AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Battle Over Mask Mandates, Arrest Warrants for Democrats, Gender Modification Bans

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
August 13, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” our team covers a lawsuit brought by Democrats against Governor Abbott and Speaker Phelan, updates on arrest warrants for absent lawmakers, fissures among Texas House Democrats, a Senate filibuster of GOP-backed election reform, funding for the legislature temporarily restored after threats from Abbott, developments in Republican efforts to ban gender modification procedures for children, school districts implementing mask mandates in defiance of the governor’s orders, trillions spent on an infrastructure package in D.C., the ongoing battle between a county judge and commissioner in Dallas County, and how localities are seeking to implement mask mandates of their own.


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Michelle Arledge

Michelle Arledge is the Marketing Manager for The Texan. Previously, she worked as the digital marketing manager for both the Manhattan Institute and City Journal magazine in New York City. A Dallas native, Michelle graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a degree in political science. Outside of work, Michelle spends time worshipping coffee, singing show tunes, and hanging out with her husband and their two rescue dogs.