The Playlist

The Playlist: Education

Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks at a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford on Nov. 12. State Sen. Wendy Davis, who is also running for governor, speaks to veterans at Luby's in Forest Hill the day before.
Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks at a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford on Nov. 12. State Sen. Wendy Davis, who is also running for governor, speaks to veterans at Luby's in Forest Hill the day before.

With the leading gubernatorial candidates providing insights into their thoughts on education policy this week, we decided to begin our Texas news-inspired playlist this week with "Education" by Modest Mouse.

The Playlist: Standing on Shaky Ground

A road in the Eagle Ford Shale area in South Texas. The natural gas drilling boom is straining the region's rural roads. More than 1,000 loaded trucks are needed to bring a single well into production.
A road in the Eagle Ford Shale area in South Texas. The natural gas drilling boom is straining the region's rural roads. More than 1,000 loaded trucks are needed to bring a single well into production.

After a spate of North Texas earthquakes and growing frustration among locals with the state's regulators, we start this week's news-inspired playlist with "Standing on Shaky Ground" by Delbert McClinton.