Courtesy: Texas Lt. Governor website

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The  Texas  Legislature  has adjourned  a day early,  .  The  Senate  gaveled  out  shortly  before   9 p.m.   Tuesday.   That  came  hours  after  the state  House  surprised  everyone  by  adjourning  and declaring  that  it  would  not  come  back.  Lawmakers  are  going  home  without passing a property  tax reform  bill.  Lt. Governor Dan Patrick held a press conference putting much of the blame on House Speaker  Republican Joe Straus and cited other failed measures such as the so-called "Bathroom Bill" that stalled in committee.

Dr. Beverly Burden
Red River Radio / Dr. Beverly Burden

Airs Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502.

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GUNS & PROTESTS:  This next story is about GUNS and PROTESTS. Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia may affect how political rallies and demonstrations are handled in states across the country and in particular,  how states with OPEN CARRY OF FIREARMS and CAMPUS CARRY LAWS,  may be presented with both legal and public safety dilemmas.   A former Texas A&M student has organized a rally to take place on the university campus   September 11th, featuring white supremacist leader Richard Spencer.