growing list of unanswered questions one month after the deadly tragedy at the Houston's Astroworld festival. We'll hear about findings by the Houston Chronicle. Plus representative Donna Howard on where we stand with reproductive rights in Texas in the wake of last week's oral arguments in a major abortion case. Those stories and much more today…

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December 3, 2021

Texas Standard: December 3, 2021

The Trump era policy for asylum seekers to resume after talks between the Biden administration and officials in Mexico. The so-called remain in Mexico program is coming back, despite promises of change. We'll hear why. Also the push to preserve the history of a formally segregated school in West Texas. And El Paso's ban on planting Mulberry trees. Now that the existing ones are dying off, what will take their place? Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune, and remembering the Texan getting tons of attention right now for his role in keeping the fab four together.…

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