Less than two hours after gaveling in for the end of the second special session, lawmakers had already kicked off a third session and headed for home.

In Tuesday’s show, we look at how another session ended with no results on transportation funding, and we spoke to Transportation Committee Chair Larry Phillips and Speaker Joe Straus about what to expect in round three.


Oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford Shale generated $61 billion in 20 Texas counties last year, but the booming business is also causing hardship in small towns like Nixon. We looked at how the large trucks carrying much-needed supplies in the region are also tearing up the roads.


Plus, Democrat Harold Cook and Republican Rob Johnson weighed in on what the transportation battle means for the state’s top political leaders. Click the YNN logo below to see more.