Left in Texas Podcast: Oil, Gambling & BBQ

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In Episode 96 for the week of Jan 25th, Imad and I review the top headlines of the week. We discuss fantasy sports in Texas, the latest on the souring bromance between Cruz and Trump, the surprise twist in the Planned Parenthood investigation, and Kanye West getting Rosa Park’d at Franklin Barbecue. 

Check the show notes below and send us feedback at @LeftinTexas!

  • Ken Paxton ruling against fantasy sports betting FanDuel
  • Glenn Hegar testifies on dropping oil prices hurting transportation funds
  • Ted Cruz
    Endorsed by Rick Perry
    Called out by Trump as “Canada Ted”
  • Trump’s national spokesperson Katrina Pierson
    • Katrina Pierson, the national spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, on Sunday defended her call for a “pure breed” president by arguing that she was a “half-breed” like President Barack Obama.
  • Planned Parenthood cleared by Harris Co. grand jury, videographers indicted.
    • Dan Patrick requested GOP DA investigate
    • Gov. says investigation continues
    • DA stands by findings including indictments in video address.

Welcome to Texas
Kanye West sent to back of the line at Franklin’s
Injured Bald Eagle initially survives and is euthanized after being shocked on a powerline.
Austin store robbed of $70k MTG cards
Killeen teen suspended, assisted girl having asthma attack
Armed robber with hostage killed by Irving police in viral video
Guy shoots himself in church



About Author

Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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