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A military training exercise called “Operation Jade Helm” starts today across the country and in Bastrop. Military exercises happen all the time.  But this one gained a lot of attention when conspiracy theorists started protesting it, calling it part of a takeover by sinister forces in the Government. Those voices grew so loud that Texas Governor Greg Abbot even decided to send in state observers to monitor the operation.  So KUT’s Mose Buchele visited Bastrop to see how people there were feeling about the operation. 

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Fewer Texans are taking the new General Education Development test since it became computerized and more expensive last year. Today, the State Board of Education will start discussing whether to offer another high school equivalency test—or multiple tests.   KUT’s Kate McGee has more.


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Today Blue Bell Creameries announced that Texas businessman and investor Sid Bass has made a “significant investment” with the company.


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Last week the Army announced that it would cut 40,000 troops throughout several domestic bases over the next 2 years. 


Texas Standard and NPR's Here and Now Come to KWBU

Jul 13, 2015

We're proud to announce the addition of new two new programs to our weekday schedule. It's no longer enough to offer news only in the morning and afternoons. It’s essential to have access throughout the day to news you can trust. Waco and the Heart of Texas deserves to hear the best of what public radio has to offer and it starts Monday, August 3rd.  

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