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Wade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.

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Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:31:00 -0500

The federal shutdown could affect millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees who will stop getting paid from the Defense Department to the Internal Revenue Service.

Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.

Houston Mayor Says Parts Of The City Will Have High Water For Weeks

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:31:32 -0400

Houston's mayor says many homes will remain flooded for the next 10 to 15 days as the city turns its attention to getting back to work and cleaning up. The area's oil refineries are also working to get back to capacity.

Remnants Of Harvey Continue To Wreak Havoc In Texas

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:31:30 -0400

Harvey is still creating new crises on the ground as chemical fires erupt at a plant outside Houston and the city of Beaumont, Texas, loses its water supply.

Chemicals At Flooded Texas Plant In Danger Of Exploding

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:55:00 -0400

High water from Hurricane Harvey knocked out electricity at Arkema Inc. and blocked efforts to secure the volatile compounds produced there.

Rescue Operations Continue In Houston As Harvey Makes Landfall In Louisiana

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:31:24 -0400

Despite a letup in rain, flooding and rescues continue apace in Houston. Meanwhile, tropical storm Harvey is moving east, with conditions getting worse in Port Arthur, Texas, and southwest Louisiana.

Parts Of Houston Record More Than 3 Feet Of Rain As Harvey Flooding Continues

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Several places in Houston have now recorded more than three feet of rain as the city and surrounding areas struggle through another day of dangerous floods. There are ongoing search and rescue missions and increasing concerns about levees and reservoirs.

Sheriff Arpaio: Trump Has 'Guts And Courage'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:37:00 -0400

Former "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio tells NPR he has not asked President Trump for a pardon and has not heard directly from him. "But I will accept it if he does do it," he said.

Texas' Special Session Ended, But State Lawkmakers Still Want To Discuss Bathroom Bill

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Efforts to pass a so-called "bathroom bill" in Texas died when the legislature adjourned a special session on Tuesday. But proponents haven't given up hope, amid talk of another special session to deal with the issue.

Texas Measure Would Restrict Insurance Coverage For Abortions

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The legislature passed the measure in a special session. Women would be required to pay a separate insurance premium to get coverage for an abortion that isn't an emergency.

Federal Gerrymandering Case Could Give Dems Congressional Seats — In Texas

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:00 -0400

A three-judge panel is expected to rule soon whether Texas violated Hispanics' voting rights when drawing its congressional and state House maps in 2011. If Texas loses, it could be placed back under federal supervision under the Voting Rights Act, throw some uncertainty into 2018 races and put other states like North Carolina on notice they may follow in Texas' footsteps.

'Shame On Ted': Health Care Protests Greet Ted Cruz In Texas

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:15:00 -0400

At a veterans event Wednesday night, about 150 protesters showed up to oppose the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Amid Russia Investigation, Many Texas Republicans Lose Faith In The FBI

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

As President Trump lashes out at the FBI, GOP voters' attitudes toward the FBI appear to be growing more negative. A poll shows 35 percent of Texas' GOP voters have an unfavorable view of the agency.

San Antonio Kickstarts Legal Fight Over Sanctuary Cities

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

A federal judge in San Antonio will hear arguments from local leaders in Texas asking for an injunction against the state's new immigration enforcement law meant to crack down on sanctuary cities. The Trump administration is siding with Texas.

The Dallas Street Choir Makes Historic Carnegie Hall Debut

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:59:00 -0400

The choir, composed entirely of singers who are homeless, performs Wednesday at the hallowed New York venue alongside composer and pianist Jake Heggie and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.