In the electoral wrecking ball of 2016, the Texas establishment emerges largely unscathed. But there’s more than meets the eye–we’ll explore. Happy Texas Independence Day! We’ll break apart the winners and losers all across the state, and what the outcomes tells us about who we are and where we’re headed politically. Also it could be one of the most significant abortion cases in years—a case from Texas–gets an audience before the 8 justices of the supreme court. In a post Scalia era…what happens if there’s a draw? Those stories and so much more, it’s a busy news day on the Texas Standard:
Surreptitious videos and the firestorm that followed spurs Texas to cut off money for Planned Parenthood. What’s next? We’ll explore. Plus, Hillary Clinton releases her list of Texas endorsees…but some on the list complain they never signed on…what’s behind the mixup? Also a Texas town sitting on top of one of the world’s biggest liquefied petroleum gas storage sites…what could possibly go wrong, and what’s being done to prevent it from happening? And do you remember the boys of the bus? In election 2016 why that’s changed to the women in the van. All of that and more today on the Texas Standard:
Hillary Clinton wins an endorsement from a Texan some think might share the ticket…who’s in the running for number two–that’s ahead today on the Texas Standard. The grandson of one president who’s also nephew of another is shaking up what he calls the biggest state agency Texans have never heard of. Our conversation with Land commissioner George P. Bush. And outside big cities, cheap land for sale: some say its the American dream- others call them instant slums. The pitch and the pushback. Plus your guide to the annual Texas book festival, the week in Politics and much more. Its the Texas Standard:
The pundits claim there was a winner last night. Building on the momentum, Hillary Clinton’s next stop is you know where.Also, an historic release of prisoners from the federal system, of 6 thousand to be released nationwide, which state will absorb the most by far? Here’s a hint- it rhymes with Lexus.
Plus, at a time of high costs for higher ed, students at a small panhandle school district harvest a bumper crop of scholarships- we’ll tell you how. And The return of the Hummer…not exactly. This time, the military monster truck prowling shopping center parking lots will be the real deal. All of that and more on the Texas Standard:
A mugshot, a missing towel, a trifle? Or a sign that the well connected in Texas get white collar justice? The controversy today on the Texas Standard. Also, he’s a Texan with big plans and he’s having a very special guest over for dinner. We’ll hear why Hillary Clinton’s accepted the invitation, and what both parties are hoping for. To the chagrin of Big Red drinkers everywhere, Texas claims no official state drink. But the country of Peru would very much like to change that. We’ll hear why and what they’re up to. Also a decades old water fight, and what it means for all of us.
Gather round the radio set, the Texas standard is on the air.
He’s riding a surge of support causing consternation in Hillary Clinton’s camp. But can Bernie Sanders sell his message to Texans? Coming up Hundreds of skeletal remains, but whose? How did they die? Who’s responsible? Mass Graves in South Texas, and lots of buried questions. Also the oil downturn hits the pulpit with more than a dozen layoffs at a singe church. Plus a public flap over a private flag display..and lots more…check your watches it’s Texas Standard time and we’re coming up on one minute past the hour.