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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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One reporter tells the Standard that he’s never seen more security at the U.S. Capitol than during today’s event.


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Some lawmakers sheltered in their offices; others were in the House chamber when a mob entered the Capitol.

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While the industry as a whole did well, many funeral homes had more work than they would like due to the pandemic.

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John Cornyn Says He Won’t Join Growing Number Of Texas Republicans Planning To Object To Certification Of Joe Biden’s Win

The state’s senior senator said Tuesday he will not object to certifying President Donald Trump’s reelection defeat “based on unproven allegations.”

From The Texas Tribune:

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced Tuesday that he isn’t planning to object to the certification of the Electoral College vote in Congress, splitting with a growing number of GOP colleagues that most notably includes the state’s junior senator, Ted Cruz.

In a lengthy letter to Texans, Cornyn noted that he has supported President Donald Trump’s right to challenge election results in the courts but that Trump’s lawsuits have gone nowhere, 

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ABC News’ Matthew Dowd says shifts are happening here, too, but will take longer because of Texas’ long history of being a deep red state.

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Though seniors of al ethnicities make up the largest number of COVID-19 fatalities, the rate of death among working-age people is higher for Black and Latino Texans.

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Existing infrastructure, quality of life and politics are all likely to play a role in the military’s decision.

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Providing a million more Texas adults with health insurance could mean billions for hospitals, economy.

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This week in Texas politics with The Texas Tribune.

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The Texas attorney general is suing four states over the 2020 election, but it’s unlikely the Supreme Court will take on the case.