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Fresh update on "texas" discussed on WCBS Programming
"To 40. The Democratic National Committee has unveiled plans for a remote convention next month. It will be held in Milwaukee. But the party says state delegations should not plan on traveling. Their delegates will vote remotely via email with unique identify IRS for security. The window for voting will begin August 3rd and will close on August 15th 2 days before the start of the convention, Joe Biden is expected to win the nomination. Texans are battling each other over the best way to contain the spread of Corona virus. A handful of county Republican parties have passed resolutions to censure Republican governor Greg Abbott over his statewide mask mandate. We get more on that from K R l D TVs, Jack think they say his use of executive authority goes against their party's principles. The GOP chair says the State Party could consider a central resolution against the governor. At the upcoming State convention Two weeks ago, the governor ordered bars shut down and reduced capacity for in dining occupancy from 75% to 50%. WCBS news time to 41. Hi Lucy from Texas here with more of our time spent at home. It was inevitable that our dishwasher stopped working. Luckily, I'm a member of American Home Shield. I went online to request service and then a qualified local contractor came out to fix the problem. It didn't matter that.
Surge in virus hospitalizations strains Houston hospitals
"Deal with a surgeon Corona virus cases just in the Houston area. The number of patients and eating an I C U bed has risen every day for the past week. McKeon is the CEO of the Texas Medical Center in Houston. We used to be known as one of the states that had it completely under control, and now we're in the top two or three states that are looking at this massive surge, he says. Even when beds are available, there is not enough staff to take care of the patients lying in them. Meanwhile, a
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"AP News I'm Tim Maguire, Arizona health officials are scrambling to find beds to cover the ever increasing number of Corona virus hospitalizations in the state. Texas has 10,000 people in hospitals and it's two U. S. Senators are begging the military to build portable hospitals in the hard hit Rio Grande area. Governor Greg Abbott warns the pandemic is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Texas is one of several states that reopened early. Another is Florida, where Governor Rhonda's Santis is siding with the president quickly reopening schools this fall. Let's just follow the data and the actual science. Let's take the politics out of it. President Trump has threatened cuts in federal funding for school systems that don't reopen their classrooms. He's also fired off a tweet, threatening the nonprofit tax exempt status of colleges and universities. Teach what he calls radical left indoctrination. On a trip to Florida. The president said his administration is ahead in the Corona virus fight his planned second rebuild of his campaign hits A snag. Sakuma Gani has details the president's spending much of today in battleground Florida raising campaign money and tending to other issues in a must win state. But tomorrow's planned rally in New Hampshire is off. Campaigns postponed it,.
Groups call for formal FAA environmental study of SpaceX facility
"Is ramping up their testing in South Texas. But some neighbors aren't happy about it. There are now plans to use the facility on Boca Chica Beach as a full scale launch site. Professor Stephanie Hair Wick at UT Rio Grande Valley says that's not what they signed up for. The activities that they're doing are not the same activities that they studied in the environmental impact statement that was issued in 2014 she says the beach is being shut down a few days a week for experiments. My space six. The FAA will be looking at whether a new environmental impact study should be done.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"For more information, visit AP images dot com AP News to McGuire President Trump in an interview What Noticias Telemundo's says an executive order is in the works concerning the status of people brought to this country when they were Children and immigration in general. I'm goingto do a big executive order. I have the power to do it is president And I'm going to make Doc a part of it, but we put it in and we're probably going to then be taken it out. We're working out the legal complexities right now, but I'm going to be signing a very major immigration bill is an executive order. Texas governor Greg Abbott warns his state is going to see Ah lot worse before the Corona virus pandemic eases. 10,000 people are now hospitalized with covert 19 in the state. And both U. S. Senators are calling on the military to help with field hospitals. Nearly 134,000 people have died in the pandemic in the U. S. That's, according to Johns Hopkins, Arizona officials are readying to reopen a previously closed hospital in Phoenix Toe handle more cases in Florida Today, President Trump was in a hot spot for the Corona virus, the flu, the virus, the China virus, Whatever you'd like to call, it's got many different names. The president says. The virus fight continue. Use, but they are ahead. The White House has been touting the American Academy of Pediatrics and a push to reopen schools. Maybe soccer mahogany reports, a group is calling out the president for threatening to block funds for schools that don't reopen. The association is joining national education unions and a superintendent's group in saying schools will need more money to reopen safely and cuts could ultimately hurt students. President Renewed is funding threat this morning. Tweeting of schools do not re open in the fall. Why would the federal government give funding it won't the AP and the other groups say health experts and local leader should make reopening decisions using recommendations based on evidence, not politics..
Dallas-area Chuck E. Cheese to close as parent company files for bankruptcy protection
"Irving's Chuck E Cheese has announced which of its restaurants are shutting down for good as it goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In all, 34 restaurants are closing around the country, along with 11 others that have already shut down. Texas is losing two locations, both of them here in North Texas. The restaurants and Alan and Mesquite will be closing soon.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Chicago's Business Authority Programming
"Has informed public health departments that they are They have adopted a revised definition for covered 19 probable cases. So confirmed case it stays the same. You still just need PCR, but now they've added a probable case definition. So that still gets counted towards the case count. It's different. It's not confirmed. It's probable, but it's still a case. So at the end of this definition, there are 15 different options on how you could be class. Based on this diagram and what they report there's a total of 17 cases now. One is still only confirmed because that was the original in next case, who then had all these contacts underneath an orange and all the rest of them became probable, But they're still considered a case has the potential to be a very significant event for us here in Texas, and here in Collin County as the state now Elected to adopt this new probable definition, so there's your reason for the surge numbers. All the reporters cases, one person's confirmed the 15 other people they were in contact with are on the case list, even though they're not have not even been tested. That's what's going on here. That's fraud. At best. How this has happened in Texas, which is supposedly a largely a red. This's the medical system. John. This is the medical system, which is come tight and controlled here. Email from one of our producers. My brother's friend was supposed to take a cove It test overslept and missed it few days later. You got a test result in the mail, saying he was positive. Okay, so that's always fun to know. But this stuff is happening. This is one of another one of our producers. Alderman honors. I find this article I work for a national print male company on the supervisor of the distribution center. And like until you where For the past month, we've been shipping covert test individuals for large diagnostic company these air at home tests that are being shipped out for the last Month this week. We're expecting to send a total of 50,000 tests directly to the patient were one of three facilities within my company. They're doing this exact job. So why are we even doing drive through testing? No, it's and the Who knows if these are any good. Are these even sanctioned? No one says we can have them yet. They're being sent out by someone, Sir Daniel, who's a Spanish medical interpreter, says. I make friends at work because it's easy to get good info. Very smart, Sir Daniel, one of the ladies doing callbacks for positive Covad test told me today it's mostly 30 something year olds who are asymptomatic and got tested because it was free. I asked if it's like more than half or what kind of numbers, she would say, said about more than half are asymptomatic. Also, the people who do have the Verona have been the elderly population complaining of not much worse than a runny nose. Then we have coming out of the Woodworks, Senior executive of Texas Emergency room chain. When he posted this publicly on Twitter, and this has been picked up by with a gateway pundit. Woo me, just tell you what he says. Ah! Where were we? Craft. I've lost my spot here. This's mainly about the hospital. And I have actually clipped to go with this. What we're hearing now is we have an increase. So yes, Death are not following the cases. Even though these cases they're super inflated because we now know that could be a factor of 15 of contact. Traces that are added to this case is list and even this I mean, I don't know. Is that really true? Is that what they're doing it? I saw the document. They showed it on the and the City Council meeting. I presume that's what's happening. But then we have the deaths well that there are more people dying. I mean, it's not like last month, and it's ah, it's increasing. It's not exactly like the beginning where the where the death we're following the cases. But there are people dying and it's more than last month. Well, there's an explanation for that hospitals on health care workers, paramedics and doctors and nurses. It's really taking a toll on the nation in the health care system in general. Especially, you know, with the increased number of hospitalizations and cases. It puts a strain during July, which is a very important time of the year because we tend to see more deaths in the month of July because of the new health care professionals that are entering the residency program, So we've got a lot to do. Come down to simply a minute. Wait, wait. Mask up. Wait, wait, wait, wait. You're about to make something really important point about mass. But what did you tell me? You just said that in the month of July. You see Death rates increase because you've got new Students of medical professionals coming online. Sure what is so, yes allies when yes, so it's not so much that that's the fact. But you know, this is a medical professional going. You're sure it's not like she's horror for sure. Students of medical professionals coming online? Sure what is so, yes, realize when, yes, July is you typically the month where we have people who paid doctors they graduate medical school may enter residency, so Sometimes we tend to see increase in the rates of medical errors and deaths. That's is something that you know is a well known in the medical field. So that just goes to show you the burning of this incredible to hear that you get a clip of the day. Yes,.
It's Hard to Stop Watching #Karensgonewild
"Sure you all remember the TV show cops where people were caught. Doing really stupid things around police while that show is now been canceled. And what am I enters this week said it should be replaced by a new one called shops. You know where we use cameras to watch people going nuts at retail stores I mean it's all over the Internet. Now you could call it the sequel to America's funniest home videos, except it's not funny, and it has really serious. Consequences appear on this show in. You're guaranteed to be cancelled. Shamed. Lose your job and friends. I'm sure you saw the man who went on a tirade at a costco this week when he was asked. Asked to wear a mask or there's the tech. CEO, after dinner at a California restaurant who began spouting anti-asian slurs or the woman at the Texas seven eleven who spit on the counter after being refused service because she wasn't wearing a mask, it goes on and on and on do a search for Karen's gone wild on twitter, and you find yourself. I don't know if the word is entertained, but you will certainly see hours of footage of what you would assume. It'd be rational people going nuts with a with a person standing in front of them, photographing them and I have advice for all listeners today. If you get in that situation, really simple smile and walk away. Don't say a word. The minute your photograph saying something dumb. There goes your life. There goes your career. There is no rational reason. Maybe you'll feel good. Spitting out hated somebody, but it's GonNa. Catch up to you, It's the same sort of advice I've been giving for years. If you say something really dumb in email. It'll come back to bite. You say something dumb on social media. It'll come back to bite you, but this is even worse because the words are coming out of your mouth, and you're being shown onscreen. It's simple. Walk away. That's my weekend message for you folks too big question of course is why anybody would lose it with a smartphone camera documenting them. I talked to Jamie. Cohen who's an assistant professor of New Media at Molloy College in New York. He believes that people are just so tight. Tight or the ideology that the create a blind spot. They overreact that forget they're being recorded, and they just go crazy. Not Thinking about the consequences so again very simple cameras running in front of you smile and walk away.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Chappelwood Financial with Victoria Woods
"It for you. You're sepia files an extension for you. So it gives you all that much more time. But people we all have a lot of time right now in our hands every all the fun activities every event that we would be going to right now, having castle and I'm getting really scared about football season personally can't overstate pair of Texas on That could only mean that though you Texas game maybe The next one to fall course they'll probably just host of Jerry World of the half to Andre may not have any fans. I don't know. They say We could be stressed out about all this stuff because it's we'll have to see we can plan all you want, Teo, You've got a plan for the best case scenario and the worst case scenario because it can happen. This is what This is the world we're living in right now. So just just remember, Val, your taxes will worry about what is it, Bob? Assist? You know you've got enough worries today. Worry about. Don't worry about tomorrow. Just.
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass 3 Million Mark
"The number of corona virus cases in the US past three million this week. Daily cases hit an all time high on Wednesday. So, Cheryl, I'm going to start with you tell us what does this mean our major shutdowns and restrictions in our near future? I would say they're in our present. We're seeing Governor's around the country and local officials as well roll back some of the re opening in New Mexico, for instance, the governor there, Michelle Luhan, Grisham. Announced that effective Monday there would be no more indoor dining at restaurants fall contact sports at schools were cancelled. I think Texas rolled back some Restrictions I did, in other words, reinstituted some restrictions. I did some reporting in Tennessee. So we are seeing that and we are going to see that around the country, not Corona. Virus related deaths have not seen a similar surge, but many of the intensive care units are becoming overwhelmed. So Anita. Do we expect to see a surgeon Corona virus Deaths, infections are rising fast in many of the states. Yeah, You know, that's the one thing that the president and others keep saying is people aren't talking about the death rate, which is actually as you mentioned not as high to the infection rate that's going up, But you mentioned the hospitals. You know, with this infection rate being so high, you know, it's the shortage of beds that you know, governors and local officials are worried about. It's the shortage of test. It's the short of supplies. So you know, even if the death rate does not go up, it's still these supplies and tests that were needed around the country and these states that didn't have to deal with it. In the beginning, you know that warrant New York and New Jersey that really got hard hit are having to deal with that
Virus surge visible across Texas: 'The tsunami is here'
"Arizona Texas and Florida all see big increases in corona virus cases hospitalizations and deaths Texas governor Greg Abbott pulls no punches the worst is yet to come in an interview with K. L. B. K. Abbott says the people in Texas have to wear face coverings or face more dire actions if we do not slow the spread of cover nineteen with that rise of hospitalizations that you're seeing in Lubbock with the increased death rate we're seeing in the state of Texas the next step would have to be a lockdown on Friday Texas reported ten thousand new cases and ten thousand people hospitalized with corporate nineteen Florida has more than eleven thousand new cases and reached four thousand deaths while Arizona's hospitals report shrinking ICU beds as the state works to transfer recovering patients to nursing homes for extended care and open up more space in hospitals I timid wire
U.S. coronavirus cases pass 3 million with more restrictions on the way
"Me now the number of corona virus cases in the US past three million this week. Daily cases hit an all time high on Wednesday. So, Cheryl, I'm going to start with you tell us what does this mean our major shutdowns and restrictions in our near future? I would say they're in our present. We're seeing Governor's around the country and local officials as well roll back some of the re opening in New Mexico, for instance. The governor there. Michelle Luhan. Grisham announced that effective Monday there would be no more endure dining at restaurants fall contact sports at schools were cancelled. I think Texas rolled back some Restrictions. I did Ah, In other words, reinstituted some restrictions. I did some reporting in Tennessee. So we are seeing that and we are going to see that around the country now, Corona virus related deaths have not seen a similar surge. But many of the intensive care units are becoming overwhelmed. So Anita. Do we expect to see a surgeon Corona virus Deaths, infections are rising fast and many of the states Yeah, You know, that's the one thing that the president and others keep saying is people aren't talking about the death rate, which is actually as you mentioned not as heights, the infection rate that's going up But you mentioned the hospitals. You know, with this infection rate being so high, you know, it's the shortage of beds that you know, governors and local officials are worried about. It's the shortage of test. It's the short of supplies. So you know, even if the death rate does not go up, it's still these supplies and tests that were needed around the country and these states that didn't have to deal with it. In the beginning, you know that warrant New York and New Jersey that really got hard hit are having to deal with that now. Arizona and Florida have Mohr confirmed cases per capita than any other country in the world. And Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning of a national testing emergency. He says that If infections continue to rise, he'll impose a new round of stay at home orders. Now, Cheryl, you actually wrote a story this week about the limitations of testing. In fact, you mentioned it right there in your headline. You said we can't test our way. Out of this. Tell us why an increase in testing isn't slowing the spread of this virus. It's because the virus is outpacing the testing. So governor's around the country tried to ramp up their testing throughout the spring, and many of them did, but they still weren't testing enough and in order to stay one step ahead of the virus. You've got to test. The experts say that states should see a positivity rate the percentage of tests coming back positive of 5% or lower. That's how they know they're staying ahead of the virus and keeping it in check. The virus is now spreading. It's spreading through asymptomatic people. The testing isn't keeping up. And that is why that could suspect to the first question. You asked me about restrictions. That's why Governor's air having to re impose restrictions because they not only are they not testing enough to assess the epidemic, they're running out of tests. Now we have a testing shortage. So we're in this kind of vicious cycle that Is
Trump claims border wall 'stopped Covid'
"The U. S would have a lot more coronavirus cases. Those comments coming as it continues, downplaying spikes, hospitals and hard hit state's worried about running out of bed visiting the U. S Southern Command headquarters. President Trump focusing on the help some of the military do for fighting drug trafficking via water and on land, which led him to talk about the border wall, which is actually fencing too hard in certain areas. But then Mr Trump suggested the wall is a health barrier, too. Especially with covet. That turned out to be very lucky for us that we had the wall or we would have been inundated whatever affect the wall might have. Three states with the highest number of cases are along the Southern border. California and Texas plus Arizona, where more than 25% of Corona virus tests are coming back. Positive. Bob Costantini Washington for Cash in the Rams, you Super Weather center tonight.
Dallas-Fort Worth Dog Confirmed To Be Infected With Virus That Causes COVID-19
"The family dog and Texas has a dubious distinction. A dog in Tarrant County, which is home to Fort Worth has become the first animal in Texas to test positive for Corona virus. The Texas Animal Health Commission says a private veteran area decided to test the two year old dog after its owners were confirmed. Tohave Cove in 19. The Texas state veterinarian says there's no evidence that pets play a significant role in spreading the virus to humans. Jim Krystle, a CBS
Texas Judge Refuses To Force Houston To Host State Republican Party’s In-Person Convention
"In Texas. The battle rages on between the city of Houston and the state's Republican Party. On Monday, delegates to the state GOP convention are to start holding committee meetings at Houston's Downtown convention center. But because of covert 19 concerns, says Mayor Sylvester Turner, I believe canceling The in person convention is the responsible action to take. A judge has refused the party's request to order the convention to go ahead. So attorneys for the Texas Republican Party planned to take their case to the Texas Supreme Court. Jim Ryan
Dog In Texas Confirmed COVID-19 Positive
"In Tarrant County, which is home to Fort Worth has become the first animal in Texas to test positive for Corona virus. The Texas Animal Health Commission says a private veteran area decided to test the two year old dog after its owners were confirmed. Tohave Cove in 19. The Texas state veterinarian says there's no evidence that pets play a significant role in spreading the virus to humans. Jim Krystle, a CBS News
Texas expected to set another statewide coronavirus record
"Have seen the two highest numbers of Corona virus cases across the country. And today in Texas health officials are expecting another statewide record. A bee sees Jim Ryan has more from Dallas. The total active case count in Texas is over 100,000 and another 105 people died of covert 19 Wednesday into Thursday. In some communities. Hospital beds are getting scares. Governor Greg Abbott has responded by suspending elective surgeries in more than 100 of the state's 254 counties. A new ABC
Coronavirus in Texas: San Antonio expands free testing to asymptomatic residents
"Is expanding Corona virus testing resource is at its test sites to help made high demand, Jennifer Harriet, deputy director of MetroHealth said Wednesday. The city facilitated Corona virus testing sites are now conducting an urgent testing through mouth swabs thes air. In addition to the polyamorous chain reaction tests, which were done with nasal swabs, Herriot says the site is providing the tests and no extra costs.
Montgomery County Judge offers to host GOP convention after Houston cancels
"Houston will not allow the Texas Republicans to have their state convention is planned, citing rising Corona virus cases in the city. And while the party sues the city, the county just to Houston's North is offering their space. I told them that we would be great host Mark Keogh is the county judge in Montgomery County, Texas. All that we asked They apply the same standards that they were going to do. In the city of Houston. The convention is to host 6000 delegates from around the state. Houston officials said it would be
Texas backtracks on collecting overpaid unemployment benefits
"And Texas also is not going to make you repay overpaid unemployment benefits in cases where it was the state's error and paying you too
Trump downplays virus surge
"President trump continues down playing the surgeon new positive virus cases across the nation the president insists the invisible enemy will be defeated but we're well on our way but from coast to coast officials are reporting gramma records of new cases on fox news channel's Hannity the president repeated an old line the more you test the more cases you find it's not just new cases though Texas and Florida set new single day death records Arizona continues reporting record highs for hospitalizations we see increases across the board governor Doug Ducey's among state leaders pulling back on re opening ordering indoor restaurants to operate at half capacity Sager mag ani Washington
Dallas - Texas Dog Confirmed To Be Infected With Virus That Causes COVID-19
"Nor Texas Dog has tested positive for Cove. In 19 The Texas Animal Health Commission announced in a statement that the Fort Worth area dog was confirmed to have the virus that causes Cove in 19 A dog was tested by a private vet as a precaution after its owners were confirmed to have Cove in 19. State veterinarian Dr Andy Schwarz says there is no known evidence that pets can transmit the virus, but they can catch it. His advice is that pets be restricted from contact with persons with the Corona
8 Dallas-area bars sue Gov. Greg Abbott for more than $1 million over closure order
"Eight North Texas bars are suing Governor Grant Abbott over his closure order due to Corona virus concerns. Bar owners are hoping to get a $1,000,000 from the governor, saying he's targeting standalone bars and not bars inside restaurants bowling alleys. The group suggest Abbott is playing politics with shutdown orders because his Corona virus task force is made up of hotel and restaurant owners.
"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..
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"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.