Texas Standard For November 3, 2017

The Texan who heads the House Science Committee: and who opposes arguments on climate change, won’t be going back to Washington. Lamar Smith’s announcement not to seek re-election comes as his colleagues take the wraps off a new tax reform plan – one that Democrats call a giveaway to the rich, and the Republicans claim will benefit the middle class. So what does it mean for Texas? We’re asking questions. And: There’s a new I-35 rivalry between teams that aren’t even in their respective cities. Confused? So are a lot of soccer fans. We’ll explain. Plus: A preview of the Texas Book Festival, the week that was in Texas Politics and much more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardNovember 3, 2017 11:28 am