This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses:
- Patrick revealing that he is “absolutely” running for reelection in 2026 at the 88th Session Kickoff and his thoughts on the Senate’s legislative priorities and relationship with the House
- The state unemployment rate falling below four percent for the first time since February 2020
- Gov. Abbott calling the Senate’s $15 billion property tax relief plan “a good start”
- Patrick releasing his committee assignments and chairmanships for the Senate this session
- A new Exxon Mobil refinery expansion boosting output by 250,000 barrels of oil per day
- A South Texas sheriff asking law enforcement in Texas and other states for help with the border crisis
- A report on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices at the University of Texas at Austin
- Controversy over a bill to prevent citizens and governments of hostile nations from acquiring land in Texas
- A federal judge in Dallas sentencing a human trafficker to 25 years in prison
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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.