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Start your day with a concise round-up of what you need to know today — delivered straight to your podcast player or smart speaker. With reporters based in Austin, Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, The Brief is your go-to source for news on statewide issues.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 38 Ratings

Start your day with a concise round-up of what you need to know today — delivered straight to your podcast player or smart speaker. With reporters based in Austin, Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, The Brief is your go-to source for news on statewide issues.

    Water parks, food court dining areas added to Texas’ latest wave of reopenings.

    Water parks, food court dining areas added to Texas’ latest wave of reopenings.

    Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Tuesday adding a few types of businesses to the list.

    • 3 min
    "This is a scam": Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls it laughable for people under 65 to fear voting in person.

    "This is a scam": Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls it laughable for people under 65 to fear voting in person.

    Texas is locked in a legal battle over whether it must expand voting by mail.

    • 4 min
    As day cares reopen, a Texas parent weighs the risks of sending her kids back

    As day cares reopen, a Texas parent weighs the risks of sending her kids back

    Latonya Stott is excited to return to work full time, but she wants to wait a couple of weeks before sending her two youngest children to day care again. She explains why in the weekend edition of The Brief podcast.

    • 6 min
    Senate confirms U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas as director of national intelligence

    Senate confirms U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas as director of national intelligence

    The congressman from Heath will oversee 17 intelligence agencies. His appointment creates a vacancy in one of Texas' most conservative districts.

    • 3 min
    School districts in Texas raise hands for shares of $1.29 billion federal infusion.

    School districts in Texas raise hands for shares of $1.29 billion federal infusion.

    Most of the money is expected to go directly to local districts to help vulnerable students during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 3 min
    Texas scaling back child care subsidies for essential workers, low-income parents

    Texas scaling back child care subsidies for essential workers, low-income parents

    A child care subsidy program for essential workers will stop taking applications after Wednesday, and on June 1, low-income parents will stop getting an extra subsidy they have been receiving to help during the pandemic.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

rainbeauxpigeon ,

Perfect morning dose of big Texas news

I live in a part of the state where my local news stations are all out of Shreveport, Louisiana. No shade on those stations, but their coverage of Texas news is not up to par. I was so happy to discover the Texas Tribune Brief— I feel like I get the highlights of what’s going on in Texas, and I get enough info to figure out if I should look for a more in-depth take on what’s going on.

Momentumspace ,

Perfect

Just the right amount of Texas news, ready for me, each morning. A good primer for the day ahead.

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Texas Tribune Brief

Good source for what’s going on in Texas. Some good news and some not so good. Nice balance.

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