AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Vaccine Mandate Ban, Border Reopening, Election Audit Pressures

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
October 15, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses Governor Abbott’s latest vaccine mandate ban after mounting GOP pressure, the U.S. opening the border with Mexico and Canada for fully vaccinated non-essential travelers, Trump placing pressure on the Texas House speaker to pass an election audit bill, an Abbott primary challenger affecting state agency policy, backlogs at Southwest Airlines, a pilot seeking a vaccine exemption at United Airlines, issues within the Texas foster care system for children without placement, the Texas House approving its redistricting maps, a bill requiring public school athletes to compete according to their biological sex making progress in the legislature, and yet another lawmaker retirement.


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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.