Our daily digest is an update on the stories we’re following in Texas politics today. Here’s what we’re working on for 7pm:

 

Texas Toll Troubles:

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, millions of people in the Lone Star State are hitting the road. But some state lawmakers say tolls are burning holes in Texans’ wallets.

Our Max Gorden will have more on the statements putting Texas toll projects in the slow lane.

 

New Transportation Group Vows to Ease Traffic Woes:

The fight over how best to ease traffic congestion has prompted the formation of a new nonprofit.

Business groups, local elected officials and highway industry interests announced the launch of Texans for Traffic Relief Monday.

Spokesman David White joins us to discuss what they say are the biggest problems and ways to address.

 

Border Patrol Agent’s Death Still Unclear:

AP: FBI officials say they are investigating the death of a border patrol agent and injuring of another in West Texas as a “potential assault,” but they wouldn’t rule out that they were injured in some other way.

Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie Jr. said during a news conference at the FBI’s El Paso office Tuesday that the bureau is offering a reward of $25,000 for information that might lead to a resolution of the case.

The officials wouldn’t say why they believe the agents might have been attacked.

Agent Rogelio Martinez died Sunday after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body. His partner, whose name hasn’t been released, was seriously injured.

A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation told the Associated Press on Monday that investigators believe Martinez may have fallen into a culvert near Van Horn. The official said Martinez’s partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened.

 

Tax Reform Reservations:

The fast-moving effort to overhaul the tax code now rests in the hands of a small number of GOP Senators, several who are now voicing their reservations with the bill.

The question now: will Republicans have enough votes to get the measure over the finish line or will changes need to be made?

Our Washington DC Bureau reporter, Samantha-Jo Roth has the latest on where things stand.

 

Ag Commissioner Sid Miller:

Tuesday marked the second annual Texas Agriculture Memorial Day. It’s a time to honor Texas farmers and ranchers who have lost their lives or been severely injured while engaged in agricultural-related pursuits. It also recognizes those who have contributed to the Texas economy. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller joins us to discuss the state of Texas agriculture and we talk 2018.

 

Trump Pardons Turkeys:

The White House is getting ready for the holidays, from the arrival of the White House Christmas Tree to the traditional turkey pardoning. We introduce you to Drumstick and Wishbone.

 

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