AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Mask Mandates, Lawmaker Reactions to Afghanistan, Remain in Mexico Policy

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
August 20, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” our team covers the disputes between localities and the state over mask mandates, Texas lawmaker responses to the Afghanistan conflict, a judge ordering the Remain in Mexico policy to be reinstated, the long-awaited release of census data, school finance accountability grades, renewed conflict among state officials over the power grid, Governor Abbott testing positive for coronavirus, three new sanctuary cities for the unborn, and a battle over police staffing ballot language in Austin.


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Michelle Arledge

Michelle Arledge is the Marketing Manager for The Texan. Previously, she worked as the digital marketing manager for both the Manhattan Institute and City Journal magazine in New York City. A Dallas native, Michelle graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a degree in political science. Outside of work, Michelle spends time worshipping coffee, singing show tunes, and hanging out with her husband and their two rescue dogs.