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Fresh "texas" from Charlie Parker
"Your weather Shadow forecast calling for mostly sunny and warm this weekend. We'll have highs in the low nineties today into the upper nineties by the weekend, just a slight chance of a shower. Clear 78 Now a news radio 1200 w O A. I Well. Metrohealth is issuing a heat advisory for the weekend as temperatures in the San Antonio area are forecast to reach into the upper nineties and as high as the low 100 degree mark on Monday, Mayor County and the city of San Antonio both operating cool centers available for residents who need to get out of the heat. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says the state's power grid is stable but still wants Texans to conserve energy through the day today. America spokesman says that it looks like the conservation appeal will end later today as scheduled. ER con called for a cut back on electricity usage earlier in the week after unscheduled repairs shut down more than the usual number of power plants just as temperatures were rising. There is a storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico today, but the good news is it does not look like it will impact Texas at all. It is expected to remain off to the East. Tropical storm warnings in effect from inter coastal city, Louisiana, all the way over to the Alabama Florida border. Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declaring a state of emergency Texas governor Greg Abbott, using the Alamo as and the story of the defenders as a backdrop.
Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday
"June 19th is now officially of federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come With additions we have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which remember The moral stain the terrible toll. Slavery took on the country. And continues to take its also a day, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"Great nations don't ignore the most painful moments. They don't ignore those moments in the past, they embraced them. Great nations Don't walk away. Jobless claims rose last week. The number of Americans filing for jobless aid had fallen six straight weeks before going up by 37,000 last week to 412,000 that surprised economists who predicted another dip as the economy continues its fast pandemic recovery. While the number remains historically high, it's far off the total scene. At the pandemics height a year ago, nearly a million and a half people filed for jobless aid in a single week. Some businesses have been struggling to find enough workers to keep up with growing consumer demand. The economists expect hiring to catch up in coming months. SOCCER Megane Washington For a third time, the Supreme Court rejects a challenge to the affordable care act. The law remains in place as the court rules Texas of the Republican led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit to federal court. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We will never forget how Republican leaders embrace this monstrous way to rip away America's health care in the middle of a deadly pandemic. The Senate is expected to vote on Tuesday on a voting rights and elections bill passed by the House in March. Republicans are united against it. West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin has proposed changes to the House passed bill, which Senate Democrats have accepted. But he's not in favor of lifting the filibuster, which means the GOP has the votes to block the measure. This.
Gov. Greg Abbott Should Go Forward With Building Wall Along U.S.-Mexico Border
"So a state has the power. Has the power To use private property. To pay for it. The market rate Under the fifth moment. I want you to look around. Look in your own community. You have schools. You're fired the department buildings you have police department buildings. You have libraries and so forth. This is an all land that was owned by communities. At times they've had to. Use private property. Called the takings clause of the Constitution. They take it. They're supposed to give fair market value for it, And it's supposed to have a real public purpose. The controversy in the Kayla decision was there wasn't a real public purpose. They were doing it for private. Developers. The Supreme Court stretched it to say while the taxes that would come from it would benefit the town, Okay. Let me ask you a question. The state of Texas If it needs to build a wall to protect its state and its sovereignty. Is there a bigger public purpose? Of course not. Of course not. Now The problem is, the state doesn't have enough resources. To build much of the Wall 250 million, or a quarter of a billion. A quarter of a billion dollars. But the governor is trying And they should go forward and do the very best that they can.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on America's First News
"We do all the time and an interest of emergency. These states have sent Florida support when we've responded to emergencies here in our state, and they wanted Support so that they could do what the federal government is either unwilling or unable to do secure the border and protect the people not just of their states but of the entire country because of the nationwide impact that has, and so today, we're here to announce that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida is going to support Texas and Arizona. We believe that securing the Southern border is important for a country but specifically, we believe it will benefit the people of Florida to be able to get this under control. And so where the federal government has failed, the states are stepping up introducing our best to fill the board. The Supreme Court has ruled immigration laws strictly in the hands of the federal government. But Texas governor.
President Biden, Galveston And Texas discussed on AP News Radio
"The nation has a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery June nineteenth eighteen sixty five the day known as Juneteenth when sleeves in Galveston Texas learned they were free president Biden has signed into law a bill making get the twelfth federal holiday this is Dave profound in my view profound weight and profound power a day the nation remembers when he calls the moral stain of slavery and its capacity to heal it's the first new federal holidays since Martin Luther king junior day was created nearly four decades ago Sager
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Morning Edition
"Day enslaved people in Texas were told they were free in 18 65. More than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, and it marks the end of chattel slavery in the Confederate states. NPR's Brian Naylor reports At the White House ceremony, Vice President Kamala Harris noted that President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation just steps away and the building that itself was constructed by enslaved people, she said. We have come far and we have far to go. We must learn. From our history. And we must teach our Children. Our history. Because it is part of our history as a nation. It is part of American history. Those looking on included members of Congress from both parties. And Opal Lee, a 94 year old Texas activist who worked to get today declared a national holiday. President. Biden said signing the bill would go down as one of the greatest honors he will have as president. Great nations Don't walk away. We come to terms The mistakes we made. And remembering those moments we began to heal. And grow stronger. Juneteenth becomes the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Day was established in 1983. That measure took years to get through Congress. Unlike Juneteenth, which flew through the Senate unanimously Tuesday and passed overwhelmingly in the House Wednesday, and the Biden administration wasted no time announcing most federal workers have been given the day off. Today, however, that doesn't apply to the U. S Postal Service, which says while it supports the holiday, it's Not possible to cease its operations on such short notice. Brian Naylor NPR news Next. We hear two voices behind the story at the University of North Carolina. That university hired an acclaimed New York Times journalist but then denied her tenure. She was the driving force behind the Times, 16 19 project that argued slavery is central to the American story. University's board of governors vote against tenure triggered familiar debates about race and cancel culture and so forth. But behind that is a story about two approaches to journalism. Here's NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik. Let's meet the two people at the heart of this controversy. My name is Walter Hussman Junior and the publisher of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and 74 years old. My name is Nicole Hannah Jones. I am a reporter at The New York Times and I'm 45 years old, both earned degrees from U. N. C s journalism school. Husband was graduated in 1968 Hannah Jones received her masters in 2005. They took very different paths to get here. Our family's been in the newspaper business since 19. Oh, nine, and my grandfather started the business. And my father did it for 50 years before he retired. And, uh so I always thought I might want to go into journalism in high school. I complained to One of the only black male teachers I ever had that are high school newspaper never seemed to write about kids like me, which almost all the black kids were bused into a school that didn't really feel like ours, and he suggested I should Write that story myself or don't complain to him anymore that I needed to join the newspaper staff. So I did. Hannah Jones has won praise for her investigations into ongoing racial segregation, but she is perhaps best known for being the force behind the 16 19 project. In that series, The New York Times explored the sorted in central role slavery played in U. S history and in the prosperity of White America. It was acclaimed. She won a Pulitzer in the commentary division for it. It was also attacked. For example, some scholars say it overstated the role of slavery in inspiring the American Revolution. And here's where Hannah Jones collides with Huntsman. I'm worried that we're moving away from those time tested principles of journalism that we had in the 20th century that were so effective it and engendering tremendous trust in the media Husbands. Papers lean to the right on the editorial pages, But he says he wants clear separation from the news pages. Where he mandates what's often called impartiality or objectivity. Reporters must avoid any bias or position or belief in pursuit of the facts and give people the chance to make up their own minds. A few years back husband made a $25 million pledge to the school. His journalistic manifesto and it is broader than just objectivity has been painted on a banner at the school. It's now the U. N. C husband, School of journalism and media, and Hannah Jones is up for that tenure job there. Huntsman opposes her bid. I've been in the news business, the newspaper business for 50 years and so many times we start out on a story and we may have a couple of leads a couple of tips and things seemed pretty rational. And we think we know what the truth is on the front end, And as we dig into it, we find it's something. Very different. And you know, then we have to follow the story wherever it leads Hannah Jones back some of his priorities that ideal of objectivity, though Hannah Jones says it's loaded. We are both graduates of that journalism school. We are both people have been in the newspaper industry for a very long time, and no one person gets to establish the rules of our trade. Hannah Jones asks. Why shouldn't reporters care if local governments fail foster kids or schoolchildren? Why do all newspapers have police reporters, But many of them don't cover poverty. These, she says. Our choices And so is the question of what sources to consider reliable. Think about how news organizations rely on police for authoritative information. Yet without eyewitness videos, no one would have known how Eric Garner, Walter Scott, George Floyd and so many others died. The harm is By pretending that the news we see Is being led by objective arbiters, a fact. It's just not based in reality, and I could give you 1000 examples from the perspective of communities of color of marginalized communities where what we're told is objective news is not that, she says, is how journalism used to be taught and how it used to operate when you see black reporters People presume. They see our biases. White journalists..
Texas Joins List of States Dropping Permit Rules for Guns
"Texas joins a list of states dropping permit rules for guns it means you can carry a gun in Texas without getting a background check or training governor Greg Abbott says it's about freedom and self defense he connected it to the fight with the binding ministration over the flow of migrants across the Mexico border there is a need for people to have a weapon to defend themselves Abbott says this goes against the federal narrative that government officials saying heck yes the government is coming to take your guns Texas will not let that happen the leader of the group students demand action says this callous and reckless bill is an insult to every Texan who has been affected by gun violence I met Donahue
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"It is 5 37 on Wall Street time now for the Tri state business report for that we're joined by Bloomberg said Corey. New York is about to become one of the first states to impose tougher rules on pharmacy benefit managers. The move comes after the Supreme Court last year swept away a longstanding federal legal barrier to the restrictions. States, including Texas and Tennessee, have also said tougher rules for PBMs. Newsweek is out with its list of the 100 community College that give you the most bang for your buck coming in at number one ST Paul's School of Nursing Queens. Tuition is higher than many comparable colleges, but median earning six years after completion of more than $81,000, the Connecticut State Senators Day passed a bill that allows for Cultivation and sale of marijuana in the state. It would allow adults 21 or older to buy and possess pot starting July 1st retail sales of recreational cannabis in Connecticut. Would not start until May 2022 at the earliest that your Bloomberg Tri State business Report I'm Ed Corey..
'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge
"The Supreme Court has dismissed another challenge to the Obama era health care law preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans the Supreme Court has just ruled the ACA is here to stay Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was quick to hail the ruling by seven to two vote the justices left the entire affordable Care Act intact ruling that Texas and others who sued to have it scrapped failed to show they have the standing to attack it as unconstitutional they've gone after the laws mandate that people have health insurance or pay a penalty but that requirement became toothless when Congress reduced the penalty to zero four years ago meanwhile poll suggests the law has grown in popularity something president Biden and other Democrats like Schumer are looking to build on and now we're gonna try to make it bigger and better established once and for all affordable healthcare as a basic right of every American citizen Ben Thomas Washington
High court dismisses challenge to Obama health law
"The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law by seven to two vote the justices left the entire law intact ruling that Texas other Republican led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court the law's major provisions include protections for people with pre existing health conditions a range of no cost preventative services and the expansion of the Medicaid program that ensures lower income people including those who work in jobs that don't pay much or provide health insurance also left in place is the laws now toothless requirement that people have health insurance or pay a penalty Congress rendered that provision irrelevant four years ago when it reduced the penalty to zero Ben Thomas Washington
Texas Gov. Abbott Wants to Finish the Border Wall
COVID-19 Cases Rise in Missouri
"206 people hospitalized with the virus in southwestern Missouri Wednesday. That's nearly double the 111 hospitalizations in that region at the start of May. In Texas. The Rolling Average of newly confirmed
Congress Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday
"Juneteenth the day that marks the end of slavery in the nation, a federal holiday. It's celebrated on the 19th of June, when the last enslaved black people in Texas learned they have been freed. The bill now heads to President Biden for his signature. Thank you. Neil. Miners in Botswana
14 House Republicans Voted Against Juneteenth Holiday
"The are four hundred and fifteen and the nays are fourteen. The bill is fast texas congresswoman sheila jackson-lee announcing the passage tonight in the house of legislation to make juneteenth a federal holiday congresswoman sheila jackson-lee sponsored the legislation to make juneteenth a federal holiday. She also sponsored legislation to create what they call a national emancipation trail to trace. The news of the emancipation proclamation. The news of the freeing of the slaves to galveston texas. It took more than two years after the emancipation. Proclamation was signed by president lincoln for the news to reach galveston on june nineteenth eighteen. Sixty five once. President biden signs. This bill that has now passed the senate and the house. June nineteenth every year will be celebrated as the juneteenth federal holiday honoring the end of slavery in the united states and like i said it was unanimous. Vote in the senate. It was an overwhelming vote in the house but not a unanimous one there were fourteen republicans who voted against it Fourteen conservative republican white. Guys all voted that we should not commemorate the end of slavery in the united states. Which is kind of vote that will stick to their shoe forever and smell up any room. They ever walk into for the rest of their lives. Forgive me for saying so. But it's worth it's worth noting that they were a rump minority. Yes there were. Fourteen republican men who voted no but there were a hundred and ninety five republican men and women who voted yes for the holiday along with every single democrat in the united states house and every single united states senator from both parties
Congress Approves Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday
"The nation will soon have a new federal holiday now that both chambers of Congress have passed legislation to commemorate the end of slavery on June nineteenth the house voted overwhelmingly four hundred fifteen to fourteen to make Juneteenth the new federal holiday some Republicans opposed the legislation including Montana congressman Matt Rosendale who called it an effort to celebrate quote identity politics Juneteenth commemorates when the last in sleeved Americans learned they were free June nineteenth eighteen sixty five in Galveston Texas Juneteenth will be the twelfth federal holiday the last one designated was Martin Luther king day in nineteen eighty three Jackie Quinn Washington
Mark Levin's First Introduction to Saul D. Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals'
"It was 23. I don't remember. And, uh, Began an agency called the Action Agency, which no longer exists. And it was run by a great Patriot by the name of Tom parking out of Dallas, Texas. Long story short I was his Don't know. Chief of Staff Executive assistant. Whatever you wanna call it. And I was the first one in the building. During the transition. And, ironically enough was a building right off Lafayette Square doesn't exist anymore. They knocked it down and build a new building. Just as well. There are a lot of cockroaches there. In all forms. So I'm going through various data and statistics and looking at computers such as they were back then, but anyway Then I come across these big boxes. I mean, they were big. And they had thousands of copies of this red and white paperback book. Called Rules for radicals. By Saul Alinsky. And I'm relatively intelligent. I'm in there and see what the hell is this? No. Linskey was a Communist. I didn't know much else about him. Excuse me. Community activist out of Chicago. And I found these boxes in the Vista office Volunteers in service to America. Remember that part of the great society? And I said, look more and more into it and spoke to various people. I found out that you the taxpayer, we're paying enormous sums of money. To purchase this paperback book. And circulated in mass. In our inner cities. I said, Well, this sure as hell explains things in Philadelphia, where I Mostly familiar. It was the street brothers that was their name. And very radical. And In some ways, very violent.
Amazon's Poor Treatment of Workers Is Catching Up to It
"Days right around the corner but amazon and the news for other reasons and not good roger. Chang and this is your daily charge. You're talking about amazon. And the faces is an ecommerce. Beat reporter atallah. There are number of amazon stories that came out yesterday taking a critical look at what it's like to work there. It's not pleasant Before we get to those stories you had a piece about Specifically looking at the long lines wait times at some of these amazon warehouses Brief summary of what your stories about So right now. A group of amazon warehouse workers are suing over ovid nineteen helps checks as they wait to enter the workplace in coffee in and they say can take place twenty five minutes so they're not paid for they happen before clock in And they're suing thing. They should be paid. An amazon has a history of being sued for unpaid time like that. They also underwent a series of lawsuits over not paying for people to stand in line for security texas. They left the building at the end of their shifts. And took that all the way up to the supreme court So right now. There's just sort of battle over what's paid time. What's not paid time even if it's something that amazon requires that employees
Senate Approves Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday
"The Senate passed a bill to make June nineteenth the new federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates June nineteenth eighteen sixty five when union soldiers went to Galveston Texas to tell the very last in slave to African Americans they were free two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says making Juneteenth the federal holiday is a major step forward to recognize the wrongs of the past but he says more must be done to ensure equal justice one lawmaker who had questioned the cost of another paid holiday removed his objection if the house votes yes which is expected Juneteenth would become the twelfth the federal holiday observed Jackie Quinn Washington
Texas Power Grid Asks Users to Conserve Amid Blistering Heat
"The electric power grid manager for most of Texas issued its second conservation alert since the deadly February blackout, calling on users to dial back energy consumption through Friday to avert an emergency. The Energy Reliability Council, Texas, said many force generation outages and record June demand has squeezed the power
Whether We Like It or Not, Jon Stewart Has a Lot of Credibility on the Other Side
"Weird. We're not calling it the Panamanian Canal Zone virus. We're not calling it the Austin, Texas virus. There are bats all over Australia. They're not calling it the Sydney or sure they're not calling it the Bondi Beach virus. They're calling it to Wuhan virus from China. And yet, Colbert. Colbert can't stand that. And he acknowledges openly on his show laughs about it. Yeah, we're probably going to edit this out. I don't know when they stopped taping, but I wish they would have stopped taping a minute ago because I'm a leftist, then left this thing conservatives are people really bad people with ideas. And we even though you're not a conservative, you're saying things conservatives say when you say things conservatives say that has to be crushed immediately. Folks. Political war is downstream from the culture war. Again. Jon Stewart's done some great things for cops and firemen. Sure his heart's in the right place there, but he's no friend to the conservative movement. He hasn't been for a long time. Done a lot of damage to strong conservative ideas. When these incidents happen, we need to highlight them. Because he has credibility on the other side. It pains me to tell you this that we simply don't have We are never going to break through unless ambassadors like this, whether they're taking up the mantle or not do the job some of the job for us
Biden Arrives in Geneva for Summit With Putin
"President Biden has arrived in Geneva before tomorrow's meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin it's the final stop on the president's first overseas trip after days of meetings with the G. seven NATO and the European Union allies tomorrow is perhaps the main event the president plans to confront Putin on everything from Moscow cyber attacks to election interference while also looking for areas of potential cooperation Texas congressman Michael McCaul the house foreign affairs committee's top Republican says the president must stand strong I think he should stay in no more we're not gonna take this anymore and made clear the US will hit back if Putin continues his attacks Sager mag ani Washington
Is New Texas Longhorns Coach Chris Beard the Best Hire in 2021?
"It's been a pretty slow week in college basketball. Exactly zero icons have announced their retirement plans. No assistance have been named their schools coach in waiting. But i did talk to texas coach chris beard earlier in the week. So let's talk about that deadline. Let me start by asking you. This most seemed to believe that crispier will in the long term and perhaps in the short term as well but certainly in the long-term proved to be the best hire from two thousand and twenty one. Do you agree with that. I don't know if he'll have not not not explicitly so i think that he's got a really good shot at being very successful. I think his odds are probably the best. But i also think the nature of the job. He's taking the league. he's taking it in even kansas. Gets you know. Dial back here a more than a few notches for a few years. It's still going to be kansas bill. Self has an ideal contract situation going forward so he would not be my pick. He would not be most likely picked to do the best job at this school for the long term. I think he has to objectively be in like the top three of that conversation. Hell he might be your number one. That's part of why you spoke them to begin with but he would not be my pick to be the most successful at the school. Among the hires power conferences in this cycle. Then who would be. Okay i will go with craig smith because i think craig smith has the best chance at both having success and staying at that school. Not that chris. Beard won't like chris beers at texas for the next twenty years and won a national championship. Of course. I could foresee that happening but to me. Correct smith has been really good at south dakota utah state. Now he's going to go to utah. And i think this is a situation. I you know we're all just shooting darts here. But i think that is most likely spot for coach. Have long term success at that
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Trump junior says it's the left and cancel culture. They want to pile on cruise and trump's not gonna do that. However if i were a trump which i am i'd come up with a nickname for something like this like maybe i don't know came coon cruise. It's funny okay. But like honestly. I can't get on this bandwagon trying to cancel the guy. It's totally ridiculous. It's absolutely absurd. They should focus on the things that matter. They should focus on people in power. Who could actually change in a crisis. Now people who work in legislate from dc. this argument. i heard a few times ben. Shapiro also floated this out there. That look it's the executive branch that response to disasters. It would be either the governor or the president and hopefully the two of them working together in concert which we do see happening You do have president biden as you tweeted out earlier calling governor abbott. And i believe he's going to visit texas As soon as next week maybe Is that right So the executive branch has to act quickly in these disasters pitcher army. We know better than this people who are elected to represent people especially those statewide officials representing everybody in the middle of a disaster that includes all two hundred and fifty four counties Nearly thirty million people there. There are lots of things that they can do it. They're not just. The senator were on when they're on the floor of the senate or when they're appearing on fox news channel. Right they're always the senator and they have power yup well and there's a public relations piece that they have to. You've seen ted cruz do it before during hurricanes he and sheila jackson-lee working together at a hurricane center or shelter. You know trying to show that we're all in this together type thing you know even this this week if you look back on tuesday alexandria ocasio cortez. Who represents the bronx right. She doesn't represent anybody in texas. No connection to texas She's she's obviously done activism and texas and we've talked about that right but but but she's a new york congresswoman. Yeah exactly what does she do like early in the week. She turned to her donor base and tried to get them to donate to the food banks in houston in austin to homeless shelters and she ended up raising two million dollars just from her donor. Base that she's bringing to houston on afternoon in to try to help out you know feed people who are suffering so there's things that politicians can do. You know to kind of bring turn their donor base into something. That could be helpful to other than themselves. I haven't seen anybody else doing that. I would tell people. Don't buy this argument. Though that a senator can't do anything during a disaster and you're right. There's a definitely a pr aspect of public relations aspect Afc is doing isn't just pr. The two million dollars are going to help people right and then on top of that if you really buy this argument that a us. Senator can't do anything during disaster than we should not have. us senators. They are among the most powerful people in the country. There's only one hundred of them. It's an a very exclusive club When you are the only put it this way when you're the person in austin or houston or dallas who is going out to the backyard to shovel snow into a bucket so you can melt it in the bathtub so you have water to flush the toilet with. You're not the person who governor. Abbott is probably gonna take a call from yeah right. but he'll take take cruises call right and the people at arcot will take to cruise call and the people at the energy companies will take ted cruz call. He can be working the phones he can be talking to his donor base..
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Some of his defenders have said that. Look he's a senator. There's not much he can do in the midst of a crisis. You're going to hear more of that. In just a second crew said that he was doing work behind the scenes to try to help. Texans governor. Abbot had already declared a an emergency in all two hundred and fifty four counties All across texas and so i joined with john cornyn in urging joe biden declared a federal disaster To mirror the governor's request which president biden to his credit. Did and so that was early on right before the storms came. We knew they were serious. Crews says he sympathizes with texans all over the state who have been suffering. This week has been hell for the state of texas. It has been two storms on top of each other. Four million texans lost power no power. No lights many with no water. It has been frustrating. I'll tell you sean. A lotta texans are mad or his staw. How could it be the texas. The energy capital of the world can't turn our lights on a can't heat our homes. A lot of texans are frustrated. This should happen the kinds of questions that legislators ask right at crews trying to be nuanced here and i'm trying to be fair. I i want you to hear his whole reasoning on this german. He says they were at home that he his wife and the kids were at home and his daughters asked if they could go somewhere else somewhere. That was warm and crews says the way he thought about their request evolved from the time they asked from the time the daughters said. Can we go somewhere else. And cancun was thrown out there as a as a possibility between the time that the daughters asked and the time he sat down in the seat on the plane. His thinking evolved During the trip right he thought it was okay at first and then he started to realize actually no maybe i should still be in texas. We lost power for two days. Our house was dark. We had no heat actually the fireplace behind me. We were all huddled around the fireplace because it was the only heat in the house and after a couple of days after the girls being really cold at being in the teens and the twenties outside of our girls asset look schools been canceled for the week. Could can we take a trip and go somewhere warm and heidi and is we've said okay sure and so. Last night i flew down with them to the beach And then i flew back this afternoon. I had initially planned to stay through the weekend and the work remote there but but as i as i was heading down there you know i started to have second thoughts almost immediately because the crisis here in texas you need to be here on the ground as much you can do by phone and zoom it. It's not the same as being here. And so i returned this afternoon. I'm here working to make sure to do everything we can get. The power turned on but also fundamentally ask the questions. Why did this happen. Why was the texas grid which which is regulated at the state level. It's operated the state levels not a federal function. it's a state function. But why was the grid not sufficiently prepared. So that four million texans lost heat and power. We need to answer that and we need to make sure it never happens again in the state of..
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Twenty four to forty eight hours have conducted about two dozen or more interviews. And i have repeatedly talked about how every source of power that the state of texas has has been compromised whether it be renewable power such as winter solar but also as i mentioned today access to coal generated power access to gas generator power also been compromised whether it be with regard to systems freezing up or equipment failures as well as our nuclear power facility. So the the fact is every source of power. The state of texas has access to has been compromised because of the ultra cold temperature or because of equipment failures so there. He acknowledges that all of the forms of energy production went offline because it was so cold and we are not Sort of a structured and fortified To be able to stave that off at our energy production facilities so given that all these forms of power went offline. Why was he badmouthing the green new deal just the night before what what made clear was the fact that if we relied solely upon green energy that would be a challenge but in texas we do not rely solely upon green energy. We have access to all all sources of energy all sources of energy as reading some of the analysis about this jeremy from business publications and they made the point. That what you want when you're putting together an energy portfolio for a state and people will talk about texas as a nation state Because we are so large ninth or tenth biggest economy on the planet and we're known as the energy capital of the world and couldn't turn the lights on this week. Highly ironic to a lot of folks. you want a mix for a few reasons. One is that all of these different energy production Fuels can fail in different ways. So sometimes you might have wind energy. Go off line because the wind stops blowing right. You might have solar go off line because the sun isn't shining because the clouds route. You might have the gas lines go..
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Is blessed with multiple sources of energy such as natural gas and oil and nuclear as well as a seller and win. But you saw from what trey said and that is our win in our solar got shut down and they were collectively more than ten percent of our power grid and that thrust texas into a situation where it was lacking power in a statewide basis. That was power that was spread out by that urquhot organization or that you were talking about. As a result it just shows that fossil fuel is necessary for the state of texas as well as other states to make sure that we were a will be able to heat our homes in the wintertime and cooler homes in the summertime. Fossil fuel also failed because it was too cold for natural gas to move through pipelines. Right you had coal. Plants go offline because it was so cold you had the south texas nuclear project. Go off line because it was so called. Here's the bottom line. It's not any one specific fuel for energy. That went off line. It was all of the fuel. Mix that we have. That went off line because it was so called. Because the investment hasn't been done to winner is against this kind of event now has this happened before yes Now in fairness it was not quite as bad as what happened this week. However exactly ten years ago in twenty eleven there were rolling blackouts across texas. You may remember this. Some of our listeners may remember this miserable for a lot of people. Rolling blackouts are terrible What was the cause of those rolling blackouts was in the same month. February of twenty eleven. There was a report issue. A lot of people talked about a federal report on there was a state level. Report issued by the state affairs committee in the texas house led by republicans. They didn't investigation and they identified all of the problems with the energy grid that led to the catastrophe this week and germany. I was looking out of across the landscape and trying to figure out you know in that ten year period whether leadership in the state did anything about what was in that report trying to be charitable here and really asking the question. As far as i can tell. They didn't do.
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"Present people with choices where they don't have to work in a dirty hole in the ground that's the point carey was making so crews says that what carries doing and what radical environmentalists are are are arguing. Is that there. Should be fewer people on the planet because there's overpopulation and all of that crews trying to say that the people in hollywood are promoting that ideology by the kinds of movies that they promote to our children have to say it brought to mind avengers endgame and you know kerry doesn't quite have the massive thanos hands and fingers but you could see the inevitable in the finger snapping and actually what is interesting end. Game is is curious. Have you noticed. In how many movies. How often rabbit environmentalists are the bad guys. Whether it's thought does go to watchmen.
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"That really needs exactly like it gets to that question. I've seen some democrats make that argument. I think it was a steny. Hoyer the number two guy in the us house who had kind of made the case like where they're trying to help businesses right. How do you help businesses in this process. You know obviously the you know. The loans were controversial and a lotta businesses. That probably shouldn't have gotten got him. You know it's like in this case the way to help. Those businesses in america is to give people money to spend in business. You can see the logic in that but at the same time you know. Taylor hits it a little bit and you know chip. Roy said it earlier. The congressman from the austin area whose district goes in san antonio. The key was talking about how his concern at one. Point was like sending those stimulus checks to people and making sure. Those people aren't spending on an amazon. And you know and walmart and all these big corporations and how do you help. Main street businesses and small towns in america so the concern about helping small businesses kind of the unifying factor in the debate. You can see where there's a place where biden in republicans could be the kind of hash something out to figure out. How do we best help. Businesses a couple of things is it a stimulus and no direct payments to some businesses in. How do you like you know. Figure out what money's gonna go to your local restaurant versus going to some massive chain. That's going to be based out of. Who knows where. Yeah and it seems like for the overall politics of what's happening in washington. You have a president who is reluctant to have this passed by democrats. He does not want to see that happen I it seems and biden He went out of his way to make his first meeting about this with republicans. Right there were. There was a group of ten republicans that he sat down with. And said you know how can we you know. How can we get this into a form. in with some senate republicans. How can we get you guys to vote for this too. Because the democrats do have the votes to move something Without any republican votes. But doing it that way And having the Vice president have to go in and be the tiebreaker. On this move it forward. It sets a bad precedent moving forward. Which is that on the big things. You can't get any bipartisanship whatsoever and has been said so many times there's no perfect piece of legislation. It can always be made better by working in maybe not even necessarily across the but sometimes across the aisle with people who don't agree with you on a fundamental piece of it you take something out of it. Put something else into it compromise. Biden's trying to be the anti-trump and remember keep this in mind. The opposite of trump is not liberal. The opposite of trump is stability right. That's what people are looking for now. And that's what biden's trying to Trying to create in washington moving forward. Did you see ted cruz. Trying to appeal to the kids out there by talking about the marvel movies and the the avengers movie. That and painfully looked away because the freight of where it was going game endgame. The one was specifically talking about now. I'm going to say this in all candor and it's not good for you. listen. I'm always looking out for the best interests of the listener. If you don't want to hear a united states senator saying probably one of the dumbest things you've ever heard a us. Senator say just popped off right now. Just come back to us next week..
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"That's criticizing republican leaders consistently like they've always obviously been very aggressive in criticizing governor abbot. They've had rallies outsides his mansion. You know to protest him you know you know. They protested the legislature working with democrats and putting them in committee chairmanships. And so all. That stuff is happening. you know. Can you just wonder how is that. Good for the republican party. I'm not sure you know taken. I'm sure at some point you know west. We'll explain why what he's doing right now. Is benefiting the party and right. I've just not seeing it. Yeah and there's also disagreement within the party leadership about what their priorities ought to be the vice chair of the rpt. The republican party texas is a newcomer to statewide activism. Her name is. Kat parks an email just recently to supporters where she said that the way that republicans should grade their legislators was not only hold them accountable for the republican priorities list. This is what she wrote. She she In the email stress to three things law and order lower property taxes and the right to freedom of speech in her email. She said quote. Not one of those issues is texas. Gop legislative priority. However you can be certain that those are the things being discussed around kitchen tables nightly of significant concern to texas republicans by narrowly focusing on texas. Gop legislative priorities the singular indicator of legislative success. We lose the opportunity to address the real time concerns of texan so even at the leadership level in the gop. They don't agree about what they ought to be talking about at the legislature you reported on president trump's fundraising numbers in texas and the final numbers. Were just eye-popping right. Yeah it's really amazing. You knew he was gonna do well in texas you know with republic supporters. But i didn't expect this. You know so so you know. The final tally is the race own. Ninety four million dollars you know went from texas into the presidential race which is a ton of money. That's fifty almost sixty million dollars more than we saw in two thousand sixteen so quite a big jump but but in trump's case he out raised biden here almost two to one which totally makes sense on one front. You know you think of church the one thing that you know. The by the trump campaign was saying consistently about biden was his threat to the oil industry in the oil economy of texas. And you can see that being a motivation in one of the places we saw that you know trump did in his fundraising back. There's only one city in america that donald trump raise more money out of than houston and los angeles. You know it's like so you the concern in houston about what a biden administration would mean to them clearly had some impact in the fundraising but at to wrap it up you know. Donald trump essentially set a huge financing record protects us raising far more money than we've ever seen for republican candidate for president ever so now by doubling he actually would force nowhere close soil four years ago in raising money out of texas despite everything right all the criticism he took whatever the money kept flowing out of texas and even more went into his pocket so very interesting speaking of money into people's pockets the legislators in washington congress The house and the senate still working out a deal on covid stimulus and it's taken How many months now..
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"Has more than doubled in the last year alone in our states. Leadership under governor abbott has failed to adequately respond leaving texas with one of the worst outbreaks and one of the worst responses in the entire nation. One of the things that abbott talked about in that speech. Jeremy is vaccinations and the fact that they're working to get as many of those out to people as possible we've seen and we've heard from people firsthand and seen in reports In the estimate of a lot of folks it's been a disaster That people can have signed up for a vaccination appointment and then when they get to wherever it is that they're gonna get it They for you know for a half hour for an hour for hours on end. Maybe they don't even get it that day and have to go back We have seen the governor and Head of the department of state health services. Dr john heller stat answer questions about that. They were at methodist hospital a couple of weeks ago. And we're asked about the idea that. Hey you know you have a lot of people who are in vulnerable populations people who are sixty five plus who i mean quite frankly have a problem opening and responding to and so some of those people you know going and filling out an online form and then getting a qr code or whatever and going down to a place that they we get the vaccine. All of. that's very complicated. Now the governor would say right that we have surpassed two million vaccination so far in texas but as far as you know what that means for the per capita vaccinations in texas versus other states You know we would be somewhere in the probably not at the bottom but somewhere in this sort of the maybe middle bottom of the pack is that sort of fair for how the numbers look and it's been republicans i would say who have wanted to compare state to state responses right at route. It's been democrats. Who have argued. There should be a centralised thing that the federal government ought to be handling and dictating more things down to the states. When president trump was there his administration philosophy was to do the opposite to have the states. Basically take the lead on most of this stuff and we're really still in that phase right. I mean the biden administration's just starting. They're starting to get going figuring out exactly how they're going to respond to everything and and if they do have any plans in place which they do have some they would only be getting started with those So i do think it's fair to say that the response to covid nineteen even now that we have a vaccine that is being distributed. And that's a good thing and we've heard success stories as well to be fair here. It still kinda muddled isn't it. It's just the process of getting these vaccines out to the public is clearly like you pointed out as comparison. Look so great on this front right for the longest time you know. Think about the early part of the pandemic like oh look at that. New york has all these deaths and we don't you know and then it was like okay now. We're having more deaths in new york. So let's focus on something else you know. In this case the vaccine distribution sure of any state student at great you know But certainly you just see the concern of people whether you're republican independent. Democrat doesn't matter this a lot of concern out there about like. Where do i get this vaccine. People keep telling me it's out there in. I can't get through to anybody. It is really frustrating for people. Now the governor's state of the state has traditionally been The vehicle for him to lay out priorities for the legislature and what he would like them to do He listed five. Emergency items. Which i should explain that..
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"At least in my estimation listening to that he said it is not all bad news now to say the pandemic is a challenge is an under statement but to say that it has been a reversal of who we are as. Texans is a mess statement. Texas remains the economic engine of america. The land of unmatched opportunity and our comeback is already materializing given all that he said. The light at the end of this. Terrible tunnel is starting to emerge. Texans are returning to work. Students are returning to school. Families are reestablishing routines with each passing day of more vaccinations and increased immunity. Normalcy is returning to texas jeremy. I'm going to get to the Priorities laid out in that speech for the legislature. And just a bit but when we say a that. Normalcy is returning to texas. when he says that Is that anywhere close to true. I mean you're looking at the cove. Nineteen numbers all the time and taking a look at the hospitalizations. the deaths the new infections. What does it look like right now. Compared to say six months ago or a year ago. here's the thing granted. We're down to about ten thousand five hundred hospitalizations right now for kobe. nineteen That's almost exactly where we were in july. So it says i in some respect. We are almost exactly back to mid-july when we had that i huge granted. The numbers came down a spike. Back up again. You know after christmas but now they've kind of gone down a little bit so in terms of normal seats they clearly were still in this ping pong of trying to get these hospitalizations down. Ten thousands of lot is a lot of hospitalizations for this. And we're approaching thirty eight thousand texans. Who will have died from this virus. You know so thirty. Eight thousand people are gone and another ten thousand hospitals right now so in. He's talking about normalcy. That probably doesn't feel to normal for those forty thousand plus families. It doesn't end. Of course you have a lot of people who are still not working in offices. They're working remotely have people who have not returned to work. We still do have problems with unemployment. We have a lot of people who are waiting for some sort of stimulus from the federal government. And we'll get to that in just a little bit But none of that feels normal. The texas democratic party chairman gilbert. Oh hosa says it doesn't matter what abbott is saying. In his speech. We have.
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"I met along the roadway who parked on. None of them were wearing masks or at least most walmart wearing masks. And so i. When i was wearing a mask going up to them you could see i was already identify myself as not one of them and so it just to me it. Just kind of really encapsulate this whole thing even at the worst place possible Republicans don't think they need to wear a mask. We will see if the attitudes on masks and testing and all of these restrictions shift at all at the legislature as they move forward particularly in light of what we have reported this morning that one member of the legislature may have exposed other lawmakers ready the legislative session just gets underway germy. I got a bunch of texts from staffers and other observers of the legislative process this morning they were saying here. We go all basically Here we go. We're gonna see where this goes from here. they've got to address the texas budget. They've got to address redistricting this year Which we will cover on a future show is very important But the way in which they do it is. What's top of mind right now because i think it is all in flux even though they decided their rules just this week. I think it's going to be an ever evolving thing. And that's why you wanna tune in every week and checkout germs coverage at houston chronicle dot com. And you can check out what we do at report dot com with up to have you a subscriber at both if.
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"Want nobody it unprecedented. Because the lord as you've got a history of the worst things decades ago. But i just think that you know it's it's Texas it's become clear has the most restrictive voting Voting laws in the country and so many obstacles were put up to prevent people from voting bait. It overpayment overcame them and I think that there's a success story in that. For all the the fear anxiety and panic and all the things that people worried about Civil unrest that would happen on election day. Something to say that once again in america has had a a before relatively smooth thus far election and another thing that that is very very very troubling my mind is i don't know how many you were up at. Whatever time that was to me. I am when the president declared victory. I mean this is. This is really traveling and you could say oh. It's trump being trump and we asked to just take it in stride. No we don't because of one thing people out there believe him when he says he thinks when he declares our election fraud some people believe in. They don't believe journalists. Believe those of us around the zoom foreign today. They're they they believe when the president's and that's why his words sitting just be taken in stride shouldn't just be taken to the grain of salt the president of the united states calling her election fraud. And i think you know. We're not careful work. We're heading into a constitutional crisis. Sh lewis actions. Don't matter policy barely matters. It's all about identity. That's the only way that donald trump is very close to either winning. Or even if you lose this you know biting says the campaign. Where america's better than than this better than trump. But it looks like we really aren't so it's it's it's really disconcerting That's going to have. That's going to take some time to get used. Maria couple of things one of you know the. The turnout was phenomenal. And so you know going forward. What does that mean for candidates. I'm curious about you know. Young voters who are now at the prevailing wisdom is that the youth don't vote. Well they actually did it. So what does that mean going forward so you know journalists we. You know we do this. Three hundred sixty five days year so always looking forward to the next thing star reporting is gonna start to shift to you know once we get past this The legislative session coming up in. What's coming out there and my good friend jeremy here. We'll have lots to do with that. So yeah the turnout youth registration and and where do we go with with us now. Jeremy final thought. I think you know the one thing everybody can agree on. You know we've been talking about this on the texas for months now if ohling texas is a lot harder than it looks pollsters who come in from all parts of the country thinking that it can figure out what we look like in hasn't worked. You looked in in two thousand eighteen you. We talked about eleven of the twelve final polls wildly incorrect in this time around the last five polls were wildly incorrect. Yeah we had some holes. The university of texas tyler. Sorry to call you all out but you know they. They were awfully nine points in..
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"I mean as always likes to play both sides. He's very savvy. And so we're you know texas. Gop leaders they they managed to spin bads something that as you pointed out. No candidate on. The democratic side was arguing for defunding the police but it was very easy to paint that picture right and so i don't know how much of that really you know. Pushed voters to the republican side. But you know it was. It was a losing issue for democrats. Clearly nobody nobody really. It's urine independent even if you consider bad Police violence systemic racism etc. But really the idea defunding. The police is very popular and as far as healthcare. You're right now for democrats. It's hard to run on healthier when the other side is running on healthier too. I think the danger for republicans now green court six three if they Do away with the with obamacare. The affordable care act. They're going to have to do than just a minute. Service to protecting Conditions protected right. We kept hearing from them. Repeal and replace repeal and replace maria. What do you think about you know. In the in the wake of the death of george floyd it would seem that this would have been a natural Rallying point for folks who are more progressive. You know people who do embrace at least the idea of black lives matter and it's almost like well it's almost like democrats had a meeting and somebody else said. I can't take credit for this one either but it's worth repeating The it's almost like democrats had a meeting. And they went into the things saying what. What do we do with all this positive energy for criminal justice reform etcetera. The question is how do we take this and turn it into a thing where some people feel like they have to vote for president trump. You know they come out with. This is the slogan of the de-fund police I mean it's the green new deal as one of my friends said That's that's a term people could say. Oh yeah you know. Government could sit down and work with some of the big energy companies on how to figure out how to have a quote. Green new deal just as a as a branding You know a thing But with de-fund police. You can't find anybody who likes that. Know a couple of things. I think are reporting tried to to make clear in spots in owen of the austin city council That issue is going on..
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"Should be able to win their seating field operations to republicans in these competitive races tactics that you have to do and as a friend of mine likes to say It is always the democrats who would rather be fair and right than win an election. What do you think lewis. That's that's right there. There has to be a middle ground right and of the politicization of the pandemic is that on one hand you have the president having these rallies that you know that stanford said has thirty thousand people getting infected alleys but on the other hand you have joe biden hiding in the basement as he was is by the president and he there there is a league and pain responsibly and as you mentioned a lot of republicans reviewed either way to do that. But you know this this year. You know we don't wanna be like president. We're taking the campaign. The pandemic very seriously ended up hobbling the democrats. It's a real shame and it is about outrageous connecting with people directly. You know we mentioned the valley and you have to if somebody's not voting if somebody you have to get to in person standard phone call. Hope they hop on assume panel. It's going to happen an minder about in the better award. In ted cruz rate better or could do no know rallies couldn't do no face to face. Iran repeal of two thousand eighteen is completely differently. There was no chance for in. Mj hager or anybody to catch. That seemed kind of lightning bottle that he seemed to have asked maria. I think you're gonna win. Yeah i mean. I did wonder what impression that left to on networks where trump would have these huge rallies with thirty fifty thousand people and what what impact that had on voters and how they were thinking whether you decide to go along with that or You know vote another way. But i do think it made an impact and i think you're absolutely right Democrats sometimes a brother be right than when i can't take credit for that. It was a good friend of mine but at least i wonder what you think and i would throw this. In that you know when The republicans are doing their events around the states. Just normal camp. I would show up for some of these things. Try to keep my distance and my mascot and everything. But they're just doing a normal event And you have these congressional and legislative races. That are at germany. As we've talked about you know that's a little further down the ballot especially texas house tenth on the ballot in place like harris county or in dallas county and for a lot of these candidates down ballot with no straight ticket voting option anymore. The first challenge for them was to figure out how to even let people know that they have a race right and then and then convinced them why it matters and why they should vote for them. you have Some of these democrats who was the joke that they were just locked in their house. you know in hoping You know that other campaign tactics would work while the republicans were out. There embracing a.
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"I think we ended up with around. Forty percents spanich. Vote going to The president so what's going on there. I mean we talk a little bit about this Before but the but the interest being dynamics in the valley versus el paso versus arizona. We know hispanic voters are not a monolith and and yet it's They're surprising in some ways. The outcomes in the valley versus what what people were predicting You know in in response to the president's rhetoric against against immigrants and people have hispanic heritage Yeah and i think you know if you look at the way that campaigns have been run here in texas specifically anything more broadly around the united states we should think about the idea that even two and four years ago and this is something that jeremy i've discussed on the podcast a lot those republicans who were able to win yesterday in texas and congressional races in texas house races will drill down more on that later. The ones who were winning in the suburbs were not the one saying like they would have in this past elections. I'm a conservative fighter for you. Either in austin or washington republicans now are having to argue that. They are bipartisan Problem solvers who want to work with democrats. And i think to lisa's point. You may see that in some policy. And i would point to the last The session of the texas legislature. Where were running in twenty eighteen trying to get away from the whole bathroom. Build the bockel in two thousand seventeen which people around the state. There was a huge backlash to that. In addition to what happened with bechara work at the top of the ticket But by the time they got to the twenty nineteen session they wanted to focus on what just property taxes and school finance and almost nothing else right not the social issues and argue about abortion than anyone. Talk about Gay rights and all that sort of stuff that they might have been. You know that were going straight to in twenty seventeen. It was his dumpster fire of legislative embiid did but not the leaders right out laid right few. Yeah right But those were not in power right and they didn't get anything out of Going with it. I mean the the governing coalition of that came out of an election. That was Closer And fought in a different way us. The governing coalition was different. And look i think lewis if those republicans don't govern the way that they campaigned which was to say that much more moderate in a lot of cases that even say that they were republicans to win and some of these suburban races They could be punished next time around. What do you think that that's the thing right. Will they is the lesson that they will draw that they have to be moderate texas changing and that they are ahead of the current on that. Or will this validation of the president who represents the opposite of that attitude that embolden a harsher more extreme view of things and had no not only not flipping the house or democrats. Not only is a big problem is that they made zero gained..
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"I did not realize this sauce talking to folks today. Did you know that some of these suites at the state games, you're talking six games? Okay. Like, maybe four them conference three of them. Thirty five grand is what's paid for those things? And I've been in them in their great in. But I've not paid myself for them. Ooh. That's that's some steep stuff. Again. I wanna play for you. Our new intro song, which your thoughts. It's getting too late in the program for you to chime in. But give you one more. Listen, your thoughts J other side of Texas. And also as I say that. Only you're like US stuff going on that people. Listen to this across I thirty five Isa's at thirty five in the North, Texas and south Texas, east, Texas, as well as a metropolitan areas, you got another son of Texas issue. You can also always Email me Jay at other side at Texas dot com. We got a team of interns coming on in the spring. We wanna do we want to entertain? But we also went to give you some information. That makes his program must listen to radio and must listen to podcasts as it were in by the way, one think anchor a new sponsor to the program inkers where we now host our our our podcast in well, where we post to post their website, and through whom we post our podcast to any place in which any.
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"Larson who wants who wants to mandate at least follow the Bill to require two state agencies who happen to have football teams, Texas university of Texas to play their game on an annual basis that to say the legislature king get involved in sports when they want to when you think about a law. That says if you're gonna compete in a major five conference with with public institutions in Texas like Texas Tech, like university of Texas university, Houston etcetera that yours athletics departments at private schools are not the whenever somebody files. A public information requests. Then you've got to you've got to meet that request that you are no longer outside the bounds of public information requests. In talking about like TCU's and the Baylor's of the island. I mean, the controversies at Baylor, for instance, in how if you know, in my view had something like that happened at Texas Tech you could fill the lower bowl with the hard copies of requests. It would come in from media agencies. But Baylor there's been a lot of talk about art browse here and there and the coaching search, but nobody knows what happened where are you on that? Do you think that they ought to pony up on public information's at providence petitions does that give a leg up to others on a competition basis? Well, I'm on comfortable with with the private schools that able to hide behind that. I think that that's obviously when your institution, and you get money from the state to operate that's kind of the rules UP play by it it. It's tricky. Because in one way, I mean, if they're not taking public funds that they should have to play by the same rules. But if we're going to speak to if we're going to speak to the fact that does that it helped TCU and Baylor did that did that help Baylor not help to us? But that allow Baylor to operate the way they did for many many years, which was a bit sketchy. I think you know, that that's that's I think fair assumption based on people not being able to get into business, you know, in figure out exactly what happened. And why happened how it happened and all that stuff? So because you know, schools they the providence petitions they had behind that a lot. But you just can't you can't they're not bound. To have to tell you anything. They don't want to that part is tricky when it comes to the controversies that we've seen certain places I look forward to. Eventual state Senator Chris level fouling Bill, the private schools are no longer exempt. There you go. Thanks for crossing the fence with me there, buddy. And have a great time on your trip in. No telling what's going to happen over the next seven hours. Glad that you made time to pre record with us today. Appreciate Jammie on women. All right partner in so not much changed over those seven hours. Still on the fence monitor standing is that there may be oppressor this evening is we've broadcast. It said lifetime five thirty eight PM is speak t- right now central standard time. Maybe oppressor out of tech tonight about the sole finalists. Maybe not if not and while there's not been throughout the course today, monitor standing is, right, wrong, or indifferent. A rebellion among some donors in maybe the athletes director trying to do some some backward on that what we're going to do. Here is get off and get in to a break and come back to you with regular gate in all the drama. Three gate was Sarah self Warburg from the avalanche journal stick, right..
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"You don't wanna miss four price out of MURILLO on his way to an event. It Texas ain't him. Hey, just going to hear it here. First from for Bryce, keep it. Locked in be right back. Hey, did a pre record with four price out of him or widely? I mean, here's the deal. I say this often, but on a continuum of how much disdain or like a politician of. Here's what four prices reputation is. It's hard not to like four to. I really like four he defies a lot of. Today's disdain for politicians guy that a lot of people like even if they disagree with him. He is four price on the Morello. Appreciate four price making time to come with us here on other son at Texas. I did get an Email this weekend about. Why so many emerald politicians in all say this they outside of John Fru low. If you wanna talk about other sons of Texas in make it a product that people in North Texas in east, Texas in south, Texas, you gonna talk to kill soldier, you gotta talk to Jones Smith, you gotta talk to Joan furlough because excuse me, four price. Yeah. You gotta talk to those guys because they moved the needles in Texas politics in four price bowed out on Sunday. And I think a lot of people would say turn the speakers race in Dennis bondings favor. You can hear him on that matter and more right now with four price on the line. With us is state Representative chairman out of the eighty seventh district Texas house district state Representative four price out of Amarillo for price. How are you? I'm doing. Well. Jay, how are you? Fair to Midland. I could do without all of its north wind blew in the from your Amarillo down here without any precipitation. But the cotton farmers appreciate it. And I'm sure so here's the deal for here's where I'm going to start on. Pre-taped show with Brian Mudd came back ABC affiliate here in Lubbock on Friday in which in aired on Sunday morning at eleven thirty four price in I'm going to start here on the program. I questioned the wisdom of some in west Texas, backing a state Representative out of Angleton down on the coast one who I've been told by your peers some of your peers that is against a vet school in then not within an hour of that program, airing the tech start flooding in the the tweet start flooding in that you have bowed out of the speakers race in have Becht that state Representative out of Angleton Dennis bond until this what happen for price. The well first of all J, thanks for having me on your show. And thank you for the time. The speakers raised process was inside full. It was interesting. Learn learn to great deal about my colleagues and their districts, and really it's an experience that I I thought was was well worth the effort, even though my my big came up short as of you know, this this past weekend talking to this orders that I have colleagues mine in the house and really taking a look at the race overall trying to take some emotion out of it. And look at the the landscape is objectively as possible, I came to the conclusion, and in many of the folks that support me came to the conclusion that chairman him was was in the best position to work with us to to unify the party in the house and build a broad coalition of of members from all over the state, you know, and. Physician himself to to be a leader in a position of strength. What they brought basis support in the body, and we felt like that was really important in in. So, you know, coming to that conclusion I had multiple conversations with with Dennis in. And we we talked about you know, what that looked like for both of us, and you know, stuff decision to make but he's a very capable leader. I don't believe he's against the school. Certainly talk to him about issues important to the region in the entire state and remain very confident with his vision for the house and issue. She wants to prioritize the next session. And as you know, since that point in time, I guess you released his list of one hundred nine names today that support his candidacy and that includes members from rural Texas urban Texas every region of the state, and I think every member of our our..