AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Governors’ Border Visit, Heartbeat Bill Lawsuit, More Redistricting

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
October 8, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses our reporter’s firsthand account of a press conference with Gov. Greg Abbott and a litany of other GOP governors at the Texas border, the latest on the legal challenges to the Texas Heartbeat Act, updates on efforts to finalize redistricting maps in the legislature, why lawmakers are still talking about the power grid, candidates lining up to challenge Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, the House and Senate at odds over a new agenda item from the governor, comparisons between schools with and without mask mandates, a recap of the debacle in Del Rio, a GOP senator receiving opposition from Trump, and an update on the sanctuary city for the unborn movement.


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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.