Inside Texas Politics (10/16)

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by BRAD WATSON

WFAA

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM

As president, Gov. Rick Perry says he'd drill more and peel back environmental rules to create jobs. But what's the reaction from Texas Democrats, who've watched Perry for years? We'll ask our guest, State Sen. Royce West.

On Perry Watch: Another debate this week for the Texas governor; can he finally put in a strong performance?

The late Texas Gov. Ann Richards left her mark regarding the lottery and collegiate athletic conferences in Texas,  and how they're viewed has Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy in a Rant.

Republicans Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst are running for Senate in Texas, but their campaigns are exchanging charges over communist China. PolitiFact Texas checks it out.

Flashpoint examines what the Occupy Dallas protesters really want to accomplish.

Our Roundtable discusses the retirement of longtime Garland Rep. Joe Driver.

All this and your Sunday Funnies on this week's edition of Inside Texas Politics.

E-mail bwatson@wfaa.com

 

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