AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Third Special Session, Reactions to the Heartbeat Bill, Lottery Sales

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
September 10, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses the upcoming third special session, the controversial election reform bill finally signed by the governor, lawsuits taking aim at the Heartbeat Bill, fundraising numbers from Democrats who fled the state, an Austin-based company looking to aid those seeking abortions, the details surrounding the arrest of Allen West’s wife, what the latest COVID-19 hospitalization numbers mean for Texas, how the state has fared in terms of tax collections in 2021, record-breaking lottery sales, where the state’s takeover of Houston ISD stands, a Samsung plant coming to Central Texas with help from taxpayers, and finally — in another “Today in Texas History” segment — the 1900 hurricane that ravaged Galveston.


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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.