Texas Standard for July 17, 2017

Dennis Quaid or Eva Longoria for Senate? Tommy Lee Jones for governor? Texas Democrats are looking for star power. As the governor announces his reelection plans, who’s on the bench to top the ticket for the other party? And: Texas is tops in cattle, but we also take the top spot in something else you won’t hear about, agricultural land getting lapped up by foreign buyers. We’ll hear who’s buying and why. Also: Solar panels used to be promoted by energy companies as a smart way to save money. Now some of those same power companies want to charge you extra for using those panels. Plus: Discovering Robocop’s Texas accent. These stories and a whole lot more, today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardJuly 17, 2017 12:10 pm