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"Are the mission. Learn more a navy federal dot org's Steve Dresdner w T o P. Traffic to storm Team four. Meteorologist Samara Theodore Showers are still possible through the overnight hours. At times, they will become more moderate and heavy. Please note that while the heaviest rain looks to be staying in two parts of southern in Central Virginia, our region could see some pockets of heavier rain, especially in southern Maryland. Tomorrow for your Sunday starting off with more rain showers high temperatures in the mid to upper seventies so on the cooler side, and then the Raynald taper off just a bit towards the afternoon and evening, starting for meteorologists Tamara Theodore and looking at storm team for radar right now, over much of northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, seeing some light to moderate showers. Let's say where the heaviest ones are there stretching from Lorton pretty much by 95 through Newington. And Franconia. Right now, That's where we're seeing the heaviest of it in the region, But many people seeing light to moderate showers as we speak. It's currently 78 degrees in northwest DC at 4 30 Thiss is w t. O p Your source for today's top news, traffic and weather always connected and constantly updated. In your car at home at work Hands on the go. W Gov never miss a moment of Debbie Along this afternoon. I'm Mike Murillo. We have an equivalent. The editor's desk coming up from Texas to Oregon Air conditioning czar on Full blast is a heat wave moves through. We're just like we need to do something in the district. Two nurses organized a donation event for Beirut. I'm Melissa Health. By a former Milwaukee mayor claims lists of the most racist cities a racist. It is 4 31 CBS News update. There's an electrical emergency in California's a state deals with a major heat wave. The Golden State ordered rolling blackouts last night and more maybe coming. L a scientist Daniel Swain warns. Use and extremes in general are sort of an underestimated killer. CBS News meteorologist Geoff Barrow Delhi says it's going to be scorching. High temperatures on Saturday and on Sunday from western Texas but especially into Arizona, and then all the way up the spine from California into organ and even Washington will should pass 100 degrees that deserts of the southwest near 120 degrees. Places like Palm Springs over 115 places like Phoenix near 115 degrees, in addition to all of that heat Forecasters are watching to tropical storms in the Atlantic, Josephine and Kyle right now. Tropical Storm Josephine is headed for the islands in the Caribbean. But so far, forecasters say threats to land remain minimal. CBS News Update on Alison for 32 w T. O P. U S. Undersecretary of State David Hale is in Beirut today. He says he is there to offer support after the massive explosion.
96-year-old man could be the oldest person ever to run coast-to-coast
"Ernie Andrews, who turns 97 next week. Still marching across America. Every step of the way I first met Ernie Six years ago, ago, he he was was in in the the middle middle of of the the Arizona Arizona desert, desert, trying trying to to become become the the oldest oldest person person to to ever ever run run coast coast to to coast. coast. Three Three years years later, later, he he actually actually made made it it to to the the George George ashore, ashore, only only to to then then turn turn around. around. And And start start running running back back the the other other way. way. Fernie Fernie is is now now a a year year into into the the return return trip. trip. We We caught caught up up with with him outside Lufkin, Texas, plodding along slow and steady as usual. Albeit slightly slower. Hey, I'd better hang on and noticeably less steady. A few weeks ago, a doctor diagnosed journey with congestive heart failure. Yeah, that's what they told me that he selling pacemakers. See you think that's just all the sales pitch? Yeah, There's a chance he could be telling you the truth, Erni. Does that change anything? No. No run to wanna drop a dye with my running shoes on. Much of Ernie's motivation to soldier on comes from his sailor passed. During World War two. Ernie served on a ship called on LSD, and he's been running to raise money for the L S T Memorial in Evansville, Indiana. This shouldn't be for gotten. It's their ship that one the war but along the way, this run is also taken on a more personal purpose, as thousands have joined him for at least a leg of the journey. They had listened to his stories. Celebrated his fortitude and given Ernie the key to a long life, a deep desire to keep pressing board run Ernie run, and that's why, although his doctor says time is short Ernie is still planning to reach the Pacific sometime around his 101st birthday. So let's say you make it to California. Then you stop running. No, I have a plan for coast to coast Really? Ernie Andrews optimistic for the long run.
Fresh "Texas" from Robert Mangino
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Texas researchers warn of 'less lethal' munitions
"At the University of Texas Texas or or warning warning Austin Austin police police not not to to use use less less lethal lethal munitions munitions for for crowd crowd control control after after they they treated treated people people who who are are severely severely hurt hurt during during protests protests in in May, May, officers officers fired fired beanbag beanbag rounds rounds and caused injuries, including bleeding on the brain in the skull fracture. Austin's police chief says police will stop the practice.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Texas Home Improvement
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Then I would personally start with the roof because you've got to keep the structure dry. Yes, sir. Then the next thing would be to take a look at the windows and siding. What type of site with siding do you have right now? It's it's that builder composite Steel. Yeah, you'll Mason out stuff. Yeah. Yeah. Okay, so The Redan, Um, asking, that is it's possible. To do one of two things one. You could go ahead and have windows put in And and new siding, put on and and not have to worry about it. Thea other option would be if you're gonna have all new siding put on You may be able to just put back in regular type windows instead of replacement windows, and the difference is a replacement window doesn't have the flans around the outside. It's made where it could just slide into the window open, and then they put the screws in from inside the window frame out into the two by fours. When you go back with the builders Great. It'll have the flanges on the outside goes up against the two by four stud wall. Ah, Then it gets sealed on the Inside before the new siding goes on and stuff and you're basically talking new home type construction. Sure. So you know, you got that choice of looking at it that way. And Europe in a task aceto, right? Get her. Okay, so A ce faras doing the siding. If you'll give Texas remodel team a call. Okay. They would be able to help you out with that, and you can reach them at 281 612 59 91. And if you don't practise remodeling? Yes, Yep. And if you if you decided you wanted to do the windows at the same time, they'd be able to take care of, you know, new or ah, new home type construction windows. Or if you want replacement windows, then give America's choice Windows a call. Okay. America's choice, and that would be the insulated energy efficient windows. Correct? Yep. Okay, and you can reach them. It's Ah 713 482 8902 All right. 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Gov. Whitmer to give update on COVID-19 response
"Are breaking into CBS News to bring you the Governor August 14th Thankyou for pain, attention and and tuning, and we appreciate it. I'm joined today by our lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist, our chief medical executive Doctor Jin, a Cal dune. Robert Gordon and director of D A change US. And Jim Hackett, the CEO of Ford. I I want want to to congratulate congratulate Jim Jim on on his his upcoming upcoming retirement. retirement. I I appreciate appreciate his his leadership leadership and and his his years years of of Dedication Dedication to to ensuring ensuring that that Michigan Michigan remains remains the the automotive capital of the world, and we're excited to be here with Ford and you'll see why shortly Michiganders have now banned fighting the covert 19 pandemic for over five months. We took one of the most aggressive approach is in the nation against this virus and because we've taken this so seriously. We're doing much better than other states states like Florida and Texas who are continuing to struggle and closed later and reopened earlier than we did, who are now seeing historic surges in cases? I'm live, reported yesterday. That despite being one of the hardest hit states early on, Our state currently ranks 40th and the seven day average of new Corona virus cases per capita And in the 40th percent testing positive on Corona virus virus diagnostic diagnostic tests. tests. These These are are wonderful wonderful pieces pieces of of information information compared compared to to what's what's happening happening across across the the country country are are average average infects infects infection infection rate for the last month was half that of Ohio and Indiana and Wisconsin. This slide shows Michigan's daily cases per 1,000,000 compared to other Midwest States. I'm live also reported that states across the country that did not take this virus seriously, are now seeing record numbers in terms of daily Corona virus cases. Hospitalizations and deaths. Georgia was the first day in the country to reopen its economy and is now averaging five times the number new cases of Corona virus in a day, five times more than the state of Michigan. And while states like Georgia and Florida and Texas reported hundreds of new deaths last week, Michigan had 43 Percent positivity rate is also far below our Midwestern neighbors. And we have continued to ramp up testing over the past few months. There's a wonderful Twitter thread by Dr Asheesh Zhaan that talks about testing and positivity rates. I think it's worth your time to look, ifyou're happened to be on Twitter. This virus demands to be taken seriously. Youth will not protect you from this virus. Political affiliation will not protect you from this virus. This virus will not go away just because we're tired of dealing with it. The on ly way we can put a stop to this pant. I make an end to this pandemic is there take it seriously, do our part to protect one another and do what we know works. My mask says I wear this for you. And it is true. When we wear masks. We were properly so it covers our nose and Mo. When we practice social distancing and when we go out to get tested when it's necessary When we do these things, we put our whole state in a stronger position. To send our kids back to school safely. Wearing a homemade mask. It's simple. And it shows your commitment to protecting yourself. Your family and your fellow Michiganders from this virus. To make it easier for those who are particularly vulnerable to Cove in 19 and who need help securing masks. Today we're announcing the My Mask Aid project. This project is a partnership, a partnership involving the state of Michigan Bheema and the Ford Motor Company, and it's a result of the hard work of the Michigan Cove in 19 task force on racial disparities. Shared by Lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist Way will provide for 1,000,000 free masks to people who need them most really incredible donation that Ford is working with us. To make sure that we're able to do this. One million of the face coverings from FEMA 1.5 million from Ford will go to low income schools, the city of Detroit. Federally qualified health centers, Some Colvin, 19 testing sites and too many organizations, helping to reach vulnerable populations, including minority residents, who have been affected by the public health crisis as a result of historic racism. Anyone interested in receiving a free mask? Can find a distribution location by calling the Cove in 19 hotline at 85356136 We're looking at their local community Action agency online. I want to thank Jim Hackett and Ford for their partnership. In this project. It's partnership is going to save lives wearing a mask has been proven to reduce the chance of spreading covert 19 by about 70%. According to one estimate. If 95% of Americans wore masks between now and December 1st. It would save 66,000 American lives. According to one estimate, if 95% of Americans do this. We can get our make our economy stronger and save one another's lives. That's 66,000 people who are parents or grand parents or Children, siblings, friends. It could be saved by the simple act of wearing a mask when he go to the grocery store pharmacy when you're out and about As a parent. I know the number one thing on everyone's mind is whether and how their kids are going to return to the returned to school this fall. It's a pairs across Michigan are anxiously awaiting their school district's to decide how we're going to safely educate our kids, whether it's by remote learning or implementing the strict safety measures I outlined in the my safe schools reopening In June. After rise and covert cases in July and early August. Our case numbers have begun to plant home. So we're not out of the woods and this crisis is far from over. But we appear to have stopped the incline, but we're now playing told and we want to see that become a decline. To get through this and to ensure the safety of our kids, educators and support staff this fall. Everyone's got to continue to do their part. We also need the Trump Administration and Congress to step up and provide additional support. Two states like Michigan, so we can send more resource is to our classrooms to keep our kids and our educators and all of their families safe. I want to end by thanking the thousands of Michiganders on the front lines of this crisis, while people everywhere have made tremendous sacrifices to protect their families from this virus. Those on the front lines have put their own health at risk to take care of the rest of us. Every day for the past five months. Gruelling, stressful work. You've ever listened. Tio this American life on NPR. They've highlighted some stories of people on the front line in Detroit. You might want to check it out. I was proud, but also it was an eye opener. And I hope maybe you might listen. Nurses and doctors working 18 hour shifts and giving up time with their families to keep them safe. You stood by the side of a bed where someone lost their battle with covert 19 and their family couldn't be there. Grocery store workers, especially in the beginning of this pandemic, worked around the clock to keep ourselves stocked to ensure people could buy groceries safely. Child care workers who've been instrumental in helping our frontline workers save lives every day. These air truly the real heroes of this crisis, truck drivers and mail carriers. People who mask up every day for hours on end to ensure our safety. They deserve our gratitude and respect and the best way we can show it is by masking up. So with that I want to say thank you to all of those who have just described have stayed on the front lines. I want to encourage everyone in our state to keep doing our part to stay smart and to mask up. And with
Fresh "Texas" from WBZ Afternoon News
"Advisory for the beaches until eight tonight. Tonight, it's going to be partly cloudy and down to 60 for tomorrow. Sun and clouds a shower, too, on the south coast and a high of 73 on Monday, a mix of 70 sun and clouds with temperatures up to 74 then on Tuesday, Sonny, But the possibility of an afternoon shower temperatures up to 82 right now, at 69 degrees in Abington, 71 in Nashua, 69 Grace I over Boston at 404 Getting a break from the heat today in Boston, but many parts of the country are still dealing with a serious heat wave More from CBS NEWS, CBS News update. AH Heat WAVE is baking the Western U. S. Temperatures on Saturday and on Sunday from western Texas but especially into Arizona, and then all the way up the spine from California. Into organ and even Washington will surpass 100 degrees. CBS News meteorologist Jeff Farraday Ellie the Extreme Heat is bad enough, but rolling blackouts in California on ly Add to the misery you are reporter Laura half later. Demand for power quickly exceeded California's own supply on Friday, and what's available from neighboring states a nature does he wave It's causing a record breaking heat the entire western United States, so it's hampering our village. T J imports, especially from the Southwest. So Cal I So is asking people to do their part until the heat wave is over. The heat wave is expected to last until next week. It's also fueling wildfires from California to Colorado. CBS News update on CAMI McCormick All of Massachusetts is now officially in a significant drought. Mass environmental police made the announcement yesterday. Ah level to drought for all seven counties, rainfall well below the normal amount this summer and heats higher than usual. The state secretary of energy and environmental affairs says state and local officials need to put new emphasis on saving water and put restrictions.
Dallas Cowboys Plan To Play With Fans Attending In Person
"Soon. Of the Dallas Cowboys are plenty to play in front of fans this season owner Jerry Jones, saying he's confident fans could have a safe experience at AT and T Stadium, explaining the team will follow Texas protocols, which only allow 50% capacity at sporting events. He also said he's confident a full season could be played this
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Texas Home Improvement
"In California. The ranch fires only 3% contained. An appellate court in California has handed a victory to gun enthusiast this week. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, usually considered a very liberal court has struck down a California law banning the sale and ownership of ammo magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Thie Court has ruled it strikes at the core of the Second Amendment, the right two armed self defense this ruling his national implications. As other states have similar restrictions. However, this ruling applies only to the Western states under the ninth Circuit's jurisdiction. California, Alaska, Arizona and Hawaii. Jim Route Los Angeles man Cates. Are you paying too much for term life insurance? There's a tremendous price war. Among the major term life Cos rates have dropped dramatically in the past few years. For example, a man age 45 non tobacco user, $1 million of coverage $75 per month level rate for the.
Dallas Cowboys Plan To Play With Fans Attending In Person
"The Dallas Cowboys are plenty to play in front of fans this season owner Jerry Jones, saying he's confident fans could have a safe experience at AT and T Stadium, explaining the team will follow Texas protocols, which only allow 50% capacity at sporting events. He also said he's confident a full season could be played this
Elizabeth Wetmore: 'Valentine'
"Today. I'm rejoining Elizabeth what more Beth what more to talk about how? At Age fifty two, she published her first novel Valentine. A novel that not only is superb. It made its debut at number two on the New York Times bestseller list. The book is wonderful an impressive demonstration of the power of women's voices to carry a novel. Now, I'm very interested Elizabeth. How is it? That this. Is Your first novel at Age Fifty Two when did you start writing? Well I don't think I wrote my first short story until I was in my late twenties and I was a reader and I loved books and I read voraciously and impulsively as a little girl if somewhat in a somewhat unfocused manner and and really I don't come from a background where one becomes a writer at least not as a profession. So I think that this sort of combination of of a a kind of holding writers in such esteem I as a little girl in even as a young woman, I thought authors were. Other worldly they were sages and priests and rabbis and holy people live all sorts but I didn't think of writers as being particularly human or occupying the same world as the rest of us So I even write my first short story until I was in my late twenties but I read a lot and I love to read and I thought it must be a pretty holy profession to spend your time telling stories. I fell in love with reading and I had a hard time imagining who a writer might be. I, confused my teachers with riders. I thought that they and the books they taught me came from some specially magical and creative source and I felt song lucky. that. There were special classes when I was in elementary school, it had the ugly Title I. G C Intellectually Gifted Children. By the time I was in high school it was called AP advanced placement but whatever it was called we got to read the best books. One of my teachers took us not to the school library but to a public library where the head librarian was a friend of hers and we were able to take out adult books in this book, your new novel your first. Novel. Valentine one of the characters is reading the scarlet letter. There's a beautiful quote it's not identified, but I recognized it from Charlotte's Web. She here's the beauty of language, the children who are readers here that beauty and they find it on the local bookmobile. The comes to a nearby parking lot a parking lot that's near the strip. Strip joint. It's kind of amazing on the one hand you have. lost. Romantic children getting books and on the other hand you have the men watching the women taking their clothes off and that defied is the divide that defines this novel. But at a certain point Beth, you are at Iowa the Iowa Riders Program How did that happen? When I was waiting tables in Phoenix I started taking community fiction workshop It was being taught by to Grad students at Arizona State, and at that particular time, I don't know if they still do this. But at that time they the MFA students had to do some kind of community service project. So these two guys were teaching this community fiction writing workshop and. I sort of made my way into that and that was where I started and then at some point I was able to to sort of I wouldn't say sneak-in but I was able to get permission to sit on an MFA level workshop at Asu and just sort of as a guest It was really lucky and I'm not sure it would happen today. But but the long and the short of it is I was able to sit in on a class being taught by Ron Carlson who really encouraged me than to apply to Grad School, and I'm the first generation of my family to go to college I. Grew up in a really really working class background. So Honestly It wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I even really knew that there were such things as MFA programs when I signed up for that community fiction workshop was when I learned that there were MFA programs out there So So I was encouraged by a by a mentor to to apply and I did and You know initially he had said to me go do some research and come back in. So I, I went and did a little reading and came back with a sort of list of places to fly in University of Texas Syracuse Iowa was not even on my radar until he said, why is in Iowa on?
"Too many stories" of murders, sexual assault and harassment at Fort Hood prompt outside investigation
"Army specialist Vanesa G Yen was killed at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas. He ends death shed light on a pattern of abuse and lethal violence at Fort Hood. There have been eight deaths at Fort Hood this year. So far, five of those deaths have been publicly linked to foul ploy. That's Kyle Room for a senior reporter at the Army Times, the only secretary Acknowledged that the crime rate at Fort Hood, including murderers, sexual stall, sexual harassment are higher in those cases than other army posts in the department of the Army's portfolio, so the Army has recognized that there is a problem. And Vanessa's case is really just one of those cases. That kind of encompasses from U. S. Army says it's now investigating Fort Hood to see if leadership failures are contributing to the violence. You know, there is a general perception, I think in the military that there are higher crime rates surrounding especially large military bases, and so you know. How much Port hood know is different from the norm. I think his is yet to be seen. But the Army certainly acknowledged that there's something different going on here, and I actually pulled some numbers from killing Texas, which is the city that surrounds for Hood. And killing does have a higher by the primary, then the statewide average in Texas, and that's pretty consistent going back. You know, years now, so it's It's something that the civilian community there was also recognized in. The police department has been trying to go after us well. Before her death again confided in her family about being sexually harassed. They said she did not report it at the time for fear of retaliation. Survey conducted at Fort Hood shows that about 35% of women there say they, too were sexually harassed. Sexual
Trump says open schools. Teachers say not until they're safe. As cases rise, unions may win.
"UPDATE as the country's biggest school district approaches reopening New York City's teachers union says it's not safe enough there. Bill deBlasio. I hear their concerns with this ball game is far from over. We're going to make the school safer. Schools get ready to reopen in Texas Governor Greg Abbott says he's worried that people there were just worn out will ignore safety measures. It is especially important At a time with schools are opening that everyone in the entire school setting is extra vigilant, making sure they do maintain the safe practices so they can reduce the spread of
'Boys State' Documentary Explores What Teens Learn About Democracy
"Our pleasure to welcome to the show filmmakers Jesse Ross and Amanda Make Bane. They have a documentary that it's getting great reviews all over the place. It's called boys stay and it's going to debut tomorrow on Apple TV. Loss Let's start with you Jesse. This is something it's some Texas high school seniors. It's all boys and they take him to a one week camp and they they tell them form governments, I mean I know it's a little bit simplistic but. Is that basically it? Jesse? Hey Rick. Yeah. That's basically it they form a government and then chaos ensues and a little bit of madness and and a lot more actually much more than we expected to find. You know we knew the boys would be wild crazy. It's Texas. It's hot and they have very different politics but that's what intrigued US actually because that program brings people together from all across the state and they disagree and we were interested in just kind of filming that with our cameras and seeing what happened. And Amanda, I went to high. School in the eighties and I would think that even then the sounded like kind of a antiquated thing from the fifties and I was rather surprised that it's still going of is that was of like maybe part of the fascination of this. A little bit I mean it's been going on since the thirties. Real in the near future. Our. Somewhat, old fashioned and then there are parts of that really feel like they're pushing trying hard to push person to the future and I think they've worked to do but I think that straddle. Intrigued US actually read about program when neither of US went through the program. In California where we grew up but you know we read about in Washington in two thousand seventeen and say, Oh, my God, there's this space where the so rare an in America now where people from politics farmer right in the final lesser getting together in the same room face to face talking politics. and. Jesse is found in 'em sure you have to in the last twenty years documentaries have. been ramped up and and the truth is stranger than fiction. So when you're filming this I'm sure you in Amanda are thinking boy we really got something here but then you take it. Sundance and it wins best doc and rotten tomatoes. You're at ninety percent what what is how gratifying is that that you were right that you really have something here. But you know that's what we love about documentary at constantly surprises you. It's unscripted making and this was for US unscripted at its best because we knew the program was interesting. We were lucky to meet these young men before the program started to become stars they're all different politically they come from different backgrounds. They took wild and unpredictable pass through boy stay to them run for governor and against each other and so that's I guess the accidental fortune of documentary film making when you start out a project like this, you have no money. You just have an idea. You have no one to help you and you just have to believe in it. It's like levitation and to get to Sundance to win win that prize is really not an outcome we allowed ourselves to contemplate and to have a partner like apple help us take the film out in the. It's kind of wish come true and I just think it's a testament to what this film is about, which is something we all care about it's about our democracy. It's better politics about how we find good leaders It's it's about how you grow up and beat become a good person. So I think there's a lot for everybody in this film.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects fans to attend home games
"For Jerry Jones to declare he's gonna have fans attended two Cowboys games this season because most states have rules preventing gatherings at stadiums and most owners don't want those headaches anyway. Most of the NFL's riches come from their TV mega deal as long as games or on television there Swimming and Scrooge McDuck money picks But the heart of Texas things are different. FC Dallas just held in MLS game last night with a few 1000 Fans. They all had to sign a waiver, saying they could not sue. They contracted covert there. Jerry could pull this off if he really wanted to. It's an enormous stadium with a vast array of luxury suites, private areas and entrances. For the question is, Does the NFL think it's worth the headaches for 1000 fans? I doubt it.
Southland Conference opts for spring college football slate
"Well, another conference involving Texas schools is choosing to move competition. South and Conference Board of directors has approved a postponement. Of all league competition in our sports are false sports, football, volleyball, soccer and cross country. With the intention of playing these conference games matches and meets in the spring semester that is Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett. The Southland is headquartered in Frisco and features many Texas schools, including Abilene, Christian And he also says that follow sports teams will be allowed to play a limited nonconference schedule if they so choose that could open up for these F C s football programs. To plate nonconference competition in the fall with conference games in the spring.
Late bullpen miscues cost Seattle Mariners, who head into off day after loss to Rangers
"Todd Frazier scored the tie breaking run on a wild pitch while the Rangers plated five in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Mariners 7 to 4. Last night. Texas rallied after Austin Nolan Daniel Vogel back homered in Seattle's four run second
'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well
"This is fresh air, want a glimpse into a potential future candidate for elected office? Look no further than the new documentary called Boy State. It's about an annual event in my government for high school students sponsored by the American Legion. By the way, Bill Clinton and Cory Booker went through the program. Boy state begins streaming Friday on Apple, Plus our film critic Justin Chang has THISS review. Since they were founded in the 19 thirties by the American Legion, the boys, state and Girls state programs have been giving high schoolers a practical education in how government works. Students in every state are chosen to take part in a weeklong summer experiment in which they must form their own representative democracy. As we learned from the opening credits of the terrific new documentary Boys State. No Clinton, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Cory Booker are just a few of the program's famous alone's A film, directed by Amanda McBain and Jesse Moss, focuses on the Texas boy state event that took place in June 2018. We see the roughly 1200 participants arriving in Austin. Where they are randomly divided into two political parties, The federalists and the Nationalists. Those names carry no agenda. It's up to both parties to hammer out a platform, choose their leaders and then run against each other in a week long election campaign. McBain and Moss throw us into this mark government exercise without much preamble or explanation of the rules of the game. My politics itself. The action can be a little confusing. Unlike politics, it's never boring, mainly because the movie wisely focuses on a select few participants. Either. The filmmakers were extremely lucky and their choice of subjects or they shot so much footage that they were able to isolate the most compelling personalities. In any event, the four young men, we spend the most time with all in that playing key roles in the experiments, nerve wracking outcome. Most ambitious of the bunch is been the Federalists Party chair who's willing to do anything to win votes, including smearing the Nationalists on Social media. Dennis, politically conservative. He has a Ronald Reagan action figure to prove it. And he despises what he sees as the liberal tendency to divide people along lines of race, gender and disability. Then speaks from some personal perspective. He lost both his legs to meningitis when he was three. Care of the Nationalist Party hails from the opposite end of the political spectrum. Progressive black teenager originally from Chicago. Renee knows he stands out in this mostly white, conservative Texas field. He also stands out on merit. He has a seasoned politicians command of rhetoric and can deftly out argue any opponent. It is also capable of calling for party unity, as he does in an early speech. My grandmother told me a few things you have to have faith, hope and a bit of a pissed off attitude. I want to be civil and represent a whole working body. And we're gonna take the example of a plane body. It has two wings left one, right one. We're not gonna pick one. We're going to stay in the middle, because we're not intolerable party where one that is palatable to all. And so as long as we're able to keep this plane of foot with a healthy right wing in a healthy left wing, we have the ability and the capability to pummel any fairless into the ground because we're the only party that's where voting for because it's this party that's going to represent every individual. If Rene has the sharpest mind and tongue and boy state, its heart and soul belonged to Steven A fellow nationalist party member. Stephen becomes an underdog in the race for governor, the highest elected office. Like Rene Steven stands out. He's the son of a Mexican immigrant, and he counts Bernie Sanders among his political heroes, his humility on the campaign trail and his stirring honesty in front of a microphone. Prove irresistible to the crowd. Again and again, he invites his fellow party members to tell him what issues are most important to them so that he could be a better truer representative for their concerns. We see these young men debating a lot of issues, especially gun control. There's a lot of talk about protecting the Second Amendment. But there are also counter arguments from students like Steven, who have clearly been shaken by the sheer number of school shootings. Another much discussed. Issue is abortion, which leads to one of the film's most revealing moments. A nationalist gubernatorial candidate named Robert, who's running on a strict pro life platform. Admits on camera that he secretly pro choice. Sometimes you've got to say what you've got to say in an attempt to win, he says. That's politics. Indeed, it is. And while the filmmakers are working from a mostly neutral fly on the wall perspective, their attitude toward the boy state program feels ambivalent. At best, Deliberately or not. The experiment seems to bring out a lot of the flaws of America's political system itself. Personal attacks, dishonest tactics and conflicts that hinge moron popularity than substantive policy debate. It's undeniably inspiring to see so many young men with bright, engaged minds and the best of them, as we see from the end of the movie have already gone on to impressive new accomplishments. But it's also dispiriting that so many of them have already learned to view politics in the most cynical way possible as the game to be won by any means necessary. Justin Chang is the film critic for the Los Angeles
Some Conferences Postponed Football. Not So Fast in the South.
"You're joining us for the radio audience blog. I think college football, which I love is become to regionalize the last ten years and when I see the decisions being made, it feels regional. It's the SEC in the big twelve Texas in the south they just want more and they're going to bulldoze through it. I mean it is what do you make of what is happening which is the academic West? Big. Ten's got some academic powers as well. They see the world one way and the big twelve in the sec another is that a good or a bad thing for the sport. Well we, used to celebrate differences. Right, I mean we used to. But now we're so divided in every way I think to thoughts comes to mind calling in is I've covered this game after playing at twenty five years ago. That it's become much more hostile between upper campus and lower campus all around the country. When I played I never felt like the academic side was it issue with the with the sport side of it but sports has become so big become a billion dollar industry become so much exposure in fanfare and so much the brands of these universities and there's a lot of upper campuses that don't like that that don't want that that that would probably do away with football frankly many of the academics folks say, no, we don't need it. I. Don't like how our brand is being defined by our football team other celebrate it, and certainly in the south in the Midwest in the ACC in. Many of those parts, they celebrate that that brand has become such a big deal. Secondly, this goes yes. He see goes if the SEC plows through this in navigates through this in navigates and Nimble through the ups and the downs and the cases that will inevitably come and they put forward and play the ACC in the big twelve will follow the minute. The SEC. In this situation says, you know what? We just can't do it. We just can't test it at the rate we WANNA test to protect our players were out. Then you're GonNa see, I, think everybody else in college football follow suit.
Jackie Ruiz: Author, Publisher, Aviation Lover
"Get started like like we almost always liked to do and I go back to the beginning a little bit. What was your? What was your first exposure to aviation? How did you first get involved? Well you know a lot of people ask me where this passion king from. Certainly wasn't for my childhood because in Mexico growing out both you know middle class family the SIMA flying planes. So I was just not in the not on the menu and My first sort of experience was a beautiful hot air balloon. So here in Illinois and I happen to spot this beautiful lights craft I thought it was kind of a toy airplane and as we approached this day said, no you Texas fly aircraft and we immediately my husband and I purchased the discovery flights and I think it was the first time that flying that aircraft with no doors on. Feeling freedom and those wings It just like it was like Lois Recite About how long ago was that? I was probably about six years ago and I started. Sort of you know like it's almost like sometimes you find ambition find a passion and sometimes the passion finds a way to find you and I think that that's how it started to kind of fit into every part of my life with the ideation school asking me if I could do their marketing and then being invited to an island to keynote or three hundred soldiers and my finding a way to get there with the traffic that this growed represented asking. To give me a ride in but you know sort of opened up this whole world of. Possibilities I looked at a section I said What if I can fly myself to places launch in breakfast thing and see the beautiful sunset either y you know if I could do that and Anything that bug. Just seeped into my heart and never loved me. So it's been about five years and got my license, my sports pilotless inside two years ago in July. It's awesome. Yeah and it's a great great sign that when you did that discovery flight with the doors off, you enjoyed it I. I've done a couple of young eagles flights in the zenith. We we had an are flying club where we we pull the doors off which I love a pilot but sometimes I look over there and that that Young Eagle was a baby in the seat a little. A little too hard. So say there's a little getting used to. Yeah. Yeah. That's that's good that you enjoyed it Why did you go sport pilot? Why? Why did you Y how? Why was that a good fit for you? I the school that I was But I basically, with were kind of experts saying you know light sport aircraft, which is the new that BFA introducing two, thousand, four and It seemed to be you know hobby it seemed to be a wonderful way for me to get my hands but you know just kind of getting to the beginning to the industry and You know running to companies and nonprofit organizations in between my travels around the world I, Kinda wanted to see how Would you know fulfill my life and in in in this passion continues to grow. And I just found that aside an amazing stone having the responsibility of three passengers just one. Done by Katie. To to really you know to make that happen. So in hindsight now back and say, well, I I wish I would have gone straight to my private but the experience all the hours and a gain to close one hundred, fifty hours on the four aircraft You know I, it's it's just getting more confidence that I can fly bigger aircraft and now I mean they journey of getting my
Dallas - Several Texas cities rank well on list of best American cities during the pandemic
"There's this new list out for the best and worst city used to be stuck in during our pandemic. North Texas has a lot of cities on the good side. Consider this a water cooler conversation from your couch by a water clear. That's how Jeff Herman looks at a new study by the company where he works. Lawn starter dot com Ah, website dedicated tell on knowing we're stuck at home are spending a lot of time in the yard. So think of this as it was a water cooler conversation that came to life, Herman says. The company spent weeks crunching numbers in four categories. To rank the best and worst U. S cities to be stuck at home. This is all data that's out there that we compiled and compressed into these rankings out of 150 cities on the list. Arlington came in at 85. Irving is 55. Garland, 43 Grand Prairie is 17. You only have to go north of the Bush Turnpike to visit three of the top 10 cities. Planum ranked eighth. McKinney is third. And Frisco is first came as a surprise. I mean, a lot of times, you know, Money magazine or some of the other recognitions that crystal has achieved are expected. This is one that I never thought we'd see out there. As Faras bested in a pandemic. The least two shows first goes financial safety and quality of of life, life, put put them them at at the the very very top top of of the the list. list. The The city city at at Rock Rock bottom. bottom. Detroit Detroit where where a a local local newspaper newspaper Wade Wade in in said said you you have have Frisco Frisco Texas Texas sees you have never heard of it either might have to check that out something like that. So I'm like, come on full shape for a city that's used to the shine. That's
WeChat joins TikTok in the naughty corner
"The drafting of this executive order for people. If you hiding in a cave somewhere, you may have missed it. US President Donald Trump has issued a two executive orders one banning TIKTOK if they don't sell sell themselves off or the US operations off to Microsoft within forty five days and the other one looked at band transactions with way chat and it's it's relying on the Department of Commerce to actually define basically what a transaction is I mean that's really it isn't it down Yeah and that's the the bet that everyone's GonNa look at going what does this actually mean it applies to. The Wider Organization what constitute transaction with whom like with a subsidiary with With and we have, of course, has payment functionality that's quite extensively used. So there's also that aspect with maybe that's a little more targeted. took the the Apple Pie of China and look I didn't even know this until I started diving into it this week but you know KFC sells more KFC. In China than it does in the United States and I think in the in the during the covid period something like eighty, six percent of KFC sales. We're talking billions of dollars wiz via way chat. Yeah. I mean. It's GonNa. Have implications you know that I'm not sure particularly well, thought through or at least department of Commerce is going to have to think through what these actually mean on the ground because yeah, everybody. Who Uses one of these? Of Chinese diaspora around the will rely on, we chat for communications businesses that have relationship pretends and. All those people are going to be in situations where they just dumped know what's going to happen right in of your epic Games, which is part owned by Dan's and. then. Yeah. Your car. Can we sell hats? I don't know. Yeah. Well, the A are specifically mentions we chat related transactions right but. Look at Scott much wiggle room in it. You could drive a bus through it. I asked Bobby, Chesney, Co, founder of the fat blog, and he's a law professor of course at the University of Texas Austin. I asked him for his thoughts on the and he was calling the enough to share them with us is what he had to say the big question is what counts as a transaction is that term is used in these executive orders. It's not clearly defined, but from the context, it sounds like they have something broader in mind than simply the purchase and sale agreements corporations engage in or contracts with these organizations The context implies something broader that could include use, and in fact, if you go and look at the draft regulation. That the secretary of Commerce is in the midst of finalizing in relation to a closely related executive order from last year, you find that indeed just mere use of a sanctioned service is covered. That's been controversial for the very small number of people who've been paying attention to that draft regulatory process. But nonetheless, it seems like what they have in mind as a possibility here. So that's why it matters a huge deal that the secretary of commerce within forty five. Directed under the executive order to issue a description of the types of transactions that will in fact be sanctioned in the end. So it all turns on that it could be really broad. It'd be very narrow. We won't know until forty five days or up. So. That's where it is right now we really know what it's GonNa look like but I mean. You have to think at this point that the Department of Commerce would not. Exempt chicken purchases you would probably within the Chinese mainland yeah. Would hope some some sense prevails, but it's just really don't know and you know there's so many kind of aspects of this. You know in the why they're gonNA political context we don't you know the motivations of all of the people involved like you know we've seen some of this couch the National Security Trade terms you know we've seen it used as a bargaining thing. There's just all sorts of aspects that we don't. Like the motivations are not really clear. So it's really hard to tell where it's where it's going to land, and there's just so much uncertainty for you know consumers businesses through the supply chains of some of these organizations
Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis
"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.
"texas" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"It's a very small number rounding error by a lot of people around here digital dust is one of the phrases for it. And you know, it's a small amount, but it's a very significant program. And it's a significant high profile fight between. Lean tech. You know, maybe a m maybe sharp, maybe, you know, all of those kinds of things, you know, that story better than I do. It's it the profile of it is pretty high. But you know, Jones short better than I do. How often does he lose on something like this? Oh, everybody loses. I mean, and you know, the. The thing about this is the legislature is going to look at it and make decisions about whether. Whether they really care about this and how much they care about it. And which side they're on, you know, when you look at it as a legislator, you know, most of the legislature didn't go to a n m and didn't go to Texas Tech. I mean, some of them certainly did some of them certainly represent those schools, and they're, you know, they're well represented up here. But a lot of members are just like, you know, I don't know do we need a vet school or not. And you know, so they're going to be arguing that case and not arguing the politics. Some of them are going to be looking at the politics and saying, well, you know, I think it's better for me to go this way or that way. There's a you know, that was kind of interesting it's politics in a Petri dish. It's you know, it's right there in front of you. And you get to watch how sausage is made. You know, usually, those kinds of fights are very quiet there in the back room. Nobody sees them. I I certainly don't think that's going to be the situation with the Texas Tech that school speaking speaking of Texas Tech with Ross Ramsey. You took him do the elite eight and your bracket. I did. That's a good basketball team. You're going to say. The final four. Because they run into something called Gonzaga, which I picked to win the whole thing. They could they could through you know. I mean who knows I just, you know, I'm I'm so accustomed to doing my brackets like, you know, like most of the people, I know I do my brackets they play the first weekend. My brackets are completely blown. And then I'm just about just watching basketball. And I thought I'd throw it up before before it blew up. Just so I could have a moment when it was perfect. You're probably not accustomed talking about your brackets on the radio either. But I know people like some Ross Ramsey love for the red raiders. So appreciate that that it's a good basketball team. Well, yeah, we'll probably take that excerpt out I'll I'm going to fly out the tomorrow afternoon in I'll let Chris beard. No that you think that this is a good basketball team, the executive editor of the texture Byun, no less. You follow him at Ross Ramsey on Twitter and follow every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays gonna new piece that comes out on Texas Tribune dot ORG Ross..
"texas" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"Again, a lot of heat for bringing a lot of heat to Republicans with they are who is in charge in Texas right now. But to be fair, I want to take a moment here before I tell you what's coming up on the program. One of the least credible people leading this country right now is Sheila jackson-lee Sheila jackson-lee from down the Houston way. She is resigning now from two posts. After an aide says, she was fired for reporting sexual assault. Dateline washington. New York Times Representative Sheila jackson-lee facing fallout from lawsuit claiming she fired an aide who said she was sexually assaulted by supervisor at the Congressional Black caucus foundation sent on Wednesday. She decided to resign from the foundation as chairwoman miss Jackson Lee who cannot say to coach in paragraphs, that's Mon comment. A Texas democrat in her thirteenth term. Also stepped aside temporarily from an important House Judiciary subcommittee chairmanship, the committee said miss Jackson Lee, made the decision to step aside from both roles as pressure was growing within her own party to account for the claims in January eleven lawsuit. Brought by woman who worked in her congressional office in who said she was sexually assaulted by black caucus foundation. Supervisor miss Jackson Lee has adamantly denied she was fired from four retribution after the woman indicated she wanted to pursue legal action. But she planned to say Wednesday that she would not step aside. None the less. Members of the black congressional congress. I'm sorry. Congressional Black caucus foundation board had given miss jackson-lee in ultimatum last week after claims became public stepped down as chairwoman or face a vote of removal as soon as next week. According to an official familiar with conversations who was not authorized to. Discuss them. So Sheila jackson-lee stepping down from two posts this, according to the New York Times. Hey tomorrow on the program. We're going to have some technology Thursday with our friend, Mike bazaar. Also, get him with kin king will have our friend. Daniel we're going to give him the microphone again. Daniel the digital guru millennial jump in with us on Friday on the show next week looking forward to John Cornyn will heard Ross Ramsey, maybe bud. Kennedy a whole host guests lined up for us next week on the program. Appreciate you tuning in. Appreciate your emails as well. Jay. At other side of Texas dot com with your thoughts. You can always follow me along on Twitter at j Leeson on Twitter. And then you follow the show long on Facebook other side at Texas. Just look for other side of Texas at O S T X show on Twitter. And as always if you miss an episode of the program, you can always go anywhere. You can get a podcast you can just search for other side of Texas. Subscribe, leave us a note and. I say leave us a note, but you can just go in. And leave a comment there. And maybe we'll read it on air from you pre sheets you take in time. Appreciate you dig in what we do here until next time four Ross Ramsey gonna get home. Gotta get home. Great family above average dinner waiting for me, Ravon, buddies ray-ban will see it next edition of other side of Texas right here. Broadcasting from the studios were buddy, Holly became famous KRLD A M five eighty CE next episode right here on the other side. It's. Stab?
"texas" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"He is the executive editor of the Texas Tribune. He is Ross Ramsey. Ross ramsey. How are you today? My friend. Doing great. How are you, sir? I need to lay down on your political couch understand what's going on. The Texas legislature. It's all you down with the laugh a minute over here. Tell us let's just get out of the gates with this covered. It a little bit in the opening, but tell us your general thoughts on I know that you got a new piece up at ticks Tribune dog awarded but give us your thoughts on hell Seliger, Anna Lieutenant governor yet or seen anything like this Ross. I, you know, I've seen tips before, you know, they both, you know, they're both doing things that I've, you know, not seen Lieutenant governors or senators generally, do, you know, you have a Senator who's been sideways with the Lieutenant governor before the Lieutenant governor's top political guy. Alain late mover ran the campaign of gunning bitterly from mule shoe against Cal Seliger in the Republican primary last year as a pretty good sign if you're. Publican Senator that the Lieutenant governor is not happy with your work. Now, they both said those Cal celebrating Dan, Patrick said Patrick himself stayed out of that race, and you know, kind of hung it on Ellen blakemore, but still had the overtone of you know, the the Lieutenant governor's Maine's the little guys out in your opponent. And you start their Kellegher won that race got back into the Senate. So he's back and the question is how are things going with those two they had been warring before that race about celebrate the highest -cation committee where he was chairman and the speculation around Austin and around the Senate, frankly, was that Seliger was gonna lose the higher Ed chairmanship because he wasn't you know in line with what the Lieutenant governor wanted to do. So the Lieutenant governor taking away higher education was not a big surprise. It was. A bit of a surprise mild surprise that. He took Seliger all the way off of that committee. A definite surprise that. He took him off of the finance committee with rice the budget and surprise they took him off the education committee, partly because one of the things had been finding about was education funding specifically voucher. So, you know, there's a pile of things here, and you can say that when the Lieutenant governor did the committee assignments he was punishing Seliger. Now, it's not unusual for a Lieutenant governor to to do something like that. It's a little unusual for a Senator to say anything out loud, particularly in the media. But Celera did he told one of our reporters that, you know, he's not it was happy to have the culture committee and thought that was important to west Texas. But thought that the lose taking him off of finance was a disservice to the people in his district. The Lieutenant governor's office responded through spokeswoman and adviser to the Lieutenant governor who said, well, if he doesn't want agriculture if he doesn't think that's important. You know, would find somebody who does like it. Celebrate responded. You know, you were in the middle of this. 'cause he was talking through you at this point Seliger responded that it would I can't remember the phrase, you might introduce his her lips that his dairy and the Lieutenant governor responded to that by calling it a lewd remark and taking away his chairmanship of agriculture. So now, you have a Senator who has been completely defrocked in a Senate where the Lieutenant governor is a Republican needs every Republican vote on some issues and has now put one in jeopardy. So you could say that both of them have put themselves in kind of a pickle. So how does this question I've gotten what teen moms? Has Seliger made himself a larger figure or a smaller figure in the Senate at this point given how crucial his vote is. But today, he's a smaller figure, but it depends on what comes up and win. It comes up. You know today, you know, two days ago. He was a guy with a committee today. He's a guy without a committee. That's why the committee though Ross. I mean, I don't wanna get really is a commune. Well, it is. Yeah. Everything but. I think from where I speak and I'll talk RA guys today. An agriculture committee at the state level is just a committee..
"texas" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"We cannot keep kicking this can down the road, and we can do that without limiting the proper governmental of forty of local communities. The people of Lubbock should be able to decide and have the freedom side how much tax they're citizenry for the support of their schools, and it's not proper for big government and Austin to come marching out the Lubbock are marching up the Fort Worth to tell us what to do with the schools, by the way, Jay that we own this morning. I spent all morning at west cliff elementary. I'm looking at west cliff elementary outta my living room window right now. It's a block away eighty percent of those kiddos on free and reduced lunch. I'd send my kids there any day of the week the principal there the Glaspie. She runs that school like KAI chip. You could have heard a pin drop walking down. Those halls. We went into a dozen classrooms, and those kids are learning bright receptive that teachers are dedicated in this, you know, she'd been traduced me to the teachers in this teacher went to Cornell. This teacher went to TCU this teacher went to the Texas Tech. And this teacher went to Harvard goodness gracious alive. And that is every school we go in to. And so it's is this disconnect now, we're reconnecting it. But there's this disconnect between the affirmation and favor we have toward our schools, and our neighborhoods and what the legislature decides in Austin, and we need to close that gap. So that there's no longer any dissension about public education policy where all singing out of the same, and you expect the governor to talk about this tomorrow and his inauguration. I think one of the governor taxes and evil word cannot think that he's got it in his bloodstream that he cannot ever mention the word. I don't know. What is you know? I'm certainly in no place to try to second guess his motives. I think Texans are willing to pay full. What produces a profitable future? Texans have always been visionary. They've always been forward thinking forward looking. They always been on the pan pioneer front for productivity, and creativity, and ingenuity and innovation and it takes money. It takes money in the Leeson family and the Johnson family and the Texas family and Texans are willing to provide that money in a fair and equitable way with growing population. We've. Got a tax base. That's expanding. We've got the we've got new construction, and you know, property taxes need to be reined in and those revenues have got to come from other sources now, you know, the commission didn't touch it. And chairman Brister said, well, you know, it's not our responsibility to talk about money, and they didn't want to say that the schools were not being properly funded because scream court, you know, just re just a couple of years ago determined that they were and so it's it's. Just a a an untenable situation and the governor needs to show leadership about. No. I don't think he's going to mention it. I don't think it's going to mention it tomorrow. Early. I don't early in the game. It's the first week of the lesson. Could come from other directions, though. Not really hadn't. But I wouldn't it's really not, you know, it's not sort of the path. I travel we're involved in schools. And you know, we have some part all these loopholes though. I mean businesses getting you know, a home lot of money in loopholes. If you close some loopholes, you wouldn't be creating new Texas. You would be able to be able to stay on money. That's there. Well, it's a good point. And others are saying the same thing. I haven't studied at like, I need to I know that I call you back during the Lieutenant governor's rice and the fall and made the same case J he said, look, we can we can generate. We disclosed the loopholes we can generate enough revenue to run our schools properly and constitutionally we don't have to Levy new taxes. And you know, there are people that are looking at the details and. Crunching the numbers and getting down on a drain your level. I I this is why I had hoped that the that the commission would have explored, you know, some ways that we might generate funding for our schools because nobody will stuck to that. No legislative start and house member. No, Senate member Lieutenant governor, no governor, it's not the kind of thing that you know, we wanna talk about in..
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"I don't know what's going to happen with but Kennedy sorry for that technical difficulty bud is not made his way onto the program. Gonna wait and see what happens air. Also got Charles foster Johnson from passers for Texas children doing really important work really amazed to see the rise of that group in Texas politics and to see them rise to where they come Texas for passers children passers for Texas children. I'm sorry. A not Texans for pastors kids. This isn't footloose. It's a group that does some really great work and has made their case before the legislature become a statewide entity. And really, really. Incredible to see what they've done there. So I was down in Austin last week. I had a couple of takeaways I wanted to share with you went down the Austin on Wednesday in stayed through Friday Randazzo was leaving the Sheridan on Friday. The Texas Tech red raider men's basketball team arrived for their the last time that we one in Austin DVD's were just becoming a thing. And a couple of other things is Ken Starr was not a household name at that point. And neither was Monica Lewinsky lots of lots of history had yet to come to pass because Texas Tech struggled like it has in Austin. But a couple of takeaways that I had. Number one. Is that I'm told? Now, I've not seen it with Mon is, but I'm told that in. The Senate in the house is based budgets the vet school. Is there? The Texas Tech proposed vet school is in both of those budgets in isn't that crazy to see that? And I it would make sense because the writer that was on their last legislature that it would be in the base budget. But a clear indication that perhaps speaker bondings on board with the vet school, the new speaker of the tax house Dennis Bonnin out Angleton that those things are in place right now. And. If that is the case, then it's gonna be hard not to fund the vet school. Now, the credential side you've got to get national credentials, and you've got to get statewide credentials. And that's yet to be seen. Austin still weird their scooters everywhere. And I was actually I took a ride home. We went to the Driscoll. If you've read LBJ before, you know about the Driscoll hotel. Took a took a an Uber home to the hotel from a guy. And he said I said Yang j Leeson I live in Lubbock. He said, oh, you're the radio guy in. I said I yeah, I do some radio, and he said that he was stubs his grandson, and that he was a brand ambassador. He had stake in the sauce side of the company. How crazy is that that I get to meet stubs his grandson on the ride back to the hotel that made my trip right there. I mean, forget what he knows about me. Stubs stubs has legacy. That's unlike any other. But for this guy to be in a place to to as buses rear on side jobs, just like his grandfather would going out making some extra cash money. And I was really intrigued by stubs his grandson, let me let me pull out my wallet in see what his name was just in case. I have any haters doubters. Pulling out a bunch of cards. I got while. I was in Austin, not that guy not that gun. Not her. Yes. His name was Reggie Stubblefield is in stubs, Reggie Stubblefield. Give me ride home in Uber. Really really appreciated that when that. Something spectacular. But that's some of the nuts. And bolts of what I gathered in Austin. It's a new regime, so we'll see what happens in the house and what happens in the Senate. So far is text ledge observers are concerned a lot to come out to bear in the next couple of weeks..
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"Balance. This is good news said Eva, the Luna Castro budget analyst at the left leaning center for public policy priorities. This is enough. Not to cut state services. One note of fiscal underperformance was slower growth in motor vehicle tax collections. Would you got through that end? Hager noted that car and truck sales did not yield enough tax revenue to reach five billion dollars per year. Which will result in slightly less funding available for the state highway fund then lawmakers head planned for. So a couple years ago. There was a more gloomy estimate. Now, you get some more roses, and you know, folks, say that what we need for public education is about six billion dollars in as we go up from the last budget production to this budget prediction, you've got that six billion. Now, are we willing to do it? That's the question in ill. I cannot in the fi all speak for myself in the interview that we just had with Lubbock are Garza county judge Lee Norman in identify the problem in the problem is this and you're gonna hear this multiple tons for me. The problem is that you pay fifty five cents out of every property tax dollar. If you're a homeowner or is here Renner or lease her you still want that paying the same fifty five cents goes. To the state. For public education because the state is put in less money for public doesn't go into the sim sorry to local I don't wanna get a bunch techs. Get blown up about this fifty cents goes to your local school district because their rate stays the same. But the state share has dropped. And so you've got to make up the state share your subsidizing the state. How's that for an oxymoron that that's exactly what's happening here? And there are some folks are sick and tired of seeing that happen of fingers being pointed at city councils at county. Commissioners on why this is happening. And I think that that's why there is the blowback that the governor's getting. On this two point five because it is not going to protect. Property taxes. What's going to protect property taxes is the state ponying up and putting in its fair share. Why that is so difficult for governor abbot? I don't understand why that's so difficult for some state leaders understand. I do not understand. But that's the case in. That's where we are in will. They put up the money. It's like Ted Mitchell. I was reading through my notes for my interview with Ted Mitchell chancellor, Texas Tech who was on with this last Wednesday can go back and listen that podcast. But rural in a we decided somebody through the text Tribune's article who is from a left leaning policy group. But here's the deal whenever it comes public education in rural Texas in west, Texas. You're not talking about rural versus urban or I'm sorry. You're not talking about Republican versus democrat. You're talking about rural versus urban and suburban members of the Texas legislature will ours. Have the veracity have the courage to go up in engage in those discussions for public education. Because everybody knows that public education has lifeblood of every rural community you the community die again, quote, Ted Mitchell,.
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"Lubbock foul room dot com. Going into the legislature, something we always talk about where's the money in? That's what's going to govern as the legislature kicks off tomorrow. This about five hours ago is we broadcast live about five forty five pm, Texas controller Glynn Hager in this isn't important issue. If you wanna be a real Texas geek. Bob, Bullock was head this position people pronounce it comptroller, but in the old English it is pronounced controller. So you'll hear people talk about the comptroller. But then you'll hear other people I believe Ross Ramsey does this which is why I love Ross Ramsey says controller. No p they're just in writing controller anyway, Texas controller Glenn Hager announced Monday that the state will have one hundred nineteen point one billion dollars for lawmakers to us in putting together the state's twenty twenty through twenty twenty one budget. This by Edgar Walters at Texas Tribune. Time. When legislators are vowing to spend more money on public schools in slow the growth of Texas property tax bills. The state should have enough money at its disposal to do just that. That is the news predictions, hold true, Texas controller Glenn Hager on Monday offered cautiously optimistic outlook for the Texas Konami telling lawmakers they have about eight point one percent more state funds of able to budget for public programs primarily schools highways in healthcare in twenty twenty in twenty twenty one Hager projected, there would be about one hundred nineteen billion dollars in state funds. Available for the next two year budget up from one hundred ten billion in the last two year budget cycle, but falling oil prices. In the last month along with heightened uncertainty in the US economy, and international financial markets. Led Hager to deliver a cloudy forecast with some trepidation. So hager. Is making a prediction and he's sitting out of the line on this in. It's all just guess, but it's like eighty percent guests, and so you have the cloudy port quote remain cautiously optimistic but recognize were unlikely to see continued revenue growth at unusually strong rates. We seen in recent months. He said in the number years win the legislative branch of Texas State government convenes in Austin, the controller traditionally kicks things off by gazing into a crystal ball of financial modeling the result is the bi-annual revenue estimate delivered as a PowerPoint presentation in an underground capital auditorium, which guides lawmakers as they decide what to spend on public programs were tax cuts in coming years. The amount of money. Available can vary gray. Lately, depending on how the state's economy performs. Wow. The state savings account known is the rainy day fund is projected to reach Rickard high..
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"So he say the truck around. No, it's not that. I've got a boiling rabbit on my stove. It's that I've got a wobbly need eleven year old, and you know, mistakes mistakes. She didn't mean to do it. And some I'm good with it. But. Il on that. I got a couple of things I wanted to get into in one of them is this Charles Schwarzer thing, you know, about five Neff hours from Lubbock just above round rock 'cause you go into Austin. I thirty five there's a state Senator named Charles Schwartz ner who. Was not proven guilty or innocent. In a university of Texas finding a they didn't investigation about him, sexting, new new term here. Proud conservative Charles Werner, sexting with a UT Abebe UT grad student, and oh how much time I wanna put into that something that is on the stack that looks. Here's my thing. Lump county is crazy so far if you're listening in and you're just a dated a guy, and there are a lot of data to get day guys who liked to listen and just get some nuggets, and we're gonna get into vet school here in just a second. But get some nuggets about what's happening going on here on the program. I think that on the left in Lubbock, you could very will elect a Yugoslavia's on the right? There are a lot of guys who I'm pretty sure if David Koresh were still in this world would vote for David crash who themselves look a lot like David Koresh and talk a lot like David Koresh in. It's just crazy. It just seems to me that the time is ripe to begin to think about maybe third way. Maybe maybe there should be a prairie populist platform. I'm not trying to organize anything. I'm simply suggesting that for a lot of people. What is going on in the county Republican county democratic meetings is so far outside their purview that this is why a lot of people don't care about politics because it's not worth caring about what some of these advocates one of these some of these strong believers want to be up held. It's not about engagement to them. It's about win at all cost, and and lose if you must is it's not about what's doing right for the greatest amount of people in. I totally get that disdain maybe there should be a rise of prairie populism. I think for a lot of people to connect these two topics ago to talk politics is like thinking about the headache of getting a big ole handle. Bar on the bicycle down. The side of the truck just a big screech in enough going on kids involved with all these things all these things going on, you know, time to sit down and think through shabas versus Karesh is crazy town. Jerry won't give the last name Jerry in our anonymous mail bag asking do we have the firepower to get a vet school done? I think that what's the misnomer for me is how much Joe Straus. A former house speaker did on the vet school. How much he worked personally to get it done. And I don't know that you've got that commitment from the next speaker in I don't mean to be derogatory towards Dennis bond, and the presumptive Nick speaker of the house, but it takes a little bit more than just a let the house rule the house. There has to be leadership that's involved that wants something to happen of the magnitude of vet school, especially the magnitude that Jon Sharpe is put in before it. Then we've had your last week. We had present scuba neck of texting adversity on the show talking about the sort of. Firepower. That Jon sharp taxonomy is putting into this thing. But do we have the firepower to counteract in? I think that you have to look at this and go through a few things. One is to look at. And I get this question a lot. Why does Texas Tech one vet school in Amarillo? Why can't it be in Lubbock because whenever you expand out, and you bring entities in the Midland and bring into tease into Abilene in even El Paso in Amarillo. You get more entities involved in the fight Lubbock is it's too big a fight fight alone. In. So whenever you look at this vet school eve group in Amarillo called Amrullah matters in..
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"I think that just like a partnership should have been started twin tech and t sometime ago, there ought to be some demand in annot that Duncan and kill Seliger wanted that deal. I wanted to work out at the old years ago where there would be a partnership between tech and ain't him on that. But sharp even them wasn't have. Well, tech did not have the stature of the clout that it has. Now, we didn't even by the way, Texas Tech didn't even have a chancellor in place. We weren't even sell him Beeri games. That's Right. right. But it was really I'll tell you were tech made a mistake and they've made a lot. But it before you started drinking, but. Take me to major major mistake when they didn't make a run at west Texas State in nineteen eighty nine or ninety when I was there. They should've Texas Tech should run up there and grab that school. And so now, we're we're going to let y'all be part of the Texas Tech university system. They didn't do that. I don't think don't was in place. If that played in the right? They didn't have to do it. Well, they didn't understand the vision of being able to bring those campuses together. And do some of the things we figured it out with Angelo state, for example. But it make any sense at all. No, it made no sense whatsoever. That west Texas am reports basically to a campus on the all of the side of the state. Yeah, they should be part of the Texas Tech university system nine ten hours. I wonder what it would take for Texas bad. If you're running west Texas nine or ten tech by now, west Texas AM, I wonder if that would ever happen John Sharp, I repeat this because it goes from people who know John Sharp really believes. That by the end of his tenure at AM, Texas Tech will be in the aim system. He really believes that that that that am is going to be so big and powerful they're gonna take tech out. And if you watch the what X's Texas AM university round him go there. I don't know what access agricultural and technical college. Our that were if you watch then it's like they just had a big egg summit at AM. I mean, they are making real strides to say, hey, if you're interested in rural you gotta look at them. We we we are the agriculture. I've got a lot of friends that reinforce that. Exact same exact thought right now that east coast guys that are inventing things and they're coming to Texas. A and Ambit try to prove it the Ag world in look at him and said, hey, come think about us here at Texas. AM? I wonder what that buyout would look like I mean is it even feasible? The Texas am could take out Texas Tech absorbed them like they did west Texas. An I don't know a lot of maroon ties down there with a lot of orange ties. And rightly this is the time when all do those count and legislature who wears what color tie. This is really interesting time for who wears what color tie there. And I think. I am Panama or Texas PanAmerican has as bad as many people sitting in the legislature seven in the house. Yeah, that's all that. But that's I know that's not many. I think that's a few and far between right? Good morning. Welcome to show. Wow. That is a frightening thought, thanks for bringing that when I've been that's crazy and state this big. We only have you know, what I don't care what you say. I think the the, you know, at the point AM is really in the SEC at didn't even really party, Texas as far as you know, sports map, let it goes anymore. I I don't know why we're so worried about him. But I will say that the one thing we do miss is just the exponential amount of population density further south. I mean, we're sitting out here on an island by large. So that's a frightening thought. But what I wanted to ask you, Jay. And I'm going to hang up and listen to your answer out there. One of the possibilities of tax doing dental school and. Passo that going to bet school up in Kenya. I mean, and and could we incorporate Santangelo anybody that equation? I mean, why can't do I can't take you both?.
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"So that was really their holidays. Yeah. That's true. What was going on? And so that offer. Is still on the table that thread, I should say is still on the table and don't think John chart done. Well, big stick in that was so interesting because on Tuesday, we had Lawrence scuba that come out with the aforementioned, Chris cook and presents Guvener. I asked him about the coach's search if he wanted to do that every every year or so he said, I'll wasn't really that bad. Pretty sure it was bad with all the politics that were involved in that thing. But in the donor politics, but we got into the vet school. And he said that that's been much more involved the vet Skuld folks, didn't listen that it's it's up on the podcast. But he also made it clear that this is a hill that John Sharp wants down in so many words in that's really the intriguing thing for me is somebody who's a is -ccomplish d- as John chart in. There may not be a more accomplished Texas politician over throughout the duration of different offices that they served in other than can't hands but for sharp to make this the hill. The dial on is just intriguing to me given given the resume of his work. He's already put for I don't understand. I do it's because AMB wants to be known. Throughout the state as the only place that you can go and get a veterinarian degree. And again, they go back to my alma mater at west Texas, am they thrown about thirty three million dollars up that way to get vet school going, and really whenever you count all the money probably got one hundred and ten ten until two to west Texas AM, well was undergrad vet program. That's right now the vet school they're opening act facility. That's right. They've gone really can move. He's got of course, I understand that even that for sharp to make it that kind of issue. I I guess guess. it is the hill. They wants to down. But even you probably have the best perspective on this way. Since ninety two since west Texas came into the system nineteen ninety eight you talk about Disneyland dad, you know, absent absent and income in and give all. Our god. Now, they're in Disney satellite school to the north out there. They don't even look for one hundred million dollars in that thing right now. Well, let's just be. Let's just be completely Frank here. I mean, even Texas at self if you live in that op thirty five corridor, you think Amarillo Lubbock Midland Odessa. That's not even part of our state. We liked the revenue so we don't give a blank about y'all out there until something like this occurs. And then it's every oils good, but Apple's not coming here to Lubbock. So, but they don't care about us. Right. Like this comes along. And then all of a sudden they get all rattled. And I'm thinking, well, you didn't even pay attention to us. And I'm talking about my school now, but he didn't even pay attention to us until something like this happens. And then all of a sudden, oh, we've got an interject some money up there Kenya now. And that's that's why I wrote in the Dallas Morning News that they needed to name one of those buildings after Bob Duncan. They need to. I mean, it's to be talent. They got it. I mean, the school's been doing fine. I mean, I keep tabs on it, obviously. And I was proud K up there, and I was very involved and still emphasised certain extent and the school has been doing not in anything like Texas Tech. I mean again at one time, I mean, west Texas State, it was west Texas State, then, but again, it's fifteen years older than Texas Tech its well established that they just didn't have the foresight to really the Texas Tech the t- that deal really was because of Lubbock leadership that got tech going. They didn't have any and they still really don't they didn't have really hardcore leadership in the Amarillo area. Because Amrullah's attitude is well that's canyon. That's not part of us. We're amarillo. And that's all that's been a running problem for campuses to the fifteen miles apart for all these new then. Yeah. Adulated undergrad programs WT an in for a large animal bet school in Amarillo fifteen miles away may literally as fifteen miles away from one another, you know, ten minute, John. That's right. Got up the canyon expressway and to Amarillo..
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"It's kansas. That's those are the only notes that have in front of me is Kansas. And I think it's I don't know her last name is Daniel you gonna help me out this stuff, she won three tickets tonight. And that's were she's gonna be tonight is texts. Tech tips off about an hour and twenty minutes from now. There at the United supermarkets arena. Your number eleven team. Oh, this text just in. Jack doesn't want to go. He heard his collarbone at the play ground is sitting with frozen piece on it want to take see with you is see being Charlie. And we'll see how Charlie response to me saying, no, you've got gotta ten dollar limit at the concession stands tonight. That's what we'll see if that's my response in the next Marshall break is is Charlie with a ten dollar. A ten dollar concession stand by right there at the United supermarkets arenas. We kick off this evening somebody we want to kick off with right now waiting for congressman Errington to come in studio is might bazaar, our friend might bazaar bazaar solutions right here in Lubbock somebody. You can tell us. What the Leeson's knee? I think it's so cute that my Charlie might bazaar. He calls. Marshmallows. Smush mellows is awesome. And grilled cheese is girl girl cheese. Well, they're trying to make it into girl cheese. If you Saint some of the grilled cheese sandwiches Leona, but before we him with you, the aforementioned congressman Jody Errington colony in right now, congressman Jody Errington. How are you? I'm over the moon. I'm over the moon that you are. And I'm I gotta say, and I'm grateful to the to my colleagues here, and I'm grateful to the folks back home who who always support and encourage and, you know, a firm us in what we're trying to do appear for west Texas to to to to have the farm Bill passed here in the Levin. Our of my first term is a nice capstone to to to good a good two year run up here. And there's not a more important piece of legislation or ask economies like west, Texas than the farm Bill and between the cotton fix and getting the farm Bill through and and and having having a good farm Bill. There's gonna be a great Christmas, especially for farmers and ranchers in in in rural America. Yeah. Four it's. Pass. I mean earlier in the day. There was some some requirement that I can't even remember what it was now. Congressman it was that you better back Saudi Arabia in its war on Yemen, or whenever it was in then for it to come out. Because as I as I left the office today at thought man, there's some problems unexpected problems that you can only get in DC. But I it's for me. Look I'm going on TV next week in doing a local spot. I'm not asking you for notes. I'm telling you what I think. You guys got the got caught in in the title one you and Mike Conaway in the whole gang got of one into. Are you got caught in the title one back earlier this year in that just carries over the farm Bill is that not the story of the year in a place where we're broadcasting from were cutting means five billion dollars annual economic impact within one hundred mile radius. Yeah. It there's not. King. And and we we, you know, we do a lot of different row crops and livestock in Texas and in west, Texas and people most of your listeners know that the aga- Connie in Texas is a hundred billion dollars to the state. Nobody produces more product agriculture product. Nobody exports more aggravated products than the great state of Texas, and the majority of that is coming from our part of the country. It's coming from west, Texas..
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"And so the reality is that it's not really, and this is always the case j Leeson when we get down to it. When we get down to the business of Texas. You know, since Republicans have been in charge, and by the way, it was also true. When Democrats ran both chambers of the Texas legislature, the real conflicts begin to be about the house versus the Senate, the Lieutenant governor versus the speaker, and you know, when those don't agree on something a lot of times, the governor who would step in a governor Perry was very strong in that role. Governor Abbott has not been as strong in that role of sort of refereeing the action between the two chambers. And like you've got to very strong willed people in Jenin governor, Patrick and potentially as the speaker candidates Dennis bond. It'd be does actually take the chamber the sparks could definitely fly. We'll see you say if I've talked to people today who say this is a done deal is it. If or is it win. Well, it's about fifty seven days until they actually vote for speaker. I've been talking with some folks this afternoon about speakers races in the past. And for decades. This is the case for decades. No one has seen a speaker's race be declared over by so many people, you know, in November in early November. And so there is a ways to go here. The house members could could obviously change their minds. But right now Dennis bond is on track to be the next speaker of the house. I think that's beard who is who who were still candidates on the Republican side. Who who do we have left? Well, Phil king dropped out. And for the price dropped out. Travis Clark dropped out this afternoon. Are we left with anybody? Where's Darwin Darby, drew Darby has said to be out of the out of the running? I I think for the most part he we had reported earlier in the day just to be clear about chairman Darby was that our sources were telling us that he had a told the folks of those house members who heads committed their votes to him that he said they were free to do whatever they would like to do. So it does seem that his candidacy is over as well. Okay. Again effort on that. But I'm gonna ask you this question. And now, we're getting into political weeds..
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"Know, besides himself that they are all going to be part of the house, whether they're Republicans or Democrats. He also said that he was going to keep a commitment to bipartisanship as a legacy of greatness that makes the Texas house stand out from other legislative bodies around the country. That was his quote the question that I asked him was whether or not he would commit to appointing Democrats too key committees, which has been a tradition in the Texas house, which is also something that makes the Texas legislature stand out from other legislative bodies around the country, and he in his answer to me. He did not say yes, or no he didn't say for sure he was going to appoint Democrats to committees. Although he did say that he is committed to keeping the Texas house, basically be a bipartisan institution he says. That's a little bit makes. Okay. Scott Brad against Scott Braddock on Twitter. Yes, sir. Tell me what prompted your question though, because. I'm gonna get into the firebrand nature of. No, no question of didn't ask for a reason home hold on. Let's let's go to Y U S that question. Yes her. So the reason I asked that question is because members of the Texas legislature have been telling us at Korn report that they have heard a couple of different things about that that that for some members they have heard from Bonn and from his allies. But there would be no Democrats who would be appointed to chairmanships. And then there are others who have said the exact opposite. So we simply wanted to have him on the record about that key question. And you know, it's also interesting that after chairman and said he was going to release one hundred nine commitments that speaker Joe Straus did say that he also supports bonds candidacy now, and so it will be interesting to see what the folks at empower Texans have to say about his candidacy now that Strauss's. Wishing support. Yeah. That diminishing influence, I'm gonna to ask you. Let's let's go off the beaten path. He bring up you know, Howard Texans. This is how I characterize empower Texans to a local audience. Now, the the spokesperson for empowered Texan slandered. Bob, Duncan this is when you heard that Bob Dunkin good local reference financial descr that he was that what we heard in the beginning. Was that Bob Duncan was ousted by the board? Regents that takes tech because he misappropriated phones or done something. She heard that was Michael Quinn Sullivan. The yester- hoax person for Boston Tim, Don who heads up in power Texans. What's way? Do they have at this point? Do you think that they're concerned? I think that they're sway is in flux. It's not clear, you know, there were chief organizing principle for years has been opposition to Joe Straus as speaker that is what the financial funders of of empowered sites, including Tim done and the Wilkes brothers from Cisco Texas that's been their main main objective or their main objective has been to get rid of Joe Straus, Strauss left on his own terms..
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"Dot com this weekend. But looking pretty dapper right now, which got me to thinking about my wallet, which I'm gonna get into just my go-to thing in I'm in a bad wallet place. I wanna tell you about that. Also, maybe get into watt, Texas. I've come up with this thing guys look. It's not read the state of Texas right now. Not as red as it was during the Obama and all the reaction to it. I'll I say that people think well, you were no bomb fan. I was not. But I'm not a fan of politically freaking out either. Which is what we didn't Texas in. We we elected a bunch of people who shouldn't even be on a United way board in a rural county. And that's what happened but a lot of that change on Tuesday night. We are not as rid we may be trending purple. But I tell you this more than anything else. This is my new theory. We are ama- Rio ama- Rio a play on the city, of course, because it's a color in Spanish, but also region think that what we want right now. And this was played out in the in the suburbs of North Texas whenever you saw strong bona fide conservatives in I don't wanna knocking out really like Jeff Leach in allied Jonathan stickland a lot of people don't appreciate it. I liked Jonathan stickland, but these are two rips out state reps out in North Texas. I don't know match heen. But they have in recent years been browbeating conservatives, not really their records aren't great. They didn't get a whole lot done, but stickland especially but in all three of those instances, and there are others like their peers who lost in North Texas. But there were three guys who I think Ross Ramsey called them the barely they barely won. But compare them to. No hold on. You think about Amarillo you got four price, and you got a kill Seliger somebody like John Smith -i responsible affective center right in? Then you've got the same kind of model in North Texas a bunch of guys who barely one or the flat out lost that. Then you get Charlie Geren there in northeast Tarrant county. What he do? They won sixty four thirty six in Charlie Garin is in that four price kill Seliger Amarillo mold that is about to become something. I'll write on some big bad. Statewide thing we are broadcasting from the racer car wash studios race car wash voted best wash around five years. Running in Lubbock stop into one of their five. Convenient locations across up city for the best wash around guaranteed racer wash dot com..
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"Lots about side money, lots of generated campaigns. Lots of not locals will locals ultimately decide what with a hell of a lot outside influence, right? Oh, sure. That's exactly. That's the point Shackelford county or anywhere else. That's exactly what would happen to good example of a county if they were to try and give their county employs a three percent raise. And they needed to buy a new row greater something two and a half percent. I don't think they could raise enough money to do it. They would have to take it to the voters talk to listeners. And let's talk about the rural counties for just a moment. Because we talk about these issues in such a way that it's organic whenever the urban counties talk about at ten this isn't a knock, but it sounds like astroturf is like something chamber commerce wrote up. But in the in the rural counties, there's a real concern about bankruptcy. If you know if these caps are put on because they're commodity driven counties. Explain to listeners what a commodity driven county. How it could that cat could hurt them? Because it's so volatile the income from year to year. We'll it it's luxury, and it certainly agriculture. Counties that doesn't really all that much money and their their ability. Raise money is very limited. In this case. I would use Palmer county is is a good example, if the people in Parma county want to cut their taxes, they can go and and very few signatures on a petition. They can have a charter election a county. Lock Palmer or Shackelford. They can limit their taxes to two percent or one percent or never have an increase at all property taxes. We can do all that locally to take the attitude that we really don't want to go to the polls or be active in our communities. We'll just have the legislature. Do it. I don't think is. I don't think it's a good way to do it. And I said as former local fischel who had to run for office every two years. Make no mistake every election is attacks election, and if you re elect your incumbents, you were voting for the taxes that they. Impose the ones that they change or they don't change. I used to think that before region gate their Texas Tech. I think that you were my favorite former Amrullah mayor. Then I'm at Gerry hutch. Let's talk about something that Hodges concerned about for just a bit. And I wanna bring in what our you is new found influence newfound leverage four kill cylinder. Oh, lots of people know that inside those chambers. Amongst the members out on the floor. And there's a lot of horse trading. That goes on get you this horse. You get me my horse, and we'll split even or will make up down the road. There are more horses in your stable now kill Seliger de intend to leverage some of that for the vet school. Hell high is let me ask you the better way. Hell what priority? One two three four five through ten where does the vet school fall that Texas Tech vet school fall on your priority list? I would say in the middle of that range. Okay. Why just the middle? Well, because first and foremost is is the budget overall and public education we need to start on on road to having a new public education system. We need to do something about Robin Hood. You're talking about school finance? Yes. In in higher education. There's another couple of issues overall funding, and what we call the higher education fund, which is a big priority for me. But that is a fun that does for. For what the what the permanent Versi funds does protect say. An and university of Texas he fund higher education fund does that for Texas Tech and in midwestern state and in even Austin and so the divest school. I think is a priority. And I intend to go about that from day one because the budget is going to be a Senate Bill Senator Perry, and I are going to push the the the veterinary school is best that we can. And and hopefully get help from from..
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"A tea party Republican under Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick's leadership Patrick again. I'm trying to talk about this one. Oh, one terms. Patrick is not a Senator. He was a state Senator. He's now the Lieutenant governor who presides over the Senate under Patrick's leadership the state Senate or Texas in it has moved further to the right issues, like sanctuary cities and bathroom Bill were priorities and Senate Democrats already in the minority saw their power further diminished. Bon often unyielding GOP supermajority, but after election day Democrats are now one vote away from breaking the Republican grip on the upper chamber their wins Tuesday night handed key. A key swing vote to the senate's more collaborative members. Republicans who have been willing to work with Democrats to buck Patrick on immigration policy. School vouchers and questions of local control Patrick called the election results big win while lamenting the defeats quote. We lost some great senators tonight, Connie Burton and Don huff on's, but we gained three new strong conservative. Senators Patrick said in a late election night statement, I'm anxious to get back to work for the people of Texas and on thankful and humbled by their support. Goes down in just get to the point. Right. Quick. Now. As a result of the election. Nineteen Republicans and twelve Democrats in the Texas Senate the numbers are significant because the Senate voted to change its rules in two thousand fifteen to require three fifths of the members which would be nineteen. But now just nineteen Republican members. It takes just one Republican to side with Democrats to kill Bill. So who might that maverick b? Texas politics watchers all point to one man kill Seliger that one man be up with us. But first we're getting to our man Chris level gonna talk some Texas Tech UT game coming up in. He's going to break it down force going to ask some basketball questions. Look like, we're worldbeaters again out there on the courts crispier stick right where you are about ninety seconds from now on your other size of. On the phone now as he is with us on Thursdays breaking down what's going to go down this weekend at Jones AT and T stadium is Chris level, red raiders sports doing Chris level? Well, I'm not I sure wish undo was going to go down on the Saturday night. I didn't know what the what was gonna go down last Saturday night. The that was crazy night. They're sure, you know, some of the the awful controversy is the empty stands. And here's my take. Then you tell me what you think, but the place emptied out pretty good about halftime level. It was the first, you know, always say, we're on the edge of the great Chihuahua desert and the great desert. I'm sorry, the desert and the Great Plains and right there on the cusp of that boy, it can get a little warm in the afternoon. And then in the nights, you'll regret it. If all you did was war jacket. I say a lot of jackets out there. I think that's what you tribute to the the stands kinda sparse out. Yeah. Possible. You know, I I don't I'm about bad personality about like the some of the goings on other than what's on the field during the game. I just focus on other stuff. And I know that people that go out into the parking lot and kind of enjoy themselves a little bit with with beverage three, you know, and that's just part of the deal. But it was really I will tell you that I will admit to not being as warm as I needed to be too. I will not make that mistake this weekend. Speaking of mistakes and games when Eappen we just attributed. Well Bowman last week. Well, I mean, I think that yeah. This is a case of I, you know, we're just going to wonder what if I mean, that's what I rating is that you play really good first half. And I think you come out hot, and you start fast and defenses making some place, and you know, you go into locker room with thirty one twenty eight. But then we know how it ended. And I think that the other. Tricky part is is that Bowen came out of that locker room thinking that he was gonna play and it just started warming up. And I think I was about ten feet away from him. It was just something wasn't right..
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"Last night. I was talking on the program just going through all the aftermath of choosy night. Of course, the Texas house has hundred and fifty members in there were twelve democratic gains in the house and four something to pass in the house. Like, oh, say new speaker? It's gotta have seventy six votes. Which means that. Now, the Democrats only need non Republicans to go along with them that changes the dynamic, but the dynamic was a little bit changed in the Senate when two of the most conservative quote unquote for me conservative. This important distinction isn't other side of Texas moment here. Conservative to me has a derivative of conserve. That's let's do some exegesis for just a moment. Conserve in so much of what I see in the reason people will say will lease is not a conservative. I'm not there kind the conservative that does anything, but a place I want a conservatism that not only embraces traditions in values. I want one that whenever I vote for it. I'm not voting against the economy, a my place that would be nice after all to maintain one's place for posterity. And we've jumped in. Too. Many Republicans have jumped in with a brand of conservatism that does anything, but conserves it comes at great cost, and I can go into that further. That's a monologue for another time. I think Brandon Darby's doing the show with me tomorrow. We can talk about that riff on a little bit. But two of the not when I call conservative, but lots of mass media calls conservative members of thirty one seat Senate lost making it harder. As Ross Ramsey said yesterday for the Lieutenant governor to get to nineteen boats there in the Senate kill Seliger has stood in. I think you'll hear him say here coming up, then he's gonna maintain where he was he's going to be a swing vote, and they aren't going to be able to stop them. It's gonna be interesting to hear kill solar coming up. So last night. I was talking about Kilger get off air in a c. The Dallas Morning News. Lauren Magai does a great job. Dallas Morning News puts up new piece in it's called democrat. The title is Democrats flipped to Texas Senate seats, creating key GOP swing vote in the process, and there's a picture of kill Seliger. Dateline? Austin? Democrats flipped to Texas Senate seats on Tuesdays victories. It may change the chambers tone and even shift its priorities. Policy priorities. Nathan Johnson became the first democrat to represent Dallas in thirty years. His Dallas district Beverly Powell developer and former school cook.