AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Gov. Abbott Responds to Mar-a-Lago FBI Raid, Former Richardson Mayor Sentenced for Corruption, Comptroller Investigates ‘Drag for Kids’ Event

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
August 12, 2022
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses Governor Greg Abbott accusing President Joe Biden of “squelching dissent” with an FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, Abbott’s offer to hire FBI agents dissatisfied with the organization, a former Richardson mayor sentenced to prison for corruption, the Texas Comptroller’s investigation into a bar that hosted a “drag for kids” event, an unauthorized and possibly illegal performance of the hit musical Hamilton, the City of Reno’s upcoming vote on whether or not to disincorporate, a conflict between Governor Abbott and Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller over the Texas power grid, the upcoming debate between Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’ Rourke, Texas Republicans petitioning to have some Libertarian Party candidates removed from the November ballot, Republican Faith Johnson outraising her Democratic opponent for Dallas district attorney, a court ruling on how the University of North Texas charges tuition to illegal immigrants, and Wise County joining other counties in declaring an invasion on the southern border.

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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.