Todd Staples http://kut.org en Few Differences, Plenty of Attacks at GOP Lt. Governor's Debate http://kut.org/post/few-differences-plenty-attacks-gop-lt-governors-debate <p>The four Republican candidates for Texas Lieutenant Governor met last night in a debate broadcast across the state. And, as it’s been through the months leading up to the March primaries, the hour-long event showed few differences among the candidates when it came to policy. But that didn’t stop them from attacking each other throughout the night.</p><p>As a three-term incumbent, Lt. Governor <a href="http://www.daviddewhurst.com/">David Dewhurst</a> has been the main punching bag of his three challengers throughout the campaign. With each highlighting what they consider missteps by Dewhurst as reason to give someone else a chance at the job.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131881643&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:13:04 +0000 Ben Philpott 9663 at http://kut.org Few Differences, Plenty of Attacks at GOP Lt. Governor's Debate 3 out of 4 Lt. Gov. Candidates Agree: Teach Creationism in Texas Schools http://kut.org/post/3-out-4-lt-gov-candidates-agree-teach-creationism-texas-schools <p>The four major Republican candidates for Texas Lieutenant Governor met in the first televised debate of the race last night.</p><p>Current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst faced off against the men who want his job: Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, State Sen. Dan Patrick and Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples.</p><p>Three of those candidates spoke out in support of teaching creationism in Texas public schools – a move that would be unconstitutional.</p><p>The debate on <a href="http://www.kcentv.com/category/274620/republican">Waco TV station KCEN</a> focused on border security, the role of the Tea Party in Texas politics and education.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:27:58 +0000 Laura Rice 9370 at http://kut.org 3 out of 4 Lt. Gov. Candidates Agree: Teach Creationism in Texas Schools Texas Beef Industry Watches Futures in Wake of Mad Cow Discovery http://kut.org/post/texas-beef-industry-watches-futures-wake-mad-cow-discovery <p><a href="http://www.texasagriculture.gov/NewsEvents/NewsEventsDetails/tabid/76/Article/1838/statement-by-commissioner-staples-regarding-detection-of-bovine-spongiform-ence.aspx">Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples</a> says he doesn&rsquo;t expect the Texas beef industry will be significantly affected by a case of BSE &mdash; or mad cow disease &ndash; found in a California dairy cow.</p><p>The disease was discovered when the cow was selected for random sampling. It did not enter the food supply, and mad cow disease cannot be transmitted through milk.</p><p>Still, Staples and those in the <a href="http://kut.org/2012/02/the-long-road-back-for-texas-cattle-industry-2/">Texas beef industry</a> are watching the <a href="http://www.cattlenetwork.com/">futures markets</a> closely. Prices dropped immediately after the news of the discovery but rebounded overnight. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:15:12 +0000 Laura Rice 4099 at http://kut.org Texas Beef Industry Watches Futures in Wake of Mad Cow Discovery