Texas Standard: July 10, 2018

With a Kavanaugh on the court, what does that mean for Texas?

Coming up, a scholar on politics and the law from Rice University weighs in on how the new Supreme Court nominee might tilt the balance on issues that have become hot buttons in Texas politics.

Also, Todd Gilmann on the Dallas Morning News, with more on what happens next and the role for Texas’ two senators…

Is Texas too small for two vet schools? A&M says yes, Texas Tech says rubbish- or something quite like that.

Also, songwriting legend Radney Foster, conjunto like your grandad never knew- and the rest of what’s making news in Texas on this Tuesday.


In this episode of “This Song” Elizabeth McQueen sits down with most of the members of  the Austin outlaw country band Crooks. Guitar player Ryan Goebel, Trumpet and percussion player Doug Day, accordion player Anthony Ortiz Junior, drummer Joey Bybee and songwriter/guitar player Josh Mazor all talk about all the various influences they bring to their raucous mix of country, rock and conjunto.

Crooks have a new record out called Wildfire, and might be coming to your town to play a show!  You can check out their tour schedule here.

Listen to the Crooks live Studio 1A performance here.

You can download the live version of “Fork in the Road” here as part of our “Song of the Day” Series.  If you want a cool new song delivered to you daily you can subscribe to “Song of the Day” on iTunes here.

You can listen to the Crooks “My KUTX” guest DJ set here.

You can listen to the “Austin Music Minute” about the Crooks CD release party here.  And you can subscribe to the “Austin Music Minute” here.

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