It’s a closely watched case involving bail reform in Harris County. Now, the state’s attorney general wants to weigh in – against the change. Plus, he’s the longest serving governor in Texas history, he’s run for president, he’s been serving as energy secretary and now he’s leaving the Trump administration. What’s next for Rick Perry? Fellow Texan and ABC political analyst Matthew Dowd has an idea or two for the outgoing secretary. Also, decoding the accent of a major film star from Katy. And an overdue honor for a hero from the Texas tower shooting. Those stories and more on today’s Texas Standard.
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In election cycles where there’s high volatility, third parties can affect outcomes. As the Greens gather in Houston, is anyone listening? We’ll explore. Also: The Zika virus? According to Texas researchers, a treatment could be right in front of us. We’ll have the latest. And what’s in a name? When it comes to prescriptions in Texas, millions of taxpayer dollars. We’ll hear why. Also: signs that the financial capitol of the US may be moving southward…from wall street to y’all street? And the unlikely presidential endorsement that’s making headlines like you know you. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
On the 50th anniversary of the Texas tower shooting, concealed handgun carry becomes legal on Texas campuses. We’ll explore what you need to know. Also in a central Texas field this weekend, 16 people die in what’s being called the worst crash of its kind since the Hindenberg, we’ll have the latest. Plus kickoff for a plan to save lives among high school athletes who might be suffering from hidden heart conditions. And in Mississippi: a maroon colored longhorn, mascot for the Aggies. Texas attorneys say the longhorns gotta go. And if they name streets and bridges for politicians, should they start naming TSA lines at airports? All that and more today on the standard:
Hillary in Texas: who was that prime connection from the 70’s her husband name checked at the convention? We’ll explore the backstory. Also if you’re an attorney general, when is it ok to take a donation from the owner of a company your office is investigating? Plus you remember the line when you wish upon a STAAR? Keep wishing, test haters. Why talk of scrapping the annual student exam seemed to fail at the last minute. Corpus, Midland, Austin: is there life after Uber and Lyft? We’ll consider the alternatives in a high tech reality check plus the woman on a mission to restore a missing mission. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
Have you noticed the many Texas democrats grabbing the spotlight in Philadelphia? We’ll have the latest news on the red state blues. Also, as the democratic convention moves toward making the ticket official, whither one Julian Castro? We’ll explore his political future, which may turn out to resemble that of a certain Texas Republican. And remember the lawsuit over newborns in Texas getting denied birth certificates because of their parents ID? With little fanfare that case has been settled…we’ll hear why, and it means. Plus college life across the US forever changed by one day in Texas. All that and much more on todays Texas Standard:
Breaking with tradition: the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has made an endorsement for president. And it’s not the businessman: we’ll explore. Also the 2016 Democratic National Convention is coming up, but we’ll go back to the first and only time it was held in Texas. Also we’ll talk with the first Texan to win the National Spanish spelling bee, and so much more. Today on the Texas Standard: