AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Charter vs. Traditional STAAR Scores, Official Accused of Mishandling Uvalde Benefits, Smith County Constable Arrested

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
July 8, 2022
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses how public school districts compare with charter schools after the release of this year’s STAAR scores, calls to replace the official accused of mishandling benefits for families of victims of the Uvalde shooting, a Smith County constable arrested on charges of theft and official oppression, the Texas Supreme Court considering the limits of civil courts after one of them tried to shield abortion facilities, Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) response to conservative criticism of his bipartisan civics education bill, the Public Utility Commission getting stuck with a $200 million bill in obligations to rural telecommunications providers, and charges for the two men accused of smuggling dozens of people across the border, resulting in the death of over fifty people in San Antonio last week. 

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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.