AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Abbott’s Bus Plan, Patrick’s Disney Opposition, and New Runoff Endorsements

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
April 8, 2022
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses Gov. Abbott announcing voluntary bus rides for illegal aliens to Washington, D.C., Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick saying he’s “done with Disney,” the governor endorsing in GOP runoffs and how that support is at odds with his pro-school choice statements, the Chick-fil-A and San Antonio airport controversy making headlines once again, a state senator dropping out of her reelection bid, the City of Austin considering a $15 million contract for COVID-19 vaccine marketing, the lieutenant governor releasing the Senate’s interim charges, updates on the performance of community-based foster care, Texas lawmakers looking to crack down on drug trafficking on the “dark web,” the date set for a special emergency election, and a cartel leader facing punishment for international drug trafficking.

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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.