Texas Standard For August 6, 2018

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is sounding the alarm about his Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke. We’ll take a look at why Cruz says the race is “too close for comfort.” And: Steer clear of the Koch Brothers! That’s the message from national Republican leaders after the Kochs’, unhappy with Trump’s trade policies, said they’d back some Democrats. Also: hot and dry. Weather experts say this year’s drought is bad. But how does it compare with 2011 when Texas farmers lost billions in agriculture? Plus: Wind insurance rates are going up, again. We’ll explain why even Texans who live far away from the coast will feel the effects. And we look at how some Houston neighborhoods have changed since Hurricane Harvey. That and more on today’s Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardAugust 6, 2018 11:41 am|