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There’s infighting among Texas Republicans over the next steps in their efforts to stop abortions in the state. Canada is Texas’s second-biggest international trade partner, behind Mexico. We’re talking to Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of export, trade and economic development, during her visit to the Lone Star State this week. After the Alabama Supre…
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There’s been a lot of talk lately about artificial intelligence — what it can do and what its limitations are. And if you’ve been keeping tabs on it at all, there’s no doubt that it seems to be getting better — and fast. Texas Standard commentator WF Strong wanted to find out for himself just how good its become. So he did a little experiment. The …
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After an apparent tornado strike in Temple last night, it’s looking to be another day of severe weather across large parts of the Lone Star State. A ransomware attack on the Ascension hospital network is still having a big impact on staff and patients almost two weeks later. After online reports and videos of women giving up the birth control pill,…
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The May 28 primary runoff elections are fast approaching – we’ll have an update on contests in North Texas and a contentious battle over who will head the Texas GOP. With Texas school boards at the center of culture wars, a closer look at how those boards operate. What’s so funny about Texas? Laredo native Vanessa Gonzalez is featured in a PBS docu…
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After spring storms drenched Southeast Texas, the state is offering to buy out flooded homes. Why some are saying no thank you. Early voting is underway for primary runoffs, and Gov. Greg Abbott’s battle over school vouchers continues as he backs candidates against those who oppose his plan. A look at how the military trains for tunnel warfare. Dom…
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We’ll have the latest on relief and recovery efforts in Houston days after deadly storms hit the region and left hundreds of thousands without power. A new plan for mental health care in Texas and what some Texans say needs to be a shift in priorities. The Texas delegation to Congress is set to up the stakes in a water fight with Mexico. A small gr…
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Deadly and destructive storms sweep across downtown Houston, killing four and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. We’ll have an update on the latest as damage assessment and recovery efforts are underway. A new controversy surrounding Houston Superintendent Mike Miles is getting the attention of state lawmakers and the Texas Education Agen…
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The border buoys case in court: Why the arguments surrounding Texas’ river barrier were not about immigration. El Paso County residents are concerned a proposed highway expansion project could imperil the Rio Bosque – a marshy area along the Rio Grande that has been “re-wilded” to support native plants and wildlife. What will soon be one of Texas’ …
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Voting maps in Galveston County are in the spotlight as the 5th Circuit takes up an unusual challenge to allegations of racial gerrymandering. Why the outcome could have broader implications. After flooding in East Texas due to recent storms, what can be done to prevent the risk of mold? Starting a small business with members of the family – what c…
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Texas ramped up construction of toll roads the past two decades and has some of the harshest penalties. We’ll take a look at the impact on drivers. A third person pleads guilty in the alleged bribery scheme involving U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. How a divorce in Denton could change IVF in Texas: The state Supreme Court may take up a case deciding wheth…
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After weeks of rains in East Texas, hope for a shift into recovery mode is on hold with more rain tap for today and much of this week. Strong winds, hail damage, what next? Sangita Menon of KUT News looks at the next steps of navigating insurance. What does Azerbaijan want from Texas? Christopher Hooks of Texas Monthly shares how the indictment of …
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A Galveston County judge has pushed back the start of a trial in a civil lawsuit against the parents of the accused gunman in the Santa Fe High School shooting, which left eight students and two teachers dead in 2018. Houston has a new acting police chief in the wake of the abrupt retirement of Chief Troy Finner. We’ll have the latest. The Jackson …
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A former Texas oil exec is being punished for allegedly raising the price of oil. Is it the tip of the iceberg or water under the bridge? In spring elections across larger Texas counties, voters got a more direct say in who runs the obscure agencies that oversee the property appraisal process – agencies that determine how much you pay in property t…
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After the worst-ever wildfire disaster for Texas agriculture, there’s now an effort to help ranchers who lost large numbers of pregnant cows. A year after the mall shooting in Allen, what the data reveals about gun violence there more broadly. A new report documents how unlicensed teachers are becoming fixtures in many Texas schools. Organizers of …
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One year later, a survivor of the Allen mass shooting talks about his long road to recovery. New water rules take effect in the Rio Grande Valley as some border cities cope with historically low reservoirs. With the rise of cloud-based services and AI, the demand for power has soared. What it means for the state Texas. A new book by University of H…
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Heavy rains led to severe flooding in parts of Harris County and counties to the north, prompting evacuations, boat rescues and substantial property damage. We’ll get an update on the latest. Texans voted in numerous municipal elections over the weekend. How some closely watched races turned out. Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and his wife were…
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Storms continue to wreak havoc with flooding in some places north of Houston, the worst they’ve seen since Hurricane Harvey. A preview of a big election tomorrow to fill a seat that hasn’t been vacant since the early 80’s. Efforts to curb property taxes. How well’s that actually going? The United Methodist Church does a 180 on LGBTQ clergy. We’ll t…
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Twisters up north, flooding to the east, wildfire dangers out in the far west and a forecast that won’t let up… yet. Boat rescues reported in central east Texas and many road closures as riverbanks swell from the rain. Meteorologist Eric Berger with the latest and what to expect. On the heels of layoffs in April, the state’s wealthiest resident mov…
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Flooding in East Texas with evacuations in some parts and warnings in others as the weather picture worsens. What new polling numbers from the Texas Politics Project mean for the state’s political forecast as we move closer to the general election. Many eyes on the Fed today with a decision on interest rates that could affect many Texans. A lot of …
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Extreme weather brings flooding and evacuations to an area near the Trinity River. We’ll find out how folks are coping with all that water. Police remove protestors trying to set up camp on the UT Austin campus. A new book takes a look at the Republic of Texas – an armed secession movement in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. It happened nearly 30…
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Some of Texas’ biggest counties say their lockups are getting more overcrowded and many sheriffs say the state is to blame. Destructive weather across the Midwest over much of the weekend turned to Texas late Sunday. A school district that’s increasingly been in the spotlight over culture war issues heads toward what could be a turning point with l…
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An even larger antiwar protest at the University of Texas at Austin takes place Thursday, now the official response to protesters taking center stage. Is a major constitutional battle looming over UT’s response to Wednesday’s campus protests against the Israel-Hamas war? Why tiny rural Texas towns may be in the crosshairs for a new kind of cyberwar…
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After protests over the Israel-Hamas war at Columbia, NYU and elsewhere, students at the University of Texas follow suit and were met by police in riot gear who arrested dozens. UT history and politics professor Jeremi Suri talks about what happened on campus yesterday and the lessons from an earlier wave of student protests nationwide. A new repor…
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A pilot program for guaranteed income in Harris County is put on hold by the Texas Supreme Court. Could residents of Corpus Christi become the first in the state to drink treated seawater from the tap? Some say a desalination plan’s needed to meet growing water demand, but many locals say the downsides are too serious to swallow. The northern Panha…
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A court says the foster care system in Texas is failing many vulnerable children. Why that’s especially true for trans kids. A practically forgotten burial ground for Indigenous people in West Texas now has a proper memorial. How a shortage of shipyard workers is contributing to delays for the Navy. We’ll talk to author Jonny Garza Villa, whose new…
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