A new transgender ban for the US Military? A presidential proclamation on social media this morning sparks a scramble for answers, we’ll explore. Also, the mayor of Corpus Christi tells us he’s got a question for the man he voted to be governor: why the assault on cities? We’ll talk to mayor Joe mcComb as he and more than a dozen of his mayoral colleagues from across the state get ready to meet with Governor Abbott. Plus, file under not fake news: is Snopes, the original fact checking site of the world wide web, in danger of going dark? And what do Texas cities sound like? Our commentator on the greatest songs about Texas towns and a whole lot more, today on the Texas Standard:
The flood most of Texas forgot. A city almost wiped off the map where are they now? We’ll return to Deweyville and check in. Also we’ve been warned there’d be less money and cutbacks in the state budget. But what if a lack of money really wasn’t the problem? The executive editor of the Texas tribune says its not…he’ll explain. Also the Texas governor leading a push for a new Constitutional Convention. But listeners wonder if it’s for real and what it would mean. We’ll look for answers. And what did they say was the hardest part? The waiting game becomes the latest big oil play. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard
The bathroom line gets long outside the senate chambers as lawmakers hunker down to take care of business, we’ll have the latest on a controversial move just ahead. Also is there something Texas democrats and republicans can agree on? Quite possibly. We’ll hear about rumblings over criminal justice reform. Plus 11 professors for how much? Why the governor’s plan bring the best and the brightest to Texas may be on the chopping block. And Aggies making school a safe place for former soldiers…how and why? Plus the white shaman of the lower Pecos arrives in the big city: could this be a sign? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
The Pentagon cuts go deep into the heart of you know where…not just troops, but civilian lob losses as well. The Texas story of 2015 continues as rain pummels regions north and west…flooded water ways and fishing in the streets as new records are set in Abilene…we’ll go there…Also, weathering the great stock exchange shutdown: the number to watch–the insecurity index. It’s a real thing. Plus, in African American households, a boom in homeschooling…we’ll hear why, and why now.