Texas Standard for August 24, 2016
Guess who’s coming to dinner? The mother of a transgender boy gets a long awaited RSVP from Ken Paxton. We’ll meet her today on the Texas Standard. And: Set-asides for higher ed students – the Lt. Governor wants to get rid of them, claiming it would cut the cost of college across the board. Do the numbers add up? Also: Cleared for takeoff – New rules set to open up the skies between Mexico and Texas. Fasten your seat belts, deal-seekers. Plus: Have you noticed? From fast food places to supermarkets across Texas, what’s with all the hullabaloo over Hatch chilies? More: The etymology of a native Texan noun that’s gone global. All that and then some today on the Texas Standard.