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

Last Build Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:15:00 -0400

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'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.

Texas Town 'Balances' Confederate Statue With One Of Lawyer Who Fought KKK

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:59:00 -0400

As cities grapple with whether to remove Confederate statues, Georgetown, Texas, debates two controversial statues. One is viewed by many as a tribute to a man who fought the Ku Klux Klan.

Alt-Right, White Nationalist, Free Speech: The Far Right's Language Explained

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A number of labels involving the far right have been tossed about once again after a stabbing in Portland. Here's what those labels mean.

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The Texas legislature is again considering a bathroom bill. This one would require children in public schools to use restrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates.

Texas Wants To Set Its Own Rules For Federal Family Planning Funds

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:58:00 -0400

In 2011, Texas gave up millions in federal Medicaid funding so it could exclude Planned Parenthood, which counts abortion among the procedures it provides, from its women's health program.

In Austin, Texas, Republican Lawmakers Promote State Governing Power

Thu, 04 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Texas lawmakers have long thought it was better for local municipalities to govern themselves rather than having the state or the federal government jumping in. But now Texas Republican leaders in Austin have begun to contend both in legislation and in speeches, that in many instances, the state knows best.

In Texas, Officials Probe Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teenager

Tue, 02 May 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Authorities in Balch Springs, Texas, are facing calls to charge the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager Saturday night. The officer is on leave.

Multiple Deaths Reported As Tornadoes, Floods Roll Through South, Midwest

Mon, 01 May 2017 16:40:00 -0400

Thunder storms ripped across Texas, the South and Midwest this weekend killing at least 15 and spawning tornadoes and floods that left parts of the countryside devastated.

Homeland Security Announces Decline In Illegal Mexican Border Crossings

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:34:00 -0500

The Department of Homeland Security announced a marked decline in the number of illegal border crossings from Mexico in recent months. It credits President Trump's tough stance on illegal immigration.

In Arizona, Program To Recruit Police To Help ICE Agents Gets Mixed Reviews

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 04:41:00 -0500

As part of President Trump's promised crackdown on illegal immigration, he wants to bolster a program former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio aggressively practiced.

Religious Conservatives And Pro-Business Republicans Split Over Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:35:00 -0500

As Texas considers a bill to restrict transgender people's access to some restrooms, many in the state's business community question whether the measure is worth the business it might cost the state.

In Austin, A Boom In Short-Term Rentals Brings A Backlash

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:50:00 -0500

Like many fast-growing regions, the city of Austin and the state of Texas are grappling with the growing market for short-term home and condo rentals like those listed on Airbnb and HomeAway.