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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 organization wants a tax credit of up to $5,000, which would help about 3.4 million Texans cover the cost of caring for older relatives.

Ben Torres for The Texas Tribune

Texans With Disabilities Fear Voting Will Get Harder For Them As Special Session On Gop Restrictions Nears

The extent to which Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions might affect voters of color has received much attention, but Texans with disabilities also face the prospect of new barriers to the ballot box.

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A Baylor College of Medicine health expert says unvaccinated people of all ages are at risk. The good news is that the vaccines offer good protection.

  

https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/rural-areas-unvaccinated-texans-at-greatest-risk-for-fast-spreading-delta-variant/

Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune

Immigration and border security continue to top Texas voters’ list of most important problems facing the state. It is a particular concern of Republican voters.

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The problem is centered in Texas deer-breeding facilities.

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Courtesy of Cristina TzinTzun Ramirez

The sounds of Texas.

The green truck in Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez’ driveway is old but beautiful – like a grandmother whose beauty has mostly faded, as some features still remain.

It’s the family heirloom. A gift from her father. But, Tzintzun Ramirez says the gift came with strings attached.

Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says a large number of power plants are offline, but it could not provide details as to what may be causing the “very concerning” number of outages. At the same time, the state is experiencing near-record demand for electricity in June.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/14/texas-power-grid-conserve-ercot/

Corrie Boudreaux / El Paso Matters

The National Guard has both been touted as effective for border enforcement and criticized for using troops not trained for civilian duty.

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/two-years-in-mexico-national-guards-role-on-the-border-remains-controversial/

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Highlights from Texas’ 87th Legislature, plus what to expect in upcoming special sessions.

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Ray Benson, the Grammy-winning group’s frontman, says the Lone Star State has always embraced him even though his roots are not in Texas.

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The House and Senate still need to close a large gap between their competing bills over the next few days before the session ends, but advocates and opponents both say that’s likely to happen.

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/bail-reform-appears-on-the-verge-of-passage-in-texas-legislature/

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