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Texas lawmakers in DC push Congress to withhold aid from Mexico over water treaty

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Mexico owes Texas a certain number of water every five years but says it can’t deliver in a drought.

Texas forests threatened by spread of invasive beetle

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Emerald ash borers were recently found in five new counties in Texas.

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Houston-area residents share accounts of fast-developing severe storms

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Nearly 1 million homes and businesses lost electricity at one point, and 224,000 remained without power as of Monday morning.

Music boxes of old play San Antonio history

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The King William historic home Villa Finale contains a collection of music machines that play back San Antonio’s history.

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Texas Standard for May 20, 2024: What’s next for Houston after deadly storms

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Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power after deadly thunderstorms and high winds last week left a path of destruction in parts of Southeast Texas.

Friday, May 17

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‘We’re the voice now’: Veronica and Jerry Mata tell Tess’s story through activism

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The parents of one of the 19 children killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary in 2022 say the constant push for change takes a toll on them – but...

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Report raises concerns Texas education dollars were funneled out of the state

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Mike Miles, state-appointed superintendent of Houston ISD, is at the center of the investigation.

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Presidential candidates switch up debate schedule, likely skipping Texas State University event

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The university would have been the first in Texas to hold a presidential debate.

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Texas has the most uninsured kids in the U.S. A small Austin clinic wants to serve them.

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Lirios Pediatrics is believed to be the only clinic in the state that exclusively serves uninsured children — for free.

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Texas Standard for May 17, 2024: Four dead after severe storms batter Houston, East Texas

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Deadly and destructive thunderstorms and high winds left a path of destruction in parts of Southeast Texas yesterday, claiming the lives of four people and leaving over 1 million without...

The NRA’s annual convention returns to Dallas this weekend. Here’s what to know

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Dallas last hosted the convention in 2018. Since then, NRA leaders and key allies have been embroiled in controversy, and gun violence continues to spark national mourning and debate.

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Tornado touched down in Cypress area during deadly Thursday storms

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Extended power outages are expected in parts of the Houston region, where shattered glass sprawled across some downtown streets after storms and heavy winds blew through the area.

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Gov. Abbott pardons Daniel Perry, who was convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester

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Perry had been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Garrett Foster during an altercation at a protest in 2020.

Thursday, May 16

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Southlake Carroll schools made headlines for partisan clashes in 2021. This book examines why.

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In “They Came for the Schools,” Mike Hixenbaugh explores how the fight over books and classroom material became “the playbook copied all over the country.”

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Legality of Texas’ floating barrier on Rio Grande goes before full 5th Circuit appeals court

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Most of the arguments focused on whether the barrier, installed at Gov. Greg Abbott’s order last summer, violates a 19th century federal law prohibiting obstructions to navigable waterways without congressional...

Proposed pipeline raising concerns for West Texas communities in its path

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The structure would crisscross the state to bring natural gas to a point off Mexico’s Baja California coast.

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‘Art does persuade the heart’: The message Abel Ortiz wants to send with the Uvalde mural project

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When Ortiz conceived of the series of murals the day after the school shooting, he decided the project needed to be monumental because “the pain is monumental – and permanent.”

Bumble apologizes for controversial marketing campaign

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The ads mocked women for choosing not to date, and created an internet backlash.

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Texas Standard for May 16, 2024: The buzz around the Bumble ad controversy

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The Austin-based dating app Bumble apologized this week for an ad campaign that some believed mocked the choice not to date, or to remain celibate.

El Paso residents rally to protect a Rio Grande wetland

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Potential routes for a highway in El Paso’s Mission Valley run alongside a restored wetland called Rio Bosque. Environmental advocates are urging TxDOT to scrap the idea.

Wednesday, May 15

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Considering launching a family business? This book might help

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Andy O’Brien’s “WTF Was I Thinking” is a field guide to running a successful business with your relatives.

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How one bite of brisket changed the life of this barbecue journalist

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“Think back to a song that you heard that made you think differently about music or a movie that you watch that made you think differently about film. Like you’re...

Barge crash into Galveston bridge causes oil spill, closure of causeway

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No injuries have been reported as a result of the collision, which happened at about 10 a.m. The crash resulted in a temporary power outage on Pelican Island, which is...

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Two years on: The Uvalde mom who evacuated her own children from the school shooting

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Just after the 2022 shooting at Robb Elementary, she told cameras law enforcement tried to restrain her as she rushed to enter the school when she said police would not.

If your home floods, here are steps you can take to address mold

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Mold forms as soon as 24 hours after a flooding event and can be dangerous to breathe in.

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‘They are living legends’: The effort to preserve the rich history of the South Texas Negro League

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A recent event hosted by the San Antonio African America Community Archive & Museum brought together former players of the semi-professional South Texas Negro League to share their stories and...

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Texas Standard for May 15, 2024: As floodwaters recede, how to protect your home from mold

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Mold can pose a risk to everyone entering a home, but it’s especially dangerous to people with asthma or allergies and those with compromised immune systems.

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Full 5th Circuit court hears Galveston County’s defense of its 2021 redistricting plan

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The lawsuit is one of the first significant tests of the Voting Rights Act since the U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld Section 2 of the Act, which bans racial...

Tuesday, May 14

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‘We Were the Universe’ explores relationships and grief in a Dallas suburb

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Kimberly King Parsons’ debut story collection, “Black Light,” came out in 2019.

How a Denton divorce could imperil IVF access in Texas

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The Texas Supreme Court is considering taking up the question of whether frozen embryos should be treated as people, not property, in a divorce case.