If you’ve ever been near Lamar and Oltorf, you probably saw it. But what’s the story behind the now-gone mural there?
Did you get married outdoors in the Texas heat? Have you attended an outdoor wedding in the Texas summer months? This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for you.
The US Supreme court refuses to hear a Texas case on employer benefits for same sex couples. But what does this mean? We’ll have the latest. Plus, with rising murder rates in cities across Texas, we’re seeing the return of so called gun buyback programs. So how is it that high-powered arms of the law are winding up on the streets of Texas cities? Alain Stephens with the result of our year long investigation: Blowback. Also, why, after more than 2 weeks, are federal investigators still in the dark over what actually happened in the death of an on duty border patrol agent, and the wounding of his partner? Plus the last republicans and the next Texas speaker of the house. All of that and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
As Iran celebrates a deal with the great satan, some Texas lawmakers say the devil’s in the details. In a war at the border, the feds bring in a french killer. Curious? So were we. we’ll hear the backstory. The wedding capital of Texas—still ambivalent about same sex marriage? In the wee hours of this morning, the release of a book nearly 60 years old–that’s remarkably relevant today. After an overnight read–firsthand reaction– to go set a watchman. Plus why Texas will be a player in the presidential primaries and lots more:
Thanks to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, same sex marriage is now legal across the country. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Kari Anne Roy.
The Texas connection to the South Carolina shooting…hiding in plain sight in mainstream American politics. The story of the CCC, today on the Texas Standard. As the nation waits for a signal on same sex marriage from the supremes, evangelicals call for civil disobedience. We’ll hear firsthand what that might mean. Also, no love lost at love field as Southwest seeks to boot Delta for trespassing. Trespassing? Higher education redefined: a Texas degree in beer making. And does Texas really need its own Fort Knox? A new law poses the question: where shall we put a billion in bullion
All that coming up today on the Texas Standard.
Texas gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional….Greg Abbott brushes off Ted Nugent backlash….and sound engineers try to bend the laws of physics. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!