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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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New Special Session Agenda: Redistricting, Transgender Athletes And Potential Leeway For Vaccine Mandates


The action comes in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Texas’ restrictive abortion law to go into effect.

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Voters who believe the GOP-sponsored changes are a setback for civil rights may express their anger at the ballot box.

Jordan Vonderhaar for KUT News
Kaysie Ellingson / Texas Tech Public Media

Texas Election Bill Raises Concerns About Possible Power Struggles Between Partisan Poll Watchers And Election Workers

Senate Bill 1 wouldn’t change a poll watcher’s role, but the bill gives them more autonomy to observe election workers within a voting location.

Julia Reihs/KUT

The Dallas Morning News explores “The Great Reversal” shift of power to workers.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT News

Attorney General Ken Paxton faces party challengers for first time next year.

Chris Haxel / American Homefront

In cities nationwide, groups addressing veteran homelessness by replacing the traditional shelter model with tiny homes.

Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT News

The state’s chief epidemiologist says the “steepness” of the increase the cases now is similar to what happened during the early months of the pandemic.

Michael Minasi/KUT News

A top doctor at Texas Children’s Hospital says the COVID-19 positivity rate is going up in children and hospitalizations may be creeping up as well.

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/texas-doctor-we-are-now-seeing-rapid-spread-of-the-delta-variant-in-children/

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In an interview with the Standard, the governor says he’ll call “special session after special session” until the Republican-backed legislation passes.

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