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Friday, Jul 1

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Ken Paxton says state could prosecute sodomy laws should Supreme Court, Texas law allow it

The Texas attorney general said he would enforce Texas law should the Supreme Court overturn protections for same-sex intimacy.

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Texas police chiefs make recommendations to state lawmakers on school safety, gun regulations

The recommendations fall into four categories — prevention, preparedness, response and review — and include raising the age requirement to 21 for purchasing AR-15-style weapons.

Supreme Court rulings take on religious freedoms, sparking concerns over church and state separation

The 6-3 conservative majority ruled in the favor of a high school football coach from Washington state praying on the 50-yard line and rejected Maine’s ban on sending tuition aid...

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Wesley Hunt holds edge over Duncan Klussmann in contest for Texas’ new 38th congressional district

CD 38 was designed as a safe Republican seat for Hunt, leaving some voters concerned Hunt won’t be as responsive to constituents as their current member of Congress.

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Typewriter Rodeo: Leaving (maybe) on a jet plane

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

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Texas Standard for July 1, 2022: State police chiefs make recommendations to reduce school shootings

In response to the Uvalde school shooting, the Texas Police Chiefs Association has spoken to state lawmakers at committee hearings and urged legislative changes to improve school safety. And: What the Supreme...

Commentary: Abortion ruling isn’t just about us – it’s about the future, and we have to break this cycle

“As an artist, seeing the reality that we feared would come to fruition – the overturning of Roe v Wade is actually reality – it’s gut-wrenching. We have to stand...

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Need a summer TV rec? The ATX Television Fest has you covered

Festival leaders share the highlights from this year’s return to in-person programming, plus what they’re loving on TV right now.

After a Supreme Court ruling, curbing its regulatory authority, here’s how the EPA can still combat climate change

And it is now up to Congress to pass laws regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

Thursday, Jun 30

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The definition of drag has expanded – and so has the demand for performances

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Though “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and other TV shows have popularized drag, it’s not a new style of performance art. Its roots can be traced back to ancient Greece, where men played...

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It’s easier than ever to stream video from your phone to your TV

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If you have a relatively modern phone and TV, everything you need to stream is already built-in.

Why some businesses are taking positions on abortion rights, while others remain silent

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For companies that feel compelled to speak out, worker recruitment and retention are big issues.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules Biden administration can end ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

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The decision is a setback for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who filed suit against the Biden administration when the White House tried to rescind the policy.

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Texas Standard for June 30, 2022: How businesses are reacting to the Supreme Court’s abortion decision

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Some companies have pledged support for employees who must travel out-of-state to seek abortion care; others say they oppose state bans on the procedure. But plenty of other firms have...

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Gov. Abbott is again adding truck inspections along the border. Critics say he’s playing politics.

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The policy is similar to one briefly put in place two months ago that led to hours-long delays at the points of entry.

Wednesday, Jun 29

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U.S. Supreme Court rules veteran who alleged employment discrimination can sue state of Texas

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In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that states could not invoke sovereign immunity that shielded them from lawsuits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.

What’s the current status of abortion access in Texas?

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A Harris County judge on Tuesday blocked Texas officials from enforcing a decades-old abortion ban.

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Robb Elementary School in Uvalde will be rebuilt

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H-E-B said it will donate $10 million to kick off the effort.

What’s ‘Jane Roe’s’ legacy? Her daughter recounts a complicated life

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The woman known as “Jane Roe” in the landmark abortion case had three daughters. The eldest had a relationship with her mom and doesn’t want her mom’s legacy forgotten.

El Paso area seeing increased number of migrant deaths, many by drowning in irrigation canals

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Nearly 40 migrants crossing the Mexico border into Texas have died in the El Paso region since October, and 15 of those deaths were caused by drowning in irrigation canals...

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Fact-check: Can Texas secede from the union?

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Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

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UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine to welcome inaugural class this fall

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With a high prevalence of diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley, the first podiatry school in the state hopes to keep graduates in the area.

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Texas Standard for June 29, 2022: Daughter of Roe reacts to Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

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We have a conversation with the eldest daughter of Norma McCorvey, the Texan better known as Jane Roe in the landmark Roe v. Wade case. And: As the investigation continues in...

New Dallas ordinance will ban puppy and kitten sales from pet stores

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The ordinance will only affect Petland in Dallas since other pet store chains like PetSmart and Petco do not sell puppies or kittens.

Tuesday, Jun 28

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Truancy reform advocates worry Texas could backtrack following Uvalde shooting

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The Uvalde shooter’s history of truancy has been a focus of state lawmakers during legislative hearings at the Capitol.

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City of Mesquite considers upping minimum home size to 2,000 square feet

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Experts warn that it could price out many would-be residents from the city, which has previously recommended increasing affordable housing production.

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Dobbs ruling raises concerns about medical and digital privacy

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Privacy experts suggest turning off your cell phone’s location data and using private browsing windows.

How could the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion influence the Texas governor’s race?

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Recent polling has suggested a tightening race between Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott and his Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke.

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Texas judge blocks state’s pre-Roe abortion ban, allows some abortions to continue

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A Harris County judge has blocked Texas officials from enforcing a decades-old abortion ban, effectively allowing health providers to perform the procedure without the threat of prosecution.

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New livestream showcases ‘the breadth and depth of Texas music’ 24/7

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The Texas Music Experience, a service of KUTX 98.9 in Austin, launched in May and touches on nearly every genre imaginable.