Texas Standard for January 21, 2016

Crashing oil prices drain hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Highway Fund. So I can gas up my car for cheap, but who’s gonna pay to fix the roads? Also: The Texas tax man says the sky is not falling, but in many cases cities are left holding the tab for road repair. And: Why is Texas billionaire Michael Dell placing big bets on tiny TV stations. Plus: How Uber and Lyft are forcing cities to bend the rules on background checks. Those stories and lots more on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardJanuary 21, 2016 11:43 am