AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Redistricting Maps, National Guard Vaccine Mandate, Special Election Results

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
October 1, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team talks about newly released Texas House and congressional redistricting maps, border plans from Texas’ GOP candidates for governor, two special elections to fill Texas House seats, the lieutenant governor wading into Senate races, COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the Texas National Guard, how Texas universities rank according to free speech metrics, the secretary of state responding to Trump’s request for an audit of the 2020 election, what the blocking of family unit illegal alien deportations will mean for Texas, and how rural hospitals may have to pause birthing services due to vaccine mandates and employee attrition.


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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.