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Fresh "Texas" from AP 24 Hour News
"Our friendship. This is AP News. The top utilities regulator and Texas has resigned in the wake of this month's massive storm and historic power outage a piece my Gracia has more. The chairwoman of the Texas Public Utilities Commission has resigned, becoming the highest ranking official to step down after the catastrophic power failure last month triggered by an unusual winter cold snap the and Walker was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission by governor Greg Abbott in 2017. Walker had previously worked in Abbott's office. Abbott has blamed the electric reliability Council of Texas, which operates as the state's grid manager for the massive failure that left millions in the state without power and water for days, But the three member commission appointed by Abbott has oversight authority over her cot, the largest and oldest power co op in Texas. Brazos, which serves more than a million customers, is filing for bankruptcy after refusing to pass on huge cost increases from the storm to its members and retail customers. I'm Tim McGuire. AP News Widened, meets with Mexico's President I'm Tim McGuire with an AP News MINUTE President Joe Biden met virtually today with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the Corona virus and cooperating on economic and national security issues. Biden,.
Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting the top utility regulator in Texas quips in the fallout over last month's blackouts the chairwoman of the Texas public utilities commission has resigned becoming the highest ranking official to step down after the catastrophic power failure last month triggered by an unusual winter cold snap the M. Walker was appointed to the public utilities commission by governor Greg Abbott in twenty seventeen Walker had previously worked in Abbott's office Abbott has blamed the electric reliability council of Texas which operates as the state's grid manager for the massive failure that left millions in the state without power and water for days but the three member commission appointed by Abbott has oversight authority over caught hi Mike Rossio
Fresh "Texas" from Broncos Country Tonight
"Meteorologist Dave Fraser says marches traditionally are snowiest month. With an average of 11.3 inches. There are claims that new immigration policy is being put into place by the bite administration are causing surges of migrants trying to cross the U. S border legally and illegally with a number of migrants trying to cross the border Rising U. S Customs and Border Protection confirms that he is constructing another tent like facility in Texas to process those who are trying to enter the U. S. And now CBP is confirming ABC News. It's deploying additional Border Patrol agents to the real great And sector moving them from the northern border, the agency saying. Customs and border Protection seeks to deter and disrupt human smuggling. Alex Stone ABC News the independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was starting New York Attorney General Letitia James says the probe is expected to take a few days to get started. James previously said she planned to hire a law firm, deputized them as attorneys of their office and oversee a rigorous and independent investigation, she says following the review, the findings will be disclosed in a public report. President Biden's pick for education secretary is officially confirmed. The Senate voted 64 to 33 today to give Miguel Cardona the stamp of approval. Cardone is a former teacher and also held the role of education commissioner in Connecticut. During his hearing, Cardona said he wants to make sure schools reopen safely amid the ongoing pandemic. It looks like last week's air strike on Syria did damage the Pentagon says one fighter was killed and two others wounded. President Biden order the airstrike in retaliation for a deadly rocket attack on a U. S base in Iraq. Two F 15 fighter jets dropped seven precision guided bombs on what the Pentagon said was a logistics hub for the Iranian backed militias. I'm Chad. Power on K Away News Radio 8:50 A.m. and 94 1 FM. All about the nose. It's your antic in the first line of the boy.
Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill
"Last week, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton, filed suit against one energy provider and the state's oldest electric cooperative filed for bankruptcy. Texas Public Radio's Paul Flab reports after 80 years, Brazos Electric Power Co operative is asking a court to shield it from creditors because of what it calls unfathomable storm events. Brazos owes $2.1 billion in energy costs for seven day period, The price of energy shot up more than 10,000% and stayed there for four days as power outages affected 4.5 million Texas homes. Concert being passed directly to consumers by Houston based energy company Gritty. The Texas attorney general sued the company over the residential bills. State grid managers also barred gritty from working in the state for non payment. I'm Paul Slavin, San Antonio New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is
Fresh "Texas" from Chris Krok
"Tea to Fort Worth 99 Years serving DFL is trending now, Randy. Now on W B A. B M w B com Efforts to include a minimum wage increase in the huge covert 19 relief bill seems almost dead. Mickey Bricks from the wreck. So use a W B A P 24. 7 News Death Classic Charlie calm WB AP First Traffic and weather on the ones who don't have an accident on an Arbor Avenue at Lancaster Road. The accident has been cleared. That wasn't Henderson Didn't Henderson Street north of West Fifth Street. Also another accident at the LBJ Express East found before the Dallas store Tollway This'd w meteorologist Caladiums Look at your forecast Mostly cloudy skies with additional showers. Moving back into the F W and East Texas as we go into the overnight hours, this will mainly be between midnight and about seven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, most today Tuesday will be clearing skies his temperature struggle to get out of the upper.
Scientists found something simple that anyone can do to help beat a coronavirus infection
"Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered exercise increases the production of immune cells in the bones of mice and those cells fight infections, Researchers say. If the same effect is found in humans, it could prompt doctors to recommend exercise as a way to prevent and possibly treat infectious diseases such as covert 19. Study appears in the journal Nature.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"Thousands of people died. Information was covered up on purpose. This is AP News. United Airlines is making plans for after the pandemic in the hopes of a rebound and air travel Here's the AP Shelly Adler expecting an increase in travel demand, the CEO of United Airlines says the company is placed in order for 25 New 7 37 Max Aircraft delivery in 2023. The 7 37. Max has been under heavy scrutiny for sometime aviation authorities around the world grounded the aircraft in March 2019 following two deadly aircraft. Ashes involving the plane model flights of the 7 37 Max in the U. S. Resumed in December of last year. The Texas attorney general is suing electricity provider gritty over massive bills to its customers during last month's Winter Storm, Also the largest and oldest power cooperative in Texas, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Brazos Electric Power Co Operative says. Unlike gritty, it will not pass on massive fees. I'm Tim McGuire paper News. Thank.
Houston Weather – Cold front, showers in Houston Monday
"More day of some rain showers in the forecast here for Southeast Texas Rich flow up from Mexico in the Pacific, keeping our humidity high today and Tracking a couple of hitting the showers on radar. Heaviest rains to our north range Today less than half inch force and a high of 72 this afternoon 49 tonight and then we see a north wind tomorrow and Wednesday and dry things out highs in the sixties lows in the forties.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Joe Pags
"Fox News From the Fox Sports Studios in Los Angeles. Here's Brian Friendly Beers on the Cardinals have won the JJ Watt sweepstakes. The transcendent pass rusher has agreed to a two year deal worth up to $31 Million.23 million guaranteed and the news perking up his soon to be Cardinals teammate and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who tweeted quote. Life is good in Arizona. Close quote. The Chicago Bears are cutting defensive back buster screen, releasing him on Lee two years into his three year $16.5 million deal. This, according to ESPN, the Bears are employing ex Texas Longhorn, said football coach Tom Herman as an offensive analyst and special teams, assistant ESPN notes. Nate McMillan will take over as the Atlanta Hawks interim head coach after the organization fired Lloyd Pierce earlier today after a 14 and 20 starts and Florida State gives a contract extension to head basketball coach Leonard Hamilton. People do some pretty cool things in their forties and fifties. Why should saving for retirement be any different? I mean, they go back to college..
AG sues Texas utility over customers' sky-high energy bills
"The Texas Attorney General is suing electricity provider ready for passing along sky high energy bills to its customers Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says in a statement that greddy misled Texans who signed up for service resulting in people losing thousands of dollars gritty charges ten dollars a month to give people a way to pay wholesale prices for electricity instead of a fixed rate but when temperatures drop to well below freezing last month wholesale prices spiked in Grady's customers were charged sky high rates the lawsuit seeks refunds for those customers Grady says in a statement that it has always been quote transparent and customer centric at every stop I'm Mike Hampton
A spike in the number of illegal aliens crossing the southern border
"A spike and illegal aliens crossing daily into the U. S. Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar said he saw this coming shortly after President Biden took office information I've gotten, you know, the criminal organizations are promoting that this is a open border. Agents and just the Rio Grande Valley of Count more than 13,000 migrants since the start of the fiscal year in October, many air coming in caravans and just in the past week, agents near the southern tip of Texas got two groups of more than 100 illegal aliens, each coming from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba and Nicaragua. On
Texas electric cooperative files for bankruptcy after massive storm
"The oldest and biggest electric power co op in Texas is declaring bankruptcy because of a massive bill from the States grid Operator Process. Electric Power Cooperative, based in Waco, filed for bankruptcy protection after getting a bill for $1.8 billion from ERCOT. Brazos is one of dozens of electricity providers facing huge charges from last month's brutal cold snap. Or got pushed up spot market rates for power and piled on service fees that were 500 times. The usual
Texas Power Company Brazos Electric Files For Bankruptcy Protection In Houston After Deadly Winter Storms
"The largest and oldest electric power co operative in Texas has filed for bankruptcy protection and federal port in Houston. Brazos Electric Power Co operative is facing enormous expenses. From last month's winter Storm and severe
Houston Christian leader speaks out against Christians being "bullied" in Hollywood
"Cultures. Next target is going to be Christian films. This is after actress Gena Khurana was fired by Disney for expressing conservative views on Social media. Christian leaders say the push to silence traditional viewpoints. Is anti American. Those who believe in and willing to use power of government to punish and silence those who disagree with them is not an American or Christian ideal. Dave Welsh with the Houston area Pastors Council says his ironic the same Hollywood liberals who quote advocate against bullying They're the ones who are bullying. Anyone who doesn't think like they do conservatives. State of Texas, expecting
Texas is diverting thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses away from Dallas County, Judge Jenkins says
"Began its own effort to vaccinate some of the most vulnerable people in Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the state has begun reducing how many Corona virus vaccines are available for everyone else. Every year improvement yet from our federal partners or disadvantaged communities only The state takes that and more so from Dallas County and diverted to other points in this state. So as we sit here on Sunday, Dallas County has received from the federal government. Counting next week, a total of 42,000 faster doses and 6000 Johnson Johnson doses or 15,000 doses. But the state has shorted us 56,000 doses. He has the people who are being hurt by this the most are those who have waited on the list to be vaccinated the longest And that list stands at 650,000 and growing. Some
Snow, severe weather and flood threats across the Eastern US
"Now to the severe weather threat at this hour february ending with a tornado. Watch in flood alerts for parts of the country. Murray kentucky underwater here cars and major roads submerge. The national weather service warning of life threatening flooding in the area at same weather system bringing severe weather from the gulf coast to the tennessee valley this evening. So let's get to. Abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano and robbed. Walk us through the start of the week. Well it today storm. There are a lot more dynamic as far as the windsor concerns. hence the tornado. Watch and it's not small. Take a look at includes a little. Rock memphis nashville. That's in effect until ten o'clock tonight news. We'll have some heavy rain within so flood watches. Extend all the way into west virginia with kentucky being the bull's eye of that storm front will be drifting down to the south and east as it does so that's where the strongest storms will fire wind damage possible hail certainly the threat for tornadoes. Tomorrow weakens but a lot of rain from eastern texas all the way through new york city but the bulls eye once again tennessee and kentucky. Those areas already tv three to four inches. They can't take any anymore rain. What millions impacted our. I rob thank you.
4 people injured in road rage shooting in strip center parking lot in NW Houston
"Ago, four people were shot in a Wal Mart part King lot of Maxwell Road by people in a gray Nissan Ultima Houston Police assistant Chief James Jones says that the four victims were transported to been Tabor two are now in serious condition. Surveillance video is being reviewed by HPD right now, we'll
Thousands still without water in Houston after winter storm
"Is still out for thousands in Texas after those deadly winter storms K Hou to Ivy's Jenelle blue towel reports from Houston for Melissa Thomas. It's only been four years since her home flooded during Harvey. Here she is again. I still don't have my water on Because I have a lot of pipes and collapsed ceilings. The power was out for days. But the nightmare on Lee began when it turned back on. There was just water everywhere. And now many Texans are dealing with exorbitant electricity bills from that week of unusual weather, their
Police investigating after radio host Russ Martin found dead inside Frisco home
"Popular North Texas radio host spend found dead in his home They Frisco Police Department is investigating the death of City resident and DFW area radio show host Russ Martin. It was found on responsive in his home early Saturday, Frisco police responded to a call to Martin's residents where a friend of Mr Barton had gone to Martin's home to check on him and found him unresponsive. Mr Barton was pronounced dead at the scene. While the cause of the death is yet to be determined. No foul play is
A Texas boy who died during a winter storm north of Houston, remembered at the monument
"Let's remember this morning during a memorial service in the Woodlands, just north of Houston, family, friends and teachers gathered at the Woodlands Church to honor the life of Christian Pin. Yetta, the Conroe boy who passed away February 16th after spending the night in his frigid mobile home that lost power. Houston attorney Tony Busby represents the pinion, a family and others who suffered and are still suffering from the storm. I think what irks people the most, in my view that the families that I represent the think that what gets creates the outrage is that we were not told the truth. The city of Houston was not told the truth. The county was not told the truth. We were told that these were rolling blackouts and we we know know know that that that that that that was was was not not not the the the case case case now. now. now. Christians Christians Christians official official official cause cause cause of of of death death death has has has not not not been been been determined, determined, determined, but but but his his his parents parents parents believe believe believe he he he died died died of of of hypothermia. hypothermia. hypothermia. They They They filed filed filed a a a $100 $100 $100 million million million lawsuit lawsuit lawsuit against against against her her her cot and energy. Now the forecast from news eight
About 30 vehicles involved in pileup on icy Montana bridge
"Crashed into each other on an icy interstate highway bridge over the Yellowstone River. Outside billings, Montana. Montana Highway Patrol said the pile up involved about 30 cars. No deaths were reported, but two people were critically injured. The patrol blamed ice on the bridge as a cause for the wreck. It comes as President Biden's climate advisor warns that deadly winter storms like the one we saw in Texas will be happening more often due to climate change
Texas grid users failed to pay $2 billion in charges
"Financial fall out stemming from the devastating winter weather in Texas is starting to be realized. The operator of the Texas power grid, ERCOT says $2 billion in charges for power and services went unpaid. Meantime, ERCOT is shifting customers from one power provider toe. Others. Gritty energy has lost access to the power grid after charging customers an exorbitant amount for energy during the deadly snap of
Ted Cruz's Post-Cancun Photo Op in Texas
"Texas a week after the state was battered by wind. Storms that took out the power grid. Nearly nine million. People still don't have clean water but don't worry. Help is on the way after getting blasted for flying to cancun when his own heat twins off. Ted cruz texas. Senator and disney prince before true. Love's kiss is now back in his home state doing literal minimum for the sake of the cameras. Ted cruz appeared back in front of the cameras now. He spent the weekend helping houston residents and first responders sir barbecue to firefighters and police officers also delivered safe drinking water to folks who need it. Sorry crews this is not gonna cut it. My man see this right here. This is the politician version of coming home with flowers. The day after valentine's day is not nothing. But you'll ask still sleeping on the couch and honestly i don't know why politicians try to pull off these. Lame photo ops. They basically just turn people who actually need real help into political props and they're photographer's probably just made worse. Yes yes that's fabulous dollar. Yes yes if more more like you don't have any food or water. But i don't have any food. Use that yes. He missed
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Trump junior says it's the left and cancel culture. They want to pile on cruise and trump's not gonna do that. However if i were a trump which i am i'd come up with a nickname for something like this like maybe i don't know came coon cruise. It's funny okay. But like honestly. I can't get on this bandwagon trying to cancel the guy. It's totally ridiculous. It's absolutely absurd. They should focus on the things that matter. They should focus on people in power. Who could actually change in a crisis. Now people who work in legislate from dc. this argument. i heard a few times ben. Shapiro also floated this out there. That look it's the executive branch that response to disasters. It would be either the governor or the president and hopefully the two of them working together in concert which we do see happening You do have president biden as you tweeted out earlier calling governor abbott. And i believe he's going to visit texas As soon as next week maybe Is that right So the executive branch has to act quickly in these disasters pitcher army. We know better than this people who are elected to represent people especially those statewide officials representing everybody in the middle of a disaster that includes all two hundred and fifty four counties Nearly thirty million people there. There are lots of things that they can do it. They're not just. The senator were on when they're on the floor of the senate or when they're appearing on fox news channel. Right they're always the senator and they have power yup well and there's a public relations piece that they have to. You've seen ted cruz do it before during hurricanes he and sheila jackson-lee working together at a hurricane center or shelter. You know trying to show that we're all in this together type thing you know even this this week if you look back on tuesday alexandria ocasio cortez. Who represents the bronx right. She doesn't represent anybody in texas. No connection to texas She's she's obviously done activism and texas and we've talked about that right but but but she's a new york congresswoman. Yeah exactly what does she do like early in the week. She turned to her donor base and tried to get them to donate to the food banks in houston in austin to homeless shelters and she ended up raising two million dollars just from her donor. Base that she's bringing to houston on afternoon in to try to help out you know feed people who are suffering so there's things that politicians can do. You know to kind of bring turn their donor base into something. That could be helpful to other than themselves. I haven't seen anybody else doing that. I would tell people. Don't buy this argument. Though that a senator can't do anything during a disaster and you're right. There's a definitely a pr aspect of public relations aspect Afc is doing isn't just pr. The two million dollars are going to help people right and then on top of that if you really buy this argument that a us. Senator can't do anything during disaster than we should not have. us senators. They are among the most powerful people in the country. There's only one hundred of them. It's an a very exclusive club When you are the only put it this way when you're the person in austin or houston or dallas who is going out to the backyard to shovel snow into a bucket so you can melt it in the bathtub so you have water to flush the toilet with. You're not the person who governor. Abbott is probably gonna take a call from yeah right. but he'll take take cruises call right and the people at arcot will take to cruise call and the people at the energy companies will take ted cruz call. He can be working the phones he can be talking to his donor base..
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Some of his defenders have said that. Look he's a senator. There's not much he can do in the midst of a crisis. You're going to hear more of that. In just a second crew said that he was doing work behind the scenes to try to help. Texans governor. Abbot had already declared a an emergency in all two hundred and fifty four counties All across texas and so i joined with john cornyn in urging joe biden declared a federal disaster To mirror the governor's request which president biden to his credit. Did and so that was early on right before the storms came. We knew they were serious. Crews says he sympathizes with texans all over the state who have been suffering. This week has been hell for the state of texas. It has been two storms on top of each other. Four million texans lost power no power. No lights many with no water. It has been frustrating. I'll tell you sean. A lotta texans are mad or his staw. How could it be the texas. The energy capital of the world can't turn our lights on a can't heat our homes. A lot of texans are frustrated. This should happen the kinds of questions that legislators ask right at crews trying to be nuanced here and i'm trying to be fair. I i want you to hear his whole reasoning on this german. He says they were at home that he his wife and the kids were at home and his daughters asked if they could go somewhere else somewhere. That was warm and crews says the way he thought about their request evolved from the time they asked from the time the daughters said. Can we go somewhere else. And cancun was thrown out there as a as a possibility between the time that the daughters asked and the time he sat down in the seat on the plane. His thinking evolved During the trip right he thought it was okay at first and then he started to realize actually no maybe i should still be in texas. We lost power for two days. Our house was dark. We had no heat actually the fireplace behind me. We were all huddled around the fireplace because it was the only heat in the house and after a couple of days after the girls being really cold at being in the teens and the twenties outside of our girls asset look schools been canceled for the week. Could can we take a trip and go somewhere warm and heidi and is we've said okay sure and so. Last night i flew down with them to the beach And then i flew back this afternoon. I had initially planned to stay through the weekend and the work remote there but but as i as i was heading down there you know i started to have second thoughts almost immediately because the crisis here in texas you need to be here on the ground as much you can do by phone and zoom it. It's not the same as being here. And so i returned this afternoon. I'm here working to make sure to do everything we can get. The power turned on but also fundamentally ask the questions. Why did this happen. Why was the texas grid which which is regulated at the state level. It's operated the state levels not a federal function. it's a state function. But why was the grid not sufficiently prepared. So that four million texans lost heat and power. We need to answer that and we need to make sure it never happens again in the state of..
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Twenty four to forty eight hours have conducted about two dozen or more interviews. And i have repeatedly talked about how every source of power that the state of texas has has been compromised whether it be renewable power such as winter solar but also as i mentioned today access to coal generated power access to gas generator power also been compromised whether it be with regard to systems freezing up or equipment failures as well as our nuclear power facility. So the the fact is every source of power. The state of texas has access to has been compromised because of the ultra cold temperature or because of equipment failures so there. He acknowledges that all of the forms of energy production went offline because it was so cold and we are not Sort of a structured and fortified To be able to stave that off at our energy production facilities so given that all these forms of power went offline. Why was he badmouthing the green new deal just the night before what what made clear was the fact that if we relied solely upon green energy that would be a challenge but in texas we do not rely solely upon green energy. We have access to all all sources of energy all sources of energy as reading some of the analysis about this jeremy from business publications and they made the point. That what you want when you're putting together an energy portfolio for a state and people will talk about texas as a nation state Because we are so large ninth or tenth biggest economy on the planet and we're known as the energy capital of the world and couldn't turn the lights on this week. Highly ironic to a lot of folks. you want a mix for a few reasons. One is that all of these different energy production Fuels can fail in different ways. So sometimes you might have wind energy. Go off line because the wind stops blowing right. You might have solar go off line because the sun isn't shining because the clouds route. You might have the gas lines go..
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Is blessed with multiple sources of energy such as natural gas and oil and nuclear as well as a seller and win. But you saw from what trey said and that is our win in our solar got shut down and they were collectively more than ten percent of our power grid and that thrust texas into a situation where it was lacking power in a statewide basis. That was power that was spread out by that urquhot organization or that you were talking about. As a result it just shows that fossil fuel is necessary for the state of texas as well as other states to make sure that we were a will be able to heat our homes in the wintertime and cooler homes in the summertime. Fossil fuel also failed because it was too cold for natural gas to move through pipelines. Right you had coal. Plants go offline because it was so cold you had the south texas nuclear project. Go off line because it was so called. Here's the bottom line. It's not any one specific fuel for energy. That went off line. It was all of the fuel. Mix that we have. That went off line because it was so called. Because the investment hasn't been done to winner is against this kind of event now has this happened before yes Now in fairness it was not quite as bad as what happened this week. However exactly ten years ago in twenty eleven there were rolling blackouts across texas. You may remember this. Some of our listeners may remember this miserable for a lot of people. Rolling blackouts are terrible What was the cause of those rolling blackouts was in the same month. February of twenty eleven. There was a report issue. A lot of people talked about a federal report on there was a state level. Report issued by the state affairs committee in the texas house led by republicans. They didn't investigation and they identified all of the problems with the energy grid that led to the catastrophe this week and germany. I was looking out of across the landscape and trying to figure out you know in that ten year period whether leadership in the state did anything about what was in that report trying to be charitable here and really asking the question. As far as i can tell. They didn't do.
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Present people with choices where they don't have to work in a dirty hole in the ground that's the point carey was making so crews says that what carries doing and what radical environmentalists are are are arguing. Is that there. Should be fewer people on the planet because there's overpopulation and all of that crews trying to say that the people in hollywood are promoting that ideology by the kinds of movies that they promote to our children have to say it brought to mind avengers endgame and you know kerry doesn't quite have the massive thanos hands and fingers but you could see the inevitable in the finger snapping and actually what is interesting end. Game is is curious. Have you noticed. In how many movies. How often rabbit environmentalists are the bad guys. Whether it's thought does go to watchmen.
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"That really needs exactly like it gets to that question. I've seen some democrats make that argument. I think it was a steny. Hoyer the number two guy in the us house who had kind of made the case like where they're trying to help businesses right. How do you help businesses in this process. You know obviously the you know. The loans were controversial and a lotta businesses. That probably shouldn't have gotten got him. You know it's like in this case the way to help. Those businesses in america is to give people money to spend in business. You can see the logic in that but at the same time you know. Taylor hits it a little bit and you know chip. Roy said it earlier. The congressman from the austin area whose district goes in san antonio. The key was talking about how his concern at one. Point was like sending those stimulus checks to people and making sure. Those people aren't spending on an amazon. And you know and walmart and all these big corporations and how do you help. Main street businesses and small towns in america so the concern about helping small businesses kind of the unifying factor in the debate. You can see where there's a place where biden in republicans could be the kind of hash something out to figure out. How do we best help. Businesses a couple of things is it a stimulus and no direct payments to some businesses in. How do you like you know. Figure out what money's gonna go to your local restaurant versus going to some massive chain. That's going to be based out of. Who knows where. Yeah and it seems like for the overall politics of what's happening in washington. You have a president who is reluctant to have this passed by democrats. He does not want to see that happen I it seems and biden He went out of his way to make his first meeting about this with republicans. Right there were. There was a group of ten republicans that he sat down with. And said you know how can we you know. How can we get this into a form. in with some senate republicans. How can we get you guys to vote for this too. Because the democrats do have the votes to move something Without any republican votes. But doing it that way And having the Vice president have to go in and be the tiebreaker. On this move it forward. It sets a bad precedent moving forward. Which is that on the big things. You can't get any bipartisanship whatsoever and has been said so many times there's no perfect piece of legislation. It can always be made better by working in maybe not even necessarily across the but sometimes across the aisle with people who don't agree with you on a fundamental piece of it you take something out of it. Put something else into it compromise. Biden's trying to be the anti-trump and remember keep this in mind. The opposite of trump is not liberal. The opposite of trump is stability right. That's what people are looking for now. And that's what biden's trying to Trying to create in washington moving forward. Did you see ted cruz. Trying to appeal to the kids out there by talking about the marvel movies and the the avengers movie. That and painfully looked away because the freight of where it was going game endgame. The one was specifically talking about now. I'm going to say this in all candor and it's not good for you. listen. I'm always looking out for the best interests of the listener. If you don't want to hear a united states senator saying probably one of the dumbest things you've ever heard a us. Senator say just popped off right now. Just come back to us next week..
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"That's criticizing republican leaders consistently like they've always obviously been very aggressive in criticizing governor abbot. They've had rallies outsides his mansion. You know to protest him you know you know. They protested the legislature working with democrats and putting them in committee chairmanships. And so all. That stuff is happening. you know. Can you just wonder how is that. Good for the republican party. I'm not sure you know taken. I'm sure at some point you know west. We'll explain why what he's doing right now. Is benefiting the party and right. I've just not seeing it. Yeah and there's also disagreement within the party leadership about what their priorities ought to be the vice chair of the rpt. The republican party texas is a newcomer to statewide activism. Her name is. Kat parks an email just recently to supporters where she said that the way that republicans should grade their legislators was not only hold them accountable for the republican priorities list. This is what she wrote. She she In the email stress to three things law and order lower property taxes and the right to freedom of speech in her email. She said quote. Not one of those issues is texas. Gop legislative priority. However you can be certain that those are the things being discussed around kitchen tables nightly of significant concern to texas republicans by narrowly focusing on texas. Gop legislative priorities the singular indicator of legislative success. We lose the opportunity to address the real time concerns of texan so even at the leadership level in the gop. They don't agree about what they ought to be talking about at the legislature you reported on president trump's fundraising numbers in texas and the final numbers. Were just eye-popping right. Yeah it's really amazing. You knew he was gonna do well in texas you know with republic supporters. But i didn't expect this. You know so so you know. The final tally is the race own. Ninety four million dollars you know went from texas into the presidential race which is a ton of money. That's fifty almost sixty million dollars more than we saw in two thousand sixteen so quite a big jump but but in trump's case he out raised biden here almost two to one which totally makes sense on one front. You know you think of church the one thing that you know. The by the trump campaign was saying consistently about biden was his threat to the oil industry in the oil economy of texas. And you can see that being a motivation in one of the places we saw that you know trump did in his fundraising back. There's only one city in america that donald trump raise more money out of than houston and los angeles. You know it's like so you the concern in houston about what a biden administration would mean to them clearly had some impact in the fundraising but at to wrap it up you know. Donald trump essentially set a huge financing record protects us raising far more money than we've ever seen for republican candidate for president ever so now by doubling he actually would force nowhere close soil four years ago in raising money out of texas despite everything right all the criticism he took whatever the money kept flowing out of texas and even more went into his pocket so very interesting speaking of money into people's pockets the legislators in washington congress The house and the senate still working out a deal on covid stimulus and it's taken How many months now..
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"Has more than doubled in the last year alone in our states. Leadership under governor abbott has failed to adequately respond leaving texas with one of the worst outbreaks and one of the worst responses in the entire nation. One of the things that abbott talked about in that speech. Jeremy is vaccinations and the fact that they're working to get as many of those out to people as possible we've seen and we've heard from people firsthand and seen in reports In the estimate of a lot of folks it's been a disaster That people can have signed up for a vaccination appointment and then when they get to wherever it is that they're gonna get it They for you know for a half hour for an hour for hours on end. Maybe they don't even get it that day and have to go back We have seen the governor and Head of the department of state health services. Dr john heller stat answer questions about that. They were at methodist hospital a couple of weeks ago. And we're asked about the idea that. Hey you know you have a lot of people who are in vulnerable populations people who are sixty five plus who i mean quite frankly have a problem opening and responding to and so some of those people you know going and filling out an online form and then getting a qr code or whatever and going down to a place that they we get the vaccine. All of. that's very complicated. Now the governor would say right that we have surpassed two million vaccination so far in texas but as far as you know what that means for the per capita vaccinations in texas versus other states You know we would be somewhere in the probably not at the bottom but somewhere in this sort of the maybe middle bottom of the pack is that sort of fair for how the numbers look and it's been republicans i would say who have wanted to compare state to state responses right at route. It's been democrats. Who have argued. There should be a centralised thing that the federal government ought to be handling and dictating more things down to the states. When president trump was there his administration philosophy was to do the opposite to have the states. Basically take the lead on most of this stuff and we're really still in that phase right. I mean the biden administration's just starting. They're starting to get going figuring out exactly how they're going to respond to everything and and if they do have any plans in place which they do have some they would only be getting started with those So i do think it's fair to say that the response to covid nineteen even now that we have a vaccine that is being distributed. And that's a good thing and we've heard success stories as well to be fair here. It still kinda muddled isn't it. It's just the process of getting these vaccines out to the public is clearly like you pointed out as comparison. Look so great on this front right for the longest time you know. Think about the early part of the pandemic like oh look at that. New york has all these deaths and we don't you know and then it was like okay now. We're having more deaths in new york. So let's focus on something else you know. In this case the vaccine distribution sure of any state student at great you know But certainly you just see the concern of people whether you're republican independent. Democrat doesn't matter this a lot of concern out there about like. Where do i get this vaccine. People keep telling me it's out there in. I can't get through to anybody. It is really frustrating for people. Now the governor's state of the state has traditionally been The vehicle for him to lay out priorities for the legislature and what he would like them to do He listed five. Emergency items. Which i should explain that..
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"At least in my estimation listening to that he said it is not all bad news now to say the pandemic is a challenge is an under statement but to say that it has been a reversal of who we are as. Texans is a mess statement. Texas remains the economic engine of america. The land of unmatched opportunity and our comeback is already materializing given all that he said. The light at the end of this. Terrible tunnel is starting to emerge. Texans are returning to work. Students are returning to school. Families are reestablishing routines with each passing day of more vaccinations and increased immunity. Normalcy is returning to texas jeremy. I'm going to get to the Priorities laid out in that speech for the legislature. And just a bit but when we say a that. Normalcy is returning to texas. when he says that Is that anywhere close to true. I mean you're looking at the cove. Nineteen numbers all the time and taking a look at the hospitalizations. the deaths the new infections. What does it look like right now. Compared to say six months ago or a year ago. here's the thing granted. We're down to about ten thousand five hundred hospitalizations right now for kobe. nineteen That's almost exactly where we were in july. So it says i in some respect. We are almost exactly back to mid-july when we had that i huge granted. The numbers came down a spike. Back up again. You know after christmas but now they've kind of gone down a little bit so in terms of normal seats they clearly were still in this ping pong of trying to get these hospitalizations down. Ten thousands of lot is a lot of hospitalizations for this. And we're approaching thirty eight thousand texans. Who will have died from this virus. You know so thirty. Eight thousand people are gone and another ten thousand hospitals right now so in. He's talking about normalcy. That probably doesn't feel to normal for those forty thousand plus families. It doesn't end. Of course you have a lot of people who are still not working in offices. They're working remotely have people who have not returned to work. We still do have problems with unemployment. We have a lot of people who are waiting for some sort of stimulus from the federal government. And we'll get to that in just a little bit But none of that feels normal. The texas democratic party chairman gilbert. Oh hosa says it doesn't matter what abbott is saying. In his speech. We have.
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"I met along the roadway who parked on. None of them were wearing masks or at least most walmart wearing masks. And so i. When i was wearing a mask going up to them you could see i was already identify myself as not one of them and so it just to me it. Just kind of really encapsulate this whole thing even at the worst place possible Republicans don't think they need to wear a mask. We will see if the attitudes on masks and testing and all of these restrictions shift at all at the legislature as they move forward particularly in light of what we have reported this morning that one member of the legislature may have exposed other lawmakers ready the legislative session just gets underway germy. I got a bunch of texts from staffers and other observers of the legislative process this morning they were saying here. We go all basically Here we go. We're gonna see where this goes from here. they've got to address the texas budget. They've got to address redistricting this year Which we will cover on a future show is very important But the way in which they do it is. What's top of mind right now because i think it is all in flux even though they decided their rules just this week. I think it's going to be an ever evolving thing. And that's why you wanna tune in every week and checkout germs coverage at houston chronicle dot com. And you can check out what we do at report dot com with up to have you a subscriber at both if.
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"Want nobody it unprecedented. Because the lord as you've got a history of the worst things decades ago. But i just think that you know it's it's Texas it's become clear has the most restrictive voting Voting laws in the country and so many obstacles were put up to prevent people from voting bait. It overpayment overcame them and I think that there's a success story in that. For all the the fear anxiety and panic and all the things that people worried about Civil unrest that would happen on election day. Something to say that once again in america has had a a before relatively smooth thus far election and another thing that that is very very very troubling my mind is i don't know how many you were up at. Whatever time that was to me. I am when the president declared victory. I mean this is. This is really traveling and you could say oh. It's trump being trump and we asked to just take it in stride. No we don't because of one thing people out there believe him when he says he thinks when he declares our election fraud some people believe in. They don't believe journalists. Believe those of us around the zoom foreign today. They're they they believe when the president's and that's why his words sitting just be taken in stride shouldn't just be taken to the grain of salt the president of the united states calling her election fraud. And i think you know. We're not careful work. We're heading into a constitutional crisis. Sh lewis actions. Don't matter policy barely matters. It's all about identity. That's the only way that donald trump is very close to either winning. Or even if you lose this you know biting says the campaign. Where america's better than than this better than trump. But it looks like we really aren't so it's it's it's really disconcerting That's going to have. That's going to take some time to get used. Maria couple of things one of you know the. The turnout was phenomenal. And so you know going forward. What does that mean for candidates. I'm curious about you know. Young voters who are now at the prevailing wisdom is that the youth don't vote. Well they actually did it. So what does that mean going forward so you know journalists we. You know we do this. Three hundred sixty five days year so always looking forward to the next thing star reporting is gonna start to shift to you know once we get past this The legislative session coming up in. What's coming out there and my good friend jeremy here. We'll have lots to do with that. So yeah the turnout youth registration and and where do we go with with us now. Jeremy final thought. I think you know the one thing everybody can agree on. You know we've been talking about this on the texas for months now if ohling texas is a lot harder than it looks pollsters who come in from all parts of the country thinking that it can figure out what we look like in hasn't worked. You looked in in two thousand eighteen you. We talked about eleven of the twelve final polls wildly incorrect in this time around the last five polls were wildly incorrect. Yeah we had some holes. The university of texas tyler. Sorry to call you all out but you know they. They were awfully nine points in..
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"I mean as always likes to play both sides. He's very savvy. And so we're you know texas. Gop leaders they they managed to spin bads something that as you pointed out. No candidate on. The democratic side was arguing for defunding the police but it was very easy to paint that picture right and so i don't know how much of that really you know. Pushed voters to the republican side. But you know it was. It was a losing issue for democrats. Clearly nobody nobody really. It's urine independent even if you consider bad Police violence systemic racism etc. But really the idea defunding. The police is very popular and as far as healthcare. You're right now for democrats. It's hard to run on healthier when the other side is running on healthier too. I think the danger for republicans now green court six three if they Do away with the with obamacare. The affordable care act. They're going to have to do than just a minute. Service to protecting Conditions protected right. We kept hearing from them. Repeal and replace repeal and replace maria. What do you think about you know. In the in the wake of the death of george floyd it would seem that this would have been a natural Rallying point for folks who are more progressive. You know people who do embrace at least the idea of black lives matter and it's almost like well it's almost like democrats had a meeting and somebody else said. I can't take credit for this one either but it's worth repeating The it's almost like democrats had a meeting. And they went into the things saying what. What do we do with all this positive energy for criminal justice reform etcetera. The question is how do we take this and turn it into a thing where some people feel like they have to vote for president trump. You know they come out with. This is the slogan of the de-fund police I mean it's the green new deal as one of my friends said That's that's a term people could say. Oh yeah you know. Government could sit down and work with some of the big energy companies on how to figure out how to have a quote. Green new deal just as a as a branding You know a thing But with de-fund police. You can't find anybody who likes that. Know a couple of things. I think are reporting tried to to make clear in spots in owen of the austin city council That issue is going on..
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"Should be able to win their seating field operations to republicans in these competitive races tactics that you have to do and as a friend of mine likes to say It is always the democrats who would rather be fair and right than win an election. What do you think lewis. That's that's right there. There has to be a middle ground right and of the politicization of the pandemic is that on one hand you have the president having these rallies that you know that stanford said has thirty thousand people getting infected alleys but on the other hand you have joe biden hiding in the basement as he was is by the president and he there there is a league and pain responsibly and as you mentioned a lot of republicans reviewed either way to do that. But you know this this year. You know we don't wanna be like president. We're taking the campaign. The pandemic very seriously ended up hobbling the democrats. It's a real shame and it is about outrageous connecting with people directly. You know we mentioned the valley and you have to if somebody's not voting if somebody you have to get to in person standard phone call. Hope they hop on assume panel. It's going to happen an minder about in the better award. In ted cruz rate better or could do no know rallies couldn't do no face to face. Iran repeal of two thousand eighteen is completely differently. There was no chance for in. Mj hager or anybody to catch. That seemed kind of lightning bottle that he seemed to have asked maria. I think you're gonna win. Yeah i mean. I did wonder what impression that left to on networks where trump would have these huge rallies with thirty fifty thousand people and what what impact that had on voters and how they were thinking whether you decide to go along with that or You know vote another way. But i do think it made an impact and i think you're absolutely right Democrats sometimes a brother be right than when i can't take credit for that. It was a good friend of mine but at least i wonder what you think and i would throw this. In that you know when The republicans are doing their events around the states. Just normal camp. I would show up for some of these things. Try to keep my distance and my mascot and everything. But they're just doing a normal event And you have these congressional and legislative races. That are at germany. As we've talked about you know that's a little further down the ballot especially texas house tenth on the ballot in place like harris county or in dallas county and for a lot of these candidates down ballot with no straight ticket voting option anymore. The first challenge for them was to figure out how to even let people know that they have a race right and then and then convinced them why it matters and why they should vote for them. you have Some of these democrats who was the joke that they were just locked in their house. you know in hoping You know that other campaign tactics would work while the republicans were out. There embracing a.
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"I think we ended up with around. Forty percents spanich. Vote going to The president so what's going on there. I mean we talk a little bit about this Before but the but the interest being dynamics in the valley versus el paso versus arizona. We know hispanic voters are not a monolith and and yet it's They're surprising in some ways. The outcomes in the valley versus what what people were predicting You know in in response to the president's rhetoric against against immigrants and people have hispanic heritage Yeah and i think you know if you look at the way that campaigns have been run here in texas specifically anything more broadly around the united states we should think about the idea that even two and four years ago and this is something that jeremy i've discussed on the podcast a lot those republicans who were able to win yesterday in texas and congressional races in texas house races will drill down more on that later. The ones who were winning in the suburbs were not the one saying like they would have in this past elections. I'm a conservative fighter for you. Either in austin or washington republicans now are having to argue that. They are bipartisan Problem solvers who want to work with democrats. And i think to lisa's point. You may see that in some policy. And i would point to the last The session of the texas legislature. Where were running in twenty eighteen trying to get away from the whole bathroom. Build the bockel in two thousand seventeen which people around the state. There was a huge backlash to that. In addition to what happened with bechara work at the top of the ticket But by the time they got to the twenty nineteen session they wanted to focus on what just property taxes and school finance and almost nothing else right not the social issues and argue about abortion than anyone. Talk about Gay rights and all that sort of stuff that they might have been. You know that were going straight to in twenty seventeen. It was his dumpster fire of legislative embiid did but not the leaders right out laid right few. Yeah right But those were not in power right and they didn't get anything out of Going with it. I mean the the governing coalition of that came out of an election. That was Closer And fought in a different way us. The governing coalition was different. And look i think lewis if those republicans don't govern the way that they campaigned which was to say that much more moderate in a lot of cases that even say that they were republicans to win and some of these suburban races They could be punished next time around. What do you think that that's the thing right. Will they is the lesson that they will draw that they have to be moderate texas changing and that they are ahead of the current on that. Or will this validation of the president who represents the opposite of that attitude that embolden a harsher more extreme view of things and had no not only not flipping the house or democrats. Not only is a big problem is that they made zero gained..
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"I did not realize this sauce talking to folks today. Did you know that some of these suites at the state games, you're talking six games? Okay. Like, maybe four them conference three of them. Thirty five grand is what's paid for those things? And I've been in them in their great in. But I've not paid myself for them. Ooh. That's that's some steep stuff. Again. I wanna play for you. Our new intro song, which your thoughts. It's getting too late in the program for you to chime in. But give you one more. Listen, your thoughts J other side of Texas. And also as I say that. Only you're like US stuff going on that people. Listen to this across I thirty five Isa's at thirty five in the North, Texas and south Texas, east, Texas, as well as a metropolitan areas, you got another son of Texas issue. You can also always Email me Jay at other side at Texas dot com. We got a team of interns coming on in the spring. We wanna do we want to entertain? But we also went to give you some information. That makes his program must listen to radio and must listen to podcasts as it were in by the way, one think anchor a new sponsor to the program inkers where we now host our our our podcast in well, where we post to post their website, and through whom we post our podcast to any place in which any.
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"Larson who wants who wants to mandate at least follow the Bill to require two state agencies who happen to have football teams, Texas university of Texas to play their game on an annual basis that to say the legislature king get involved in sports when they want to when you think about a law. That says if you're gonna compete in a major five conference with with public institutions in Texas like Texas Tech, like university of Texas university, Houston etcetera that yours athletics departments at private schools are not the whenever somebody files. A public information requests. Then you've got to you've got to meet that request that you are no longer outside the bounds of public information requests. In talking about like TCU's and the Baylor's of the island. I mean, the controversies at Baylor, for instance, in how if you know, in my view had something like that happened at Texas Tech you could fill the lower bowl with the hard copies of requests. It would come in from media agencies. But Baylor there's been a lot of talk about art browse here and there and the coaching search, but nobody knows what happened where are you on that? Do you think that they ought to pony up on public information's at providence petitions does that give a leg up to others on a competition basis? Well, I'm on comfortable with with the private schools that able to hide behind that. I think that that's obviously when your institution, and you get money from the state to operate that's kind of the rules UP play by it it. It's tricky. Because in one way, I mean, if they're not taking public funds that they should have to play by the same rules. But if we're going to speak to if we're going to speak to the fact that does that it helped TCU and Baylor did that did that help Baylor not help to us? But that allow Baylor to operate the way they did for many many years, which was a bit sketchy. I think you know, that that's that's I think fair assumption based on people not being able to get into business, you know, in figure out exactly what happened. And why happened how it happened and all that stuff? So because you know, schools they the providence petitions they had behind that a lot. But you just can't you can't they're not bound. To have to tell you anything. They don't want to that part is tricky when it comes to the controversies that we've seen certain places I look forward to. Eventual state Senator Chris level fouling Bill, the private schools are no longer exempt. There you go. Thanks for crossing the fence with me there, buddy. And have a great time on your trip in. No telling what's going to happen over the next seven hours. Glad that you made time to pre record with us today. Appreciate Jammie on women. All right partner in so not much changed over those seven hours. Still on the fence monitor standing is that there may be oppressor this evening is we've broadcast. It said lifetime five thirty eight PM is speak t- right now central standard time. Maybe oppressor out of tech tonight about the sole finalists. Maybe not if not and while there's not been throughout the course today, monitor standing is, right, wrong, or indifferent. A rebellion among some donors in maybe the athletes director trying to do some some backward on that what we're going to do. Here is get off and get in to a break and come back to you with regular gate in all the drama. Three gate was Sarah self Warburg from the avalanche journal stick, right..
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"You don't wanna miss four price out of MURILLO on his way to an event. It Texas ain't him. Hey, just going to hear it here. First from for Bryce, keep it. Locked in be right back. Hey, did a pre record with four price out of him or widely? I mean, here's the deal. I say this often, but on a continuum of how much disdain or like a politician of. Here's what four prices reputation is. It's hard not to like four to. I really like four he defies a lot of. Today's disdain for politicians guy that a lot of people like even if they disagree with him. He is four price on the Morello. Appreciate four price making time to come with us here on other son at Texas. I did get an Email this weekend about. Why so many emerald politicians in all say this they outside of John Fru low. If you wanna talk about other sons of Texas in make it a product that people in North Texas in east, Texas in south, Texas, you gonna talk to kill soldier, you gotta talk to Jones Smith, you gotta talk to Joan furlough because excuse me, four price. Yeah. You gotta talk to those guys because they moved the needles in Texas politics in four price bowed out on Sunday. And I think a lot of people would say turn the speakers race in Dennis bondings favor. You can hear him on that matter and more right now with four price on the line. With us is state Representative chairman out of the eighty seventh district Texas house district state Representative four price out of Amarillo for price. How are you? I'm doing. Well. Jay, how are you? Fair to Midland. I could do without all of its north wind blew in the from your Amarillo down here without any precipitation. But the cotton farmers appreciate it. And I'm sure so here's the deal for here's where I'm going to start on. Pre-taped show with Brian Mudd came back ABC affiliate here in Lubbock on Friday in which in aired on Sunday morning at eleven thirty four price in I'm going to start here on the program. I questioned the wisdom of some in west Texas, backing a state Representative out of Angleton down on the coast one who I've been told by your peers some of your peers that is against a vet school in then not within an hour of that program, airing the tech start flooding in the the tweet start flooding in that you have bowed out of the speakers race in have Becht that state Representative out of Angleton Dennis bond until this what happen for price. The well first of all J, thanks for having me on your show. And thank you for the time. The speakers raised process was inside full. It was interesting. Learn learn to great deal about my colleagues and their districts, and really it's an experience that I I thought was was well worth the effort, even though my my big came up short as of you know, this this past weekend talking to this orders that I have colleagues mine in the house and really taking a look at the race overall trying to take some emotion out of it. And look at the the landscape is objectively as possible, I came to the conclusion, and in many of the folks that support me came to the conclusion that chairman him was was in the best position to work with us to to unify the party in the house and build a broad coalition of of members from all over the state, you know, and. Physician himself to to be a leader in a position of strength. What they brought basis support in the body, and we felt like that was really important in in. So, you know, coming to that conclusion I had multiple conversations with with Dennis in. And we we talked about you know, what that looked like for both of us, and you know, stuff decision to make but he's a very capable leader. I don't believe he's against the school. Certainly talk to him about issues important to the region in the entire state and remain very confident with his vision for the house and issue. She wants to prioritize the next session. And as you know, since that point in time, I guess you released his list of one hundred nine names today that support his candidacy and that includes members from rural Texas urban Texas every region of the state, and I think every member of our our..