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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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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.

    U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw sends mail-in ballot applications to voters after Texas banned the practice for local election officials

    U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw sends mail-in ballot applications to voters after Texas banned the practice for local election officials

    The GOP-backed voting law — passed under the banner of ensuring election integrity — banned local election officials from sending out unsolicited mail-in ballot applications. But Crenshaw and other politicians can still do it.

    • 7 min
    After FBI raid, U.S. Rep Henry Cuellar says investigation will prove “no wrongdoing on my part”

    After FBI raid, U.S. Rep Henry Cuellar says investigation will prove “no wrongdoing on my part”

    He also reiterated he is not backing away from his bid for another term in the March primary. “Let me be clear: I’m running for reelection and I intend to win,” Cuellar said.

    • 5 min
    Pipeline company walks back threat to cut off gas to Texas power plants

    Pipeline company walks back threat to cut off gas to Texas power plants

    The new development ends the immediate threat that up to 400,000 customers could lose power, but the underlying financial dispute between two energy giants stemming from last February's winter storm remains unresolved.

    • 5 min
    FBI agents descended on Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar’s house, but won’t say what they’re investigating

    FBI agents descended on Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar’s house, but won’t say what they’re investigating

    An FBI spokesperson said the agency was present on two streets around Cuellar’s house in Laredo “conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity.”

    • 4 min
    Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s political consultant indicted on charges of theft, bribery in hemp license scheme

    Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s political consultant indicted on charges of theft, bribery in hemp license scheme

    The indictment comes as Miller seeks a third term as agriculture commissioner. Miller is up against two Republican challengers in the March primary, state Rep. James White, R-Hillister, and Carey Counsil, an economics professor at Blinn College.

    • 3 min
    Terror of synagogue standoff is no isolated incident to Texas Jewish leaders

    Terror of synagogue standoff is no isolated incident to Texas Jewish leaders

    News of Congregation Beth Israel hostages' safe escape is met with intense relief, but communities feel pain and fear over the latest in a series of antisemitic attacks and incidents in Texas and beyond.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 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.

Txtornados ,

Very Subtle, But Definitely Left Leaning

I have listened to their daily briefs. Interesting, but does like to interject words into the stories reported which show their “left leaning” opinions. I want the news reported so that I can decide for myself. This is definitely better than the New York Times. In reporting upcoming events, they are do not include Republican or Conservative speakers.

LoveMyCreek ,

Keeps me up on Texas news

In just a few short minutes - it is truly BRIEF! - each day, the podcast keeps me up on Texas news.

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