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April 12, 2024

The move away from fossil fuels may exacerbate water scarcity in South Texas

By: David Brown

Corpus Christi at the intersection of a clash between dueling demands – one for water, another for energy alternatives.
Dallas City Council votes to expand historical preservation efforts, with a specific outreach to communities of color.
If you’re looking for an apartment in Texas, do you know what you’ll really be paying each month? A warning to renters about the rise of so-called junk fees.
A Houston print shop, long popular with musicians, now the center of a labor dispute. Raul Alonzo with that, plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and much more.


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May 27, 2024

The Future of Work in Texas – A Texas Standard special

Texas is changing, and so is the world. If we squint to try to look at the future job landscape, what do we see? There are more than 15 million working Texans right now, but while the state boasts steady growth and “record high levels” for jobs and the labor force, there are always unknowns […]

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May 24, 2024

Why is Ted Cruz proposing a bill to legislate in vitro fertilization?

There’s infighting among Texas Republicans over the next steps in their efforts to stop abortions in the state.Canada is Texas’s second-biggest international trade partner, behind Mexico. We’re talking to Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of export, trade and economic development, during her visit to the Lone Star State this week.After the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that […]

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May 23, 2024

What’s behind an anti-birth control push on social media?

After an apparent tornado strike in Temple last night, it’s looking to be another day of severe weather across large parts of the Lone Star State.A ransomware attack on the Ascension hospital network is still having a big impact on staff and patients almost two weeks later.After online reports and videos of women giving up […]

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May 22, 2024

Laredo native Vanessa Gonzalez on how Texas informs her comedy

The May 28 primary runoff elections are fast approaching – we’ll have an update on contests in North Texas and a contentious battle over who will head the Texas GOP.With Texas school boards at the center of culture wars, a closer look at how those boards operate.What’s so funny about Texas? Laredo native Vanessa Gonzalez […]

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May 21, 2024

Who pays for Texas highways?

After spring storms drenched Southeast Texas, the state is offering to buy out flooded homes. Why some are saying no thank you.Early voting is underway for primary runoffs, and Gov. Greg Abbott’s battle over school vouchers continues as he backs candidates against those who oppose his plan.A look at how the military trains for tunnel […]

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May 20, 2024

What’s next for Houston after deadly storms

We’ll have the latest on relief and recovery efforts in Houston days after deadly storms hit the region and left hundreds of thousands without power.A new plan for mental health care in Texas and what some Texans say needs to be a shift in priorities.The Texas delegation to Congress is set to up the stakes […]

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May 17, 2024

Four dead after severe storms batter Houston, East Texas

Deadly and destructive storms sweep across downtown Houston, killing four and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. We’ll have an update on the latest as damage assessment and recovery efforts are underway.A new controversy surrounding Houston Superintendent Mike Miles is getting the attention of state lawmakers and the Texas Education Agency – this one involving […]

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May 16, 2024

The buzz around the Bumble ad controversy

The border buoys case in court: Why the arguments surrounding Texas’ river barrier were not about immigration.El Paso County residents are concerned a proposed highway expansion project could imperil the Rio Bosque – a marshy area along the Rio Grande that has been “re-wilded” to support native plants and wildlife.What will soon be one of […]

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