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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The family of a deceased 21-year-old man and another man who was allegedly trampled during the event are among those who have sued.

More than a dozen victims from Friday night’s Astroworld Festival at NRG Park have filed lawsuits against concert organizers, according to records filed with the Harris County District Clerk’s Office on Monday.

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All proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution passed. Plus, more on Austin’s Prop A, a GOP flip of Texas House District 118 and Fort Worth ISD’s bond election.

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A tour of a Texas power plant shows the challenges of applying new winterization rules.

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The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Austin by Voto Latino, with the support of a group affiliated with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Michael Minasi/KUT News

“Obviously, everyone who moves to Texas might not align with Gov. Abbott’s recent legislation, but they kind of do see [it] as a lot of political noise.”


50 years ago, a battle over redistricting changed Texas

Oct 19, 2021
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In 1971, Texas Democrats had the power, and drew legislative district maps that disenfranchised people of color.

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“The impact of finally coming forward and then being told there are no options for you is devastating.”

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“If you think about it from the standpoint of a traffic jam … that accident may have occurred 30 minutes or an hour ago, but it has a lasting effect,” says a Texas-based supply chain expert.


Eddie Gaspar / The Texas Tribune

By Rebekah Allen. Radio story produced by Rhonda Fanning & Jill

Abbott also called on the Legislature to pass a law expanding the ban on vaccine mandates.


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Opioid overdoses have skyrocketed during the pandemic. A new program from Texas A&M is trying to tackle the problem.

The Empower TeleEcho program aims to mentor doctors in Texas’ rural communities on how to identify and treat substance use disorders.

Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT News

From The Grid To Property Taxes, Mike Collier Says The Lieutenant Governorship Is Where He Can Make The Most Difference

The Houston-area Democrat hasn’t officially announced his candidacy. If he runs, he would face Matthew Dowd in a Democratic primary race.

Congressional Democrats Keeping One Eye On Texas

Sep 16, 2021
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As Congressional Democrats Work To Pass New Voting Laws, They’ve Been Keeping One Eye On Texas

The Freedom to Vote Act includes provisions that are at odds with Texas’ recently adopted voting law.

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The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Bell County, home to Killeen and Fort Hood, is about 32% – significantly lower than some nearby counties.