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.  

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Regulations governing human sample testing are different than those for animal samples. TAMU’s lab director sought flexibility from the federal government during the pandemic.

There are more than 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children 9 and younger in Harris County. And parents trying to take care of those children have been forced to put themselves at risk.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Facing backlash from educators, parents and public health officials, the Texas Education Agency is giving schools more time before they must resume teaching students in person, and allowing districts hard hit by the coronavirus to seek waivers.

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University Hospital’s lead researcher said Remdesivir can reduce patient recovery time and free up hospital beds — but there’s not enough to go around.

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New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink observed the response at Houston Methodist hospital, where COVID-19 units are being expanded on the fly.

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“All along the government has had the authority to release families, children and parents together, under existing parole authority, under the law and the regulations.”

Michael Minasi/KUT

“You have a greater percentage of staff who want to stay home out of concern of being infected than the percentage of families that want to resume in-person classes,” says Houston Chronicle reporter Jacob Carpenter.

Paul Flahive / Texas Public Radio

Long distances between residents and food pantries or nearby grocery stores contribute to food insecurity.

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“This was an extremely tough decision,” says the chair of the fair’s board.

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How parts of a highway were named and how that’s changing.

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This July Fourth holiday weekend, Nueces County will begin restricting vehicle access to beaches in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Dominic Anthony Walsh / Texas Public Radio

The Hill Country tourist town’s Main Street is busy. Many people aren’t wearing masks.

Julia Reihs/KUT

In Harris County, early voting locations added, masks encouraged, distributed to voters.

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The abrupt oil market crash has some workers wondering if a job in the sector is still worth it.

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The head of the association says putting the onus on businesses and employees to enforce face-mask rules is an unfair burden, and puts staff safety at risk.