Republican officials blame video games for the weekend’s mass shootings

U.S. 08/05/19, 04:29

Republican officials partially blamed the attacks of terror on violent video games after the mass shootings this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. “How long are we going to let, for example, and ignore at the federal level particularly, where they can do something about the video game industry,” ...

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

U.S. 06/21/19, 14:45

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border while accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis. The governor said at an afternoon press conference among Republican leaders and Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris that ...

Update: Texas’ GOP Senate leader says pot bill ‘dead’

U.S. 04/30/19, 11:20

The Latest on the Texas Legislature's attempt to lessen criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana (all times local):11:20 a.m.Texas' Republican lieutenant governor says he won't support reducing penalties for small amounts of marijuana, calling it "a step toward legalization."Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's opposition Tuesday followed a historic ...

Show focused on black fans, athletes finds SiriusXM home

Sports 03/23/19, 08:53

When Larry Robinson and Howard Robertson created a pilot for their sports talk radio program "R&R on Sports" in 2013, something was missing from the marketplace."At the time, there were no national syndicated sports radio shows with two African-American male hosts," Robinson says.The two Memphians, who have filled that void ...

Texas GOP leaders signal failed ‘bathroom bill’ won’t return

U.S. 01/09/19, 11:44

Texas Republican leaders are signaling that a failed "bathroom bill" in 2017 that targeted transgender individuals and upended the legislature isn't coming back.Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday called the issue "settled" and claimed victory, even though two attempts to restrict bathroom access for transgender persons never passed last session.New ...

Dan Patrick, top Texas conservative, in Washington ahead of Trump speech

U.S. 01/08/19, 13:55

A top Texas conservative, Dan Patrick, has been called away from his duties overseeing the opening of the state's legislative session for a meeting at the White House. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick headed Donald Trump's 2016 campaign in Texas and his trip to Washington comes as the president prepares to address the ...

Social issues could take back seat in new Texas Legislature

U.S. 01/08/19, 00:08

The Texas Legislature opens with Republicans having smaller majorities in both chambers as a result of electoral defeats, which suggests that hot-button social issues could take a back seat to such matters as fixing the state's flawed school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.That might ...

Bryan Cranston confirms ‘Breaking Bad’ movie in development

Entertainment 11/07/18, 17:06

Bryan Cranston has confirmed that a "Breaking Bad" movie is in development, though he's not sure he's in it. Following reports that "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan is prepping a two-hour movie connected to the AMC series, Cranston on Wednesday called into the sports talk radio show "The Dan Patrick Show" ...

Cruz-O’Rourke hogs the attention, but Texas ballot is loaded

U.S. 11/05/18, 23:36

The U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke has grabbed most of the attention, but Texas has a full slate of candidates on the midterm ballot.FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2016 file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd talks with a supporter at ...

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