AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Beto O’Rourke’s Attack on Abbott, More Vaccine Lawsuits, New Laws Take Effect

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
January 7, 2022
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses Beto O’Rourke blaming the governor for child COVID hospitalizations, Abbott suing the Biden administration, a federal judge blocking a vaccine and mask mandate for the Head Start program, the state announcing a shortage in monoclonal antibody treatments, a lawsuit over vaccine requirements for Navy SEALs sees progress, new state laws taking effect, campaigns across Texas taking shape, the secretary of state delivering data on voter rolls, Sen. Ted Cruz’s Biden impeachment comments, the attorney general being sued over the state’s new election law, a Central Texas school district facing controversy over a superintendent scandal, and Dallas County looking to provide taxpayer-funded “affordable housing” with county-owned properties.


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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is a reporter for The Texan. He participated in a Great Books program at Azusa Pacific University and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. He has studied C.S. Lewis’s science fiction trilogy and in his spare time you might find him writing his own novel partly inspired by the series.