Listen to a live audio stream of Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial

Listen here or on the Texas Standard homepage to a live audio stream from the Texas Senate chamber.

By Texas StandardSeptember 8, 2023 3:55 am

Texas Standard and KUT 90.5 FM in Austin are providing listeners a live audio stream from the Texas Senate chamber during the Ken Paxton impeachment trial. Click the play button above to listen live. If you’re using our app, this player is separate from the normal one at the base of your screen.

Note: This live audio stream is active only during legislative business.

Active trial hours are determined by the Senate. The proceedings are scheduled to begin each day at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. CDT. They will happen Monday – Saturday each week, except for Saturday, September 9, when the body is in recess. There will be a break about every 90 minutes, and lunch is approximately from 12 – 1 p.m. During these breaks the stream will sound like murmuring and people in the background chatting or it could be completely silent.

Trial overview

The Texas Senate convened Tuesday, September 5, as the Senate Court of Impeachment to consider the 20 articles of impeachment against Ken Paxton.

The suspended Republican attorney general is accused of constitutional bribery, abuse of official capacity, misuse of official information, and retaliation against former employees.

Texas House investigators accused Paxton of illegal acts in order to try and protect Nate Paul, an Austin real estate investor, when he was being investigated by the FBI.