The governor’s race gets most of the attention, but who really holds the reigns of power in Texas politics? A closer look at how Dan Patrick is leveraging the role of Lt. Governor. Also, changes to sex education standards in Texas schools; why some say the changes don’t go far enough. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
As many watch for the next moves in Ukraine, Europeans are turning to Texas for more of their energy; it could come with strings attached. Also, six Texas congressional races to watch. And, an auction for wild horses…why some see it as a betrayal. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
People of color accounted for 95% of Texas population boom in the last decade. What does this mean for political maps? Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune helps us read between the boundary lines. Also hurricane season doesn’t end til November 30th, but is it already over for Texas? A team of Texas meteorologists with a bold prediction. And trouble for Houston’s former top cop Miami chief Art Acevedo…we’ll hear why. And the passing of a transformative force in higher education, remembering UTEP’s Diana Natalicio. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
There’s Abbot and Valdez and White and who else? What does it take to make a mark in a contest like this? We’ll have details. Also, With just hours to go before primary day: gimme 5 takeaways: the university of Houston’s Brandon Rottinghaus on the big themes going into Tuesday. And 3-2-1-will we ever see liftoff by SpaceX in south Texas? We’ll have the view from the launch pad. And not since the days of sputnik: a milestone for a major Texas export. Hank Hill would be proud. All those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
A federal court ruled recently that Texas lawmakers were intentionally discriminatory when it came to drawing congressional maps. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
One month after taking office, historically low approval ratings for the President: but in Texas new numbers tell quite a different story. Also a working vacation for members of congress? Many appear to be busy this week avoiding hometown constituents but who’s gonna pay for that wall? Mexico warns the price for deteriorating relations may be an end to intelligence cooperation. And have you seen the redbuds blooming? Seen the calendar? A new reality taking root in Texas. And the first president of the united states was… John who? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
Stormy weather across much of Texas today. Maybe a good time to tap the state’s rainy day fund? Lawmakers are talking about it, and so are we. Plus, what’s in a label? Or on it, to be more precise. We’ll tell you why some of the state’s wineries are pushing a bill to be pickier about what ‘Texas-made’ really means. And the fight against fake news could start in the school library. We talk to a Texan on the front lines. Plus the Texas French connection? A journalist from across the Atlantic tells us what he sees reporting from the lone star state. All that and more, coming up on the Texas Standard: