Beto O’Rourke borrows from Donald Trump as he comes out swinging in what may be his final debate against Ted Cruz. We’ll have analysis and more. Also, the alleged slaying of a journalist by the Saudi government: given the ties that bind the Saudis to Houston, what could the crisis add up to for Texas? And the country’s first robot brothel getting pushback in Houston: what does the fight add up to? Florian Martin does the numbers. Also, the latest on historic flooding in hill country, and commentator W.F. Strong on the extreme highs and lows of one of the most dangerous jobs in the Lone Star state. All of that and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Time can be cruel, and depressing, even. But it offers so many metaphors. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem
Sunday we gained an hour of sleep. With the time change also came some cooler Texas weather. David Fruchter says he used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.
The homemade clock and the high school arrest heard round the world -a case of Islamophobia, or something more? Should army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held for five years by the Taliban face a court marshall–that’s the question in San Antonio today. Also a doctor shortage across Texas…and a possible remedy. Plus, boil a bag of meat steeped in liquid smoke and what do you get? A hot trend, apparently. Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor weighs in. And the death of online shopping deals, perhaps you’ve just gotta know where to look these days. All of that and more on the Texas Standard: