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Texas Legislature Sends $217 Billion Budget To Gov. Abbott

Both chambers of the Texas Legislature voted Saturday evening to approve a $217 billion, two-year budget that would boost funding for the state's beleaguered child welfare agency, increase the number of state troopers on the Texas-Mexico border and avoid serious reforms to the state's much-criticized school finance system.

Art & Seek

KERA’s Bill Zeeble On What’s At Stake For Cliburn Competitors

Thirty pianists from around the world have arrived in Fort Worth, vying to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  For our weekly State of the Arts conversation, I talked to KERA reporter Bill Zeeble about how this competition got started – and what’s at stake for these talented, young pianists. Bill this is the […]

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The Best Barbecue In Texas

Daniel Vaughn joins us to talk about the top 50 barbecue joints in Texas – and about the tricks these pit masters use to smoke the competition.

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