KUT Morning Newspod February 13, 2012
Drought’s Blow to Texas Cattle Industry
Texas is the undisputed king of beef. There are almost twice as many cows in this state as the second largest beef producer: Nebraska. But 2011 — the driest year in Texas history — delivered a huge blow to cattle ranchers. Now, as KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, there may be hope for the multi-billion dollar industry.
High Court May Revisit Pipeline vs. Landowners Ruling
In the next few weeks, the Texas Supreme Court is expected to decide whether it might have made a mistake. The court is considering whether to re-hear a case it decided last year on the rights of landowners in Texas – and whether pipeline companies can take their land by force. Dave Fehling reports for State Impact Texas.