Texas Standard

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Texas Standard is a new statewide public radio news program that originates from The KUT Public Media Studios in Austin and is hosted by David Brown .

The one-hour program includes national and Texas news‐of‐the day segments along with regular feature segments on Business & the Economy, Technology & Innovation, Environment, Arts, Culture and Social Media.

Texas drives much of the national conversation in many sectors: Business, Energy, Education, Technology, Environment, Medicine, Sports and, of course, Politics and Texas Standard is here to help it make sense to us all.  

Paul DeBenedetto / Houston Public Media

Party chair Gilberto Hinojosa called on members to redouble their efforts toward victory in November, despite their shock at recent events.

Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT

Voting rights advocates want more people to be able to vote by mail as a precaution against COVID-19. State officials oppose that idea.

Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT

Early reports during the coronavirus pandemic suggest larger companies are gobbling up much of the aid, while many of the neediest ones aren’t benefiting.

Graduation At The Last Drive-In Picture Show

May 15, 2020
Courtesy of Gatesville High School and Amber Colson Photography

Gatesville High School seniors and families will celebrate a socially distanced graduation next week at the community’s 70-year-old drive-in theater.

Typewriter Rodeo: What To Do If You Run Out Of TP

May 8, 2020

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT

Some fellow Republicans say the governor should consider lifting orders that restrict people and commerce. Public health officials say that would be dangerous.

This Time Of Year, Butterfly Roadkill Is A Thing In Texas

Nov 8, 2019
Caroline Covington/Texas Standard

Researchers are finding millions of dead butterflies in “hot spots” along Texas highways.

(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Nearly 40% of Texas voters believe too many migrants are entering the U.S. A majority of voters support background checks for gun purchasers.