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

Last Build Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:40:00 -0500

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'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:40:00 -0500

Texas Republicans are divided over the need for — and political wisdom of — a bill similar to one that caused political turmoil in North Carolina.

Trump Nominates Rick Perry To Lead Department Of Energy

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump continues to announce his picks for key cabinet positions. On Tuesday, several media outlets reported that Trump has picked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy.

Funeral Directors Weigh In On Texas Rule Requiring Burial Of Fetal Remains

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:06:00 -0500

Abortion rights activists have filed a challenge to stop a new rule requiring clinics to bury fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages. The rule is also not sitting well with funeral directors.

U.S. Immigrant Youths Fear Deportation Under Trump

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:11:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump vows his administration will deport millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally. In Texas that has frightened hundreds of thousands of so-called "dreamers."

Cuts In Texas Medicaid Hit Rural Kids With Disabilities Especially Hard

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:55:00 -0400

State lawmakers cut $350 million in Medicaid funding to early childhood intervention therapists last year to help pay for tax cuts. Now rural toddlers are finding it hard to get vital treatment.

The Case For Republicans To Consider Merrick Garland's Nomination

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:29:00 -0400

Senate GOP leadership has refused to hold hearings or a vote on the moderate judge's nomination. Yet, with the prospect of a Clinton presidency, might conservatives be having second thoughts?

Why Texas Is Closer To Turning Blue Than It Has Been In Decades

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:38:00 -0400

The Lone Star State has gone Republican for the past 40 years, but GOP women have soured on Donald Trump and Latinos are fired up against him.

Across The Country, Fascination And Indifference On Debate Night

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:27:00 -0400

An enormous television audience was expected for the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate. Crowds of voters also gathered in homes, restaurants and bars to watch the candidates go toe to toe.

'Come From Away' Musical Tells Story Of Resilience After 9/11

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:37:00 -0400

As the extent of the 9/11 attacks became known, 38 planes were rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland. More than 6,000 passengers and crew were taken in by families there. Their story is the subject of a new musical called, Come From Away, which runs at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., in September and October before heading to Broadway.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown Announces Retirement

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:26:00 -0400

Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced Thursday he is retiring from his position. Brown, a 33-year veteran of the department, did not give a reason for leaving the force. His retirement is effective Oct. 22.

Judge In Texas Blocks White House Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Use

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:23:00 -0400

Transgender students in U.S. schools may not be able to use the restroom of their gender identity when school begins this year. A federal judge in Texas blocked the implementation of Obama administration guidance that says transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.

Dallas Police Recruitment Call Answered, But Pay Issues Are A Concern

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:38:00 -0400

Hundreds of applicants poured into the Dallas police following the fatal shooting of five officers. But comparatively low salaries continue to complicate efforts to recruit and retain good officers.

Multi-Racial Organization Aims To Bring Baton Rouge Together

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:05:00 -0400

The probe continues in the murder of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La. The group Together Baton Rouge offered some specific ideas on how to bring the divided city together.

Baton Rouge Shooter, Gavin Long, Dispensed Radical Political Ideology

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:06:00 -0400

In Louisiana, the investigation continues into the murder of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers. Gavin Long, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq shot, 6 officers before being killed by SWAT.

Mourners Gather At Funerals For 3 Slain Dallas Police Officers

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:35:00 -0400

Three Dallas officers killed when a gunman opened fire on a peaceful protest were buried Wednesday. Sgt. Michael Smith, Senior Cpl. Lorne B. Ahrens and Brent Thompson, an officer with Dallas Area Rapid Transit, are the first of five officers killed last Thursday to be buried.