Texas Standard For September 19, 2018

A political upset in Texas: a Democrat-friendly district picks a Republican to fill a vacated seat less than two months out from the midterms. On top of last night’s Republican win by Pete Flores over Pete Gallego for a vacated state Senate seat, new numbers suggest that tight contest between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke might not be so tight after all. We’ll take a closer look. And: As frustration grows over rising student debt in higher ed: Texas’ top-ranked private university announces free tuition room and board, for those who qualify. Also: The sixth Rolling Stone, Texas’ own in the spotlight. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardSeptember 19, 2018 1:23 pm