On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Robert Darden looks at the intersection of gospel and politics. As early as the 1940s, some artists were placing political messages on the b-sides of their records.
The end of the legislative session is less than a week away and lawmakers are moving quickly to keep bills they support alive. TPR’s Ryan Poppe reports that Tuesday was a frenzied day as legislators waded through pages of parliamentary delay tactics tagged for some of the more controversial bills.
Robinson ISD is making a third try at passing a bond to build a new middle school. More expensive bonds got voted down in November of 2011 and 2013. But school board trustees think $19.5 million dollars sounds about right. The election comes at a time when school districts across the state are taking on more debt.