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Texas Standard: February 8, 2016

As the US celebrated the big game, North Korea staged a surprise missile launch. Are America's eyes on the right ball? Also, Victory tomorrow in the Granite State may be important but it pales in comparison to what's up for grabs in Texas. We'll hear how the democrats are chasing Texas delegates. And explosions, fires...

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Texas Standard: February 5, 2016

Trouble right there in Crystal city, with a capital C and that rhymes with B and that stands for... Bribery? The mayor, the city manager, all but one city council member swept up in an epic corruption bust in south Texas...we'll have details. Also-rethinking DNA: new science could mean a massive number of convictions tossed...

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Texas Standard: February 4, 2016

We can't yet call it the great oil blowout of the early 21st century,or can we? A dark announcement from a major Texas company. Also Texas jailhouse deaths have been making headlines here and across the nation...so why is the largest city in Texas cutting jail inspectors? And we've all heard that California's losing tech...

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Texas Standard: February 3, 2016

Unlikely allies: the states top republican and a prominent democratic congressman seek answers about border security. We'll explore. Following the money trail: money disappears from public coffers Mexico and ends up in Texas. The corrupt go to jail... but what happens to the money? Also salad days for aquaponics: veggies from fish waste? We'll go...

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Texas Standard: February 2, 2016

File under Trumped: Did the army of Texans in Iowa put Ted Cruz over top? The Lt. Governor joins us from Des Moines. Also the spread of the Zika virus now an international emergency and more cases discovered in Texas. 5 things you need to know now. And is technology turning Texas police officers into...

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Texas Standard: February 1, 2016

Boots on the ground: a pivotal day for a huge Texas contingent in Iowa. The view from up North. Also what is a caucus anyway? We'll offer a Texsplainer. And one of the biggest big box retail fails in recent memory, ready for a reboot in Big D? We'll hear all about it. Engineering students...

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Texas Standard: January 29, 2016

Equal Rights. Equal Obligations? A rite of passage for men may become a legal requirement for young women, too. Details today on the Texas Standard. Efforts are underway to remove a last vestige of sexism in the military. Not all women are thrilled about it, however. We'll explore. Also Is growth is Texas making economic...

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Texas Standard: January 28, 2016

Could 2016 mark a change bigger than the Reagan revolution? Texans reconsider what it means to be Republican. We'll explore. Also, Robert Gates served presidents of both parties- what the former defense secretary, spymaster and Texas A&M President now sees as the biggest threat to national security. And the market meltdown in China has sent...

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Texas Standard: January 27, 2016

He's a physicist, a nobel laureate, a professor, and now a central figure in the debate over guns in college classrooms. Also with dangerous chemical on tap in Flint, Michigan, what's in the water in Texas? In many cases no one's quite sure. What's behind mounting delays in Texas water testing? We'll explore. Also millennials...

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Texas Standard: January 26, 2016

In today's episode of as the tables turn- planned parenthood gets cleared of wrongdoing. Secret videographers get indicted. More on the surprise decision by a harris county grand jury looking into Planned Parenthood...and the outcome top state officials did not see coming. If you're a landlord in Texas, should you have to ask your tenants...

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