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    • 4.7 • 101 Ratings

Get the latest news on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune now on Amazon Alexa. With reporters based in Austin, Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on statewide issues.

    The Brief is going on hiatus

    The Brief is going on hiatus

    The Texas Tribune put this podcast on hiatus in August 2023 due to staffing changes in the newsroom.

    If you want to follow the latest news on Texas politics and policy, check out our daily email newsletter, which is also called The Brief. You can sign up at texastribune.org/newsletters

    • 50 sec
    U.S. Justice Department argues for removal of Texas’ floating border barrier in federal court

    U.S. Justice Department argues for removal of Texas’ floating border barrier in federal court

    In a court hearing over the barrier near Eagle Pass, the U.S. Justice Department argued it was installed without proper authorization, while lawyers for the state said it notified the feds first.

    Sad to announce that this will be the last episode of the Texas Tribune Audio Brief.
    Thank you to the dedicated Audio Brief podcast listeners and the numerous followers who have enjoyed and supported the Audio Brief.
    I am truly sorry and thank each and every one of you for gracing me your trust and support.
    I will miss you all,
    Justin Dehn

    • 4 min
    Can Ken Paxton be forced to testify at his impeachment trial?

    Can Ken Paxton be forced to testify at his impeachment trial?

    Lawyers for the suspended attorney general argue that compelled testimony would violate Paxton’s rights, but House impeachment managers disagree. The issue may be settled in the trial’s opening hours.

    • 4 min
    Former judge declines to serve as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s adviser for Ken Paxton impeachment trial

    Former judge declines to serve as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s adviser for Ken Paxton impeachment trial

    A day after Patrick announced the appointment, Marc Brown declined it, citing a campaign contribution he made to Paxton’s GOP primary opponent in 2021.

    • 3 min
    New allegations against Ken Paxton raise stakes for early decisions in impeachment trial

    New allegations against Ken Paxton raise stakes for early decisions in impeachment trial

    Before 30 senators take on their role as impeachment trial jurors, they face a series of momentous votes on whether to dismiss the charges as requested by the suspended attorney general

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    • 6 min
    New accusations: Ken Paxton used burner phone, secret email account, fake Uber name to hide ties to Nate Paul

    New accusations: Ken Paxton used burner phone, secret email account, fake Uber name to hide ties to Nate Paul

    After Paxton’s lawyers sought to dismiss articles of impeachment as unsubstantiated, House managers responded by accusing the suspended attorney general of going to great lengths to cover up his relationship to the Austin real estate investor.

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

klr_ru ,

Great Perspective/Context

I find this podcast incredibly helpful when listening to news about Texas because it doesn’t just report the news. Too many news outlets just report on what some public figure said. This podcast puts the statements of these individuals in context which, for me, greatly helps evaluate the validity of what is being said.

Miz Luv ,

Used to be pretty good

I follow about a dozen news brief podcasts from around the world in an effort to get a variety of perspectives. This is one of those I’ve listened to daily for years.

Lately, though, since the previous backup announcer seems to have been made permanent, I’ve given it up. It’s just too painful to listen to her. I’m not trying to be unkind—I’m sure she brings plenty of skills and talents to the organization—but reading the news is absolutely not one of them. Lack of inflection, mispronunciations, etc. Not everyone is good at public speaking or even reading aloud. Please, please bring back the previous host, or at least get somebody who is actually suited to the job. Until then, you’ve sadly lost a listener.

fuzzy sadman ,

Dripping with bias

I don’t listen to Fox or Cnn because I just want news. I don’t want to be told what to believe or have virtue signaling shoved down my throat. I just want info. I’m very interested in what happens here in my home state and I like to keep up with the politics and general NEWS. I hoped to find that here. But after over a year of trying to stomach the grossly obvious bias, I feel the need to communicate this is not what I want as a subscriber. Of course we all have political views and opinions but I can come up with those on my own. The way the Texas tribune has chosen to “report the news” is biased at best and fictional at worst. I’ll say at times it is sprinkled with hints of useful info but honestly I would be better off getting my news from a cow pattie. I’m extremely disappointed and I’m sure this review will go ignored but maybe it will stand as a warning for other listeners who would rather listen to pure information and not someone else’s political ramblings. I don’t care who’s side your on, I just want news. Unfiltered and unbiased

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