Cattle use a tree for shade near Canadian, Texas, in late July, with temperatures rising above 100 degrees. A severe drought has caused shortages of grass, hay and water in most of Texas, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images

Drought Puts Texas Ranchers, And Cattle, At Risk

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139947317/139949339" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry meets with business leaders at a lunch in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

toggle caption Charles Dharapak/AP

Texas Job Growth Trend Stretches Back For Decades

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139688463/139696532" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Education Agency Administrators' Midwinter Conference in Austin, Texas, in 2001. Deborah Cannon/AP hide caption

toggle caption Deborah Cannon/AP

The Lone Star State Beginnings Of Rick Perry

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139583924/139587234" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A law enforcement official stands by as Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, left, arrives at the Tom Green County Courthouse on Thursday in San Angelo, Texas. Jeffs' much-anticipated Texas trial began on Thursday, with prosecutors claiming he sexually assaulted girls he manipulated into "spiritual marriage," and defense attorneys countering that their client's religious freedoms were trampled. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

toggle caption Tony Gutierrez/AP

Texas Trial Of Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Begins

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/138810854/138810882" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Johnson Space Center Reflects On Shuttle Program

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/138586958/138586909" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Edmund "Ted" Carpenter on a ship from a Greenland expedition in the 1990s. Adelaide de Menil hide caption

toggle caption Adelaide de Menil

Arctic Exhibit In Texas Highlights A Lifetime Of Work

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137771417/137825922" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

NASA Workers Saddened By Shuttle Program's End

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137695946/137682774" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Texas Urged To Stop Mexican National's Execution

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137666847/137666917" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Texas-Size Drought Dries Up Lake Travis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137491221/137491208" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Humberto Leal Jr., a Mexican citizen, has been on death row since 1995 for the rape and bludgeoning of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl. He's slated to be executed in three weeks. But the Mexican government says he wasn't informed of his rights. Courtsey of San Antonio Express-News hide caption

toggle caption Courtsey of San Antonio Express-News

Planned Execution Puts Mexico, Texas At Odds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137202798/137206116" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a United for Life event organized by a Hispanic anti-abortion group at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Sunday. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

toggle caption Richard Vogel/AP

Texas Gov. Perry Ratchets Up Conservative Credentials

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137168264/137168723" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Flaco Jimenez is one of the foremost players of conjunto, a Tejano musical style that developed after German and Czech immigrants brought the accordion to Texas. John Dyer hide caption

toggle caption John Dyer

Texas Gets The Accordion Bug And Never Looks Back

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136891051/136930308" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A flight attendant prepares to close a luggage bin on the redesigned 737. Thanks to the bin's new pivoting motion, passengers in the aisle seat will have more headroom. American Airlines hide caption

toggle caption American Airlines

Airline 'Sky' Cabins: Roomier And More Colorful

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136818890/136830298" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript