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Texas Standard: August 25, 2016

$20 million and change— a record setting fine for the administrators of the annual Texas standardized school tests. The stakes today on the Texas Standard. The attack on the university in Kabul: dozens of American Universities around the world, what's in a name? And why that matters. Also, if Northeast Texas were a separate state...

Texas Standard: August 24, 2016

Guess who's coming to dinner? The mother of a transgender boy gets a long awaited RSVP from Ken Paxton. We'll meet her today on the Texas Standard. Set asides for higher ed students- the Lt. Governor wants to get rid of them claiming it would cut the cost of college across the board. Do the...

Texas Standard: August 22, 2016

File under impeccable timing: on the first day of school for many across Texas, a ruling to stop a controversial bathroom policy- details today on the Texas Standard. The decision by a federal court in Texas affects schools nationwide, temporarily putting the brakes on an Obama Adminsitration order to accomodate transgender students. We'll explore the...

Texas Standard: August 18, 2016

The Aleppo boy in the ambulance – could a haunting photo mark a tipping point in what's been called a forever war? The case today on the Texas Standard. The feds are phasing out private prisons. How did we get there in the first place? Would you believe Texas led the way? Also the dwindling...

Texas Standard: August 18, 2016

In a year of deadly storms, and torrential downpours, one south Texas sheriff is wishing for a hurricane. His radical call for relief near the border, we'll explore. Also he's accused of being a deserter but new evidence suggests Bowe Bergdahl wanted to be something else: a Russian mob hitman. We'll hear the latest on...

Texas Standard: August 17, 2016

11 people dead in Louisiana, the floodwaters now moving south and the national media somewhere else. A drought of concern? We'll explore. Also two years after the so-called surge of central americans crossing the Texas border, what we're learning about a sweetheart billion dollar deal to lock them them up. Plus its true, big oil...

Texas Standard: August 16, 2016

Texas politicians have to disclose how they're spending on campaigns unless they've bought a campaign in a box. The lid comes off today we'll explore. Plus more than just the facts: new research shows how race and social media combine to shape perceptions of events like the recent Dallas police shooting. Also, a beer battle...

Texas Standard: August 15, 2016

In drought-prone Texas, is rain a hazard to our health? Why state officials might want to keep the answers on the down low, we'll explore. Plus the constitution says owing money is not a crime, but many texans get locked up for it anyway. What some cities are doing to change that if they can....

Texas Standard: August 12, 2016

Curious what a Trump presidency might do for the Texas economy? We've got answers, An economist who worked for Rick Perry says, that wall he'd build? Texas would pay for it. Also it's been more than six years since Obamacare went into effect. We'll look at the law's legacy in Texas. Plus, if you want...

Texas Standard: August 11, 2016

Maybe you thought the battle in the so-called transgender bathroom wars was winding down. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton isn't giving up, and he's got ten other states behind him. We'll explore. Also a program that provides tuition for veterans, unique to Texas, is costing universities more and more every year. The question, how to...

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