Texas Standard: August 2, 2019

A surprise announcement from a Texas congressman. We’ll take a look at what Will Hurd’s exit from Capitol Hill means for the GOP and the Lone Star State. Also, so much for the honeymoon with the new Texas house speaker Dennis Bonnen, now caught up in a scandal. More on a secret meeting and the tale of the tape. And after another fire at a petrochemical plant, how Harris county Judge Lina Hidalgo plans to get the industry to take environmental protections seriously. Plus the Texas Tribunes Evan Smith with the week that was and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

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David Brown