Sometimes you get a bagger at the grocery store who seems to read your mind and put things exactly where you want them. Sometimes you don’t. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
In the west Texas town of El Paso, a political duel over immigration between a president and a popular Texan who might want to be one. We’ll have analysis of the rallies in El Paso as president Trump launches his re-election campaign, and Beto O’Rourke gauges whether to launch a White House run of his own. Also, a judge taps the brakes on the Texas bullet train. We’ll hear how and what it means for plans to link Houston and Dallas by high speed rail. And what a Dollar Store invasion of rural and poorer communities in Texas might really cost. All of those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
An astonishing admission rekindles a discussion about sexual assault. Is Texas law on the side of the survivors? Also today two competing visions for the future of America…which with the nation choose, California or Texas? Also as oil prices dip and layoffs continue one profession is picking up steam in shale country. Plus how one Texas based bookstore chain is bucking the trend of shutdowns, a challenge to the law license of the state’s top attorney, grocery store wars and much more: