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It’s considered by many to be the hub of Texas’ official sport. And no, you don’t need knowledge of football. We’re live from Rodeo Houston. In a state known for doing things big, there’s no bigger rodeo in Texas than the one we’re at. This hour we’ll be rounding up the stories and sounds of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which is kicking off…
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February the 14th may be one of the more divisive days on the calendar. Though Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love — many find it cheesy, commercial, or downright depressing. Others, lean into the holiday. In the latter camp, it seems, were a pair infamous lovers from Texas. Texas Standard commentator WF Strong has the story. The post Bonnie…
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One person has died in the Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle, which is now the largest wildfire in state history at an estimated 1,075,000 acres. We’ll get the latest update on the blaze. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are making simultaneous trips to the Texas-Mexico border today, a few days before Super Tuesday. There …
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The Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle, already the second biggest wildfire in Texas history, is so far 0% contained. We’ll talk with an evacuee and officials with the Texas A&M Forest Service to get the latest. With increasingly unpredictable rainfall and extended droughts, you may be thinking about what to plant to survive our new weather rea…
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Do social media companies have the right to decide what content appears on their platforms and what can be removed? Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston joins with a recap of yesterday’s arguments at the Supreme Court. We’ll talk to a writer from The Atlantic who asks: “What would it take to convince Americans that the ec…
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New laws – one from Texas – to regulate platforms like Facebook and TikTok are getting Supreme Court scrutiny today, with potentially profound implications. Years of drought have devastated sugar growers in South Texas – so much so that the state’s only sugar mill is closing. Austin’s I-35, the spine of the region’s roadway grid, is about to underg…
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For the first time in centuries, an American-built – and more specifically, Texas-built – spacecraft has touched down on the moon. Multiple law enforcement officers who responded to the 2022 Uvalde school shooting have been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating the failed police response. The folks calling the shots in the Texas oil i…
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In a closely watched primary battle near the top of the statewide ballot, we’ll have more on the showdown between two Democrats with considerable name recognition hoping for a chance to take on Ted Cruz in the fall. A question about Texas seceding from the U.S. was kept off the GOP primary ballot – but it was the closest the Texas Nationalist Movem…
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Former president and presidential candidate Donald Trump wades into Texas politics with downballot endorsements. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton takes aim at a faith-based group in El Paso providing services for migrants. In Texas farm country, concerns grow over a lack of water. In the congressional district that includes 800 miles of the state’…
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It’s the first day of early voting in the Texas primary. What you need to know before casting a ballot and why turning out matters. What exactly does “residency” mean when running for office? The answer might surprise you. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts a census – tallying things like livestock, tractors, combines and…
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On the eve of early voting, Alexandra Samuels of Texas Monthly and Mark Jones of the Baker Institute at Rice University share a closer look at some of the big contests Texas voters will see on their primary ballots. We’ll hear about what happened when reporters for the Houston Chronicle began mapping where tickets are being issued to people experie…
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A new law making it a state crime for migrants to enter Texas without authorization faces a major test in a federal courtroom. We’ll hear the latest. In Houston ISD, the biggest school district in the state, officials appointed by the state are getting pushback over plans to expand school reforms. A Texas presidential museum turns a spotlight on Ta…
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A conversation with state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a self-described progressive Democrat who’s running to challenge Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat. Three years after the big freeze that plunged most of Texas into darkness, a new bill aims to connect the state to neighboring electric grids. Mose Buchele of KUT in Austin has more. A big change for t…
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As Texans prepare to cast their first ballots in 2024, a conversation with Colin Allred, one of the top Democratic challengers for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Ted Cruz. Lubbock throws the switch to join Texas’ open electricity marketplace – for better, and some fear, for worse. A new ‘queen’ of country music? Houston-born Beyo…
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The U.S. Senate has passed a major aid bill for Ukraine and Israel – but its fate in the House is uncertain. Despite its dominance in politics statewide, the Republican Party in Texas ain’t what it used to be. What’s changed, why, and what it means for the future. As the numbers of people experiencing homelessness rise nationwide, some cities are m…
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A shooting at one of the most famous megachurches in Texas, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, leaves one dead and a child in critical condition. We’ll have the latest. For most of the past few decades, the title of “top trading partner to the U.S.” has belonged to China – but the U.S. Census Bureau reports that last year, the United States’…
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There’s a six-way race in Houston for the Democratic bid to represent part of the city in the Texas Senate. We’ll look at how it’s shaping up. A case involving a Navy SEAL is testing a Pentagon policy designed to keep extremists out of the military. Change is coming to a corridor in the Texas Hill Country known for its wineries. Why it could just b…
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With a trial date fast approaching will securities fraud charges against Ken Paxton ever reach a jury? After years of delays, lawyers for the attorney general now say he’s been denied the right to a speedy trial, and that his prosecution is unconstitutional. Amid a border security standoff between the Biden administration and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott…
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Critics say that Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against five Texas cities over marijuana enforcement is all politics – but what does the law say? In rural Texas, neighbors of bitcoin miners say the noise is causing migraines, sleepless nights and the flight of wildlife. Texas freelance journalist Tamir Kalifa has won a top national prize for…
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Supporters say it’s the most significant bill on immigration in a generation, while opponents call it dead on arrival. Liz Goodwin of the Washington Post breaks down the provisions of the Senate’s $118 billion immigration and foreign aid bill: what’s in it and why the prognosis for passage isn’t good. New insight on how Texas Republicans are leanin…
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A bipartisan bill to address border security: one that mandates that President Biden shut down the border. David Martin Davies with more on the Senate bill on immigration and border security and an update on border protests over the weekend. What appears to be the first human brain chip implant by Elon Musk’s Neuralink is raising concerns about saf…
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Ready? Or not? As primaries fast approach, an effort to prepare young Texas voters to cast their very first ballots. A federal complaint filed over Texans being wrongfully kicked off Medicaid rolls. The latest on a challenge to Texas’ new law prohibiting social media companies from censoring political speech online. A new TV series on Martin Luther…
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With a push from Texas Republicans, the U.S. House moves a step closer toward a vote to impeach the head of Homeland Security. Amid a shortage of teachers statewide, a move in Dallas to get more men of color in the classroom. In the Texas oilfields, how a push for greener drilling has some worried about the effects on the power grid. A browser upda…
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The Texas Supreme Court hears arguments in a case challenging a law banning puberty blockers and hormone therapy for trans minors. John Whitmire, Houston’s new mayor, campaigned to be “tough-but-smart on crime.” Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider takes a look at some of Whitmire’s plans for law enforcement. SpaceX wants to give the state 477 a…
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A Texas senator wants to reopen impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Ken Paxton – but it’s unlikely to happen. What have recent heavy rains done for drought conditions in Texas? A plan to overhaul the way the U.S. Census Bureau counts people with disabilities has received so much pushback that the agency is rethinking the updated questi…
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