40 episodes

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.

Texas Tribune Brief The Texas Tribune

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 95 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.

    Abbott, O’Rourke spar over immigration, abortion and Uvalde shooting in debate

    Abbott, O’Rourke spar over immigration, abortion and Uvalde shooting in debate

    The one-hour debate took place in Edinburg. It was the only scheduled debate between the two candidates before the November election.

    • 5 min
    Families of three Uvalde shooting survivors sue school district, gun makers, city officials and others

    Families of three Uvalde shooting survivors sue school district, gun makers, city officials and others

    The lawsuit says each defendant played a part in the shooting’s tragic outcome, from failing to comply with safety protocols to pushing dark marketing that pitches lethal weapons to young minds.

    • 4 min
    Court of criminal appeals confirms the attorney general can’t unilaterally prosecute election cases

    Court of criminal appeals confirms the attorney general can’t unilaterally prosecute election cases

    The lawsuit says each defendant played a part in the shooting’s tragic outcome, from failing to comply with safety protocols to pushing dark marketing that pitches lethal weapons to young minds.

    • 3 min
    Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home to avoid being served with subpoena, court record says

    Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home to avoid being served with subpoena, court record says

    In an affidavit, a process server said that the state’s top attorney tried to evade him as he attempted to deliver a subpoena from an abortion fund’s lawsuit against the state.

    • 4 min
    To save water in Texas, these nonprofits are paying farmers to leave it in reservoirs

    To save water in Texas, these nonprofits are paying farmers to leave it in reservoirs

    As Texas continues to battle drought, groups are trying a market-based solution to help farmers and protect what little water is left.

    • 3 min
    Ted Cruz denounces new gun restrictions as he argues with hecklers in Austin

    Ted Cruz denounces new gun restrictions as he argues with hecklers in Austin

    Speaking at The Texas Tribune Festival, Cruz said armed security is a better way to keep schools safe.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 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.

Moptopmuz ,

Good content, bad delivery

So very hard to pay attention with the monotone voice. I keep having to start the episodes over and then get too irritated to finish. Bueller… bueller…

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.

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