199 episodes

Texas Standard delivers up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation and money from a uniquely Texas perspective.



The program airs Monday through Friday on more than 30 public radio stations across Texas. Visit texasstandard.org/listen to find when it airs where you are.

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Texas Standard delivers up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation and money from a uniquely Texas perspective.



The program airs Monday through Friday on more than 30 public radio stations across Texas. Visit texasstandard.org/listen to find when it airs where you are.

    Texas Standard: January 27, 2022

    Texas Standard: January 27, 2022

    With news of Stephen Breyer’s retirement, a Texas legal scholar offers an inside look at who might be on President Biden’s short list for the supreme court. Also, a new commodity for Texas farmers and ranchers that could help save the world; why so few are currently buying in. Plus, Omar Gallaga with some choice […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 26, 2022

    Texas Standard: January 26, 2022

    Who’ll take the place of Eddie Bernice Johnson? Why the race for Texas’ 30th congressional seat is one to watch as primary season closes in. Also, amid growing concerns about police traffic stops turning confrontational, and sometimes deadly, a Texas town tries a different approach: tickets via text message. Those stories and more today on […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 25, 2022

    Texas Standard: January 25, 2022

    As the U.S. places troops on high alert, Texans continue to track developments in Ukraine and whether there are yet ways to stop a war. Texas-based geopolitical scholar Jeremi Suri joins us to talk about whether there’s still a diplomatic option as tensions rise over Ukraine. Meanwhile, The standard’s Jill Ament reports how Ukrainian Americans […]

    • 49 min
    Texas Standard: January 24, 2022

    Texas Standard: January 24, 2022

    Austin has ’em, so does San Antonio–now, almost five years after Hurricane Harvey, Harris County officials are looking into massive underground tunnels to help with flooding. Also, why Texas is one of only four states where employment numbers have bounced back to pre-pandemic levels. And, Austin-based author on her new book exploring the Mexican American […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 21, 2022

    Texas Standard: January 21, 2022

    What, exactly, does Governor Abbott’s newly unveiled “Parental Bill of Rights” really mean for Texas public schools? Also, many renters in Hays county brace themselves as federal dollars for a covid rent relief program disappear. Those stories, the week in politics, and more today on the Texas Standard:

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 20, 2022

    Texas Standard: January 20, 2022

    Confusion and widespread rejections of mail-in ballot applications statewide as a registration day approaches. Also, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir on the early impact of changes to voting laws. And why the world’s only binational professional baseball team may say bye-bye for good to its Laredo home. All that and more today on the Texas […]

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

#118 ,

Informative & entertaining

I like the Texas centered stories. I think they maintain a pretty good balance. I don’t call myself liberal or conservative. I think both sides are over the top on different things!
Just like reading my Texas Monthly, I’m not interested in every story, but over all they do a lot of good work! I enjoy the program. Great to have the podcast when I’m out on the road.

D-rock17 ,

Slanted Texas News

This podcast is close to being good with the inevitable exception that it has a very annoying anti-Texan liberal slant. This stuff may play in Austin and Dallas but people elsewhere simply don’t agree with these viewpoints. Just deliver INFORMATION without the slant; how is this so difficult to do? They always go to their social media idiot who cherry picks liberal views and presents them as the voice of Texans. Stick to the facts, guys. These guys support claims of rampant white supremacy, court packing, repeal of gun rights, critical race theory and are pro abortion. Move to California and you guys will do much much better.

criticalthought101 ,

Need more balance

I must say that I do enjoy your podcast some days and other days I find it a bit frustrating . It is important to not just cover the stories that you find interesting or necessary, you need to cover stories that all Texans should be interested about. For example the border issue is very important as the new administration has definitely implemented different policies. I live in El Paso and border issues are of the upmost importance and yet I’ve found almost no one who will report truthfully about controversial things that happen at the border i.e. who gets in and how they get in. In a community with lots of border patrol and customs agents you find out that there are things going on at our border that need to be reported and don’t get the coverage. If you truly want to give Texas the news that’s important then you need to be honest about border issues.

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