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The Texan Podcast
63 minutes | 4 days ago
Weekly Roundup - May 7, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup”, the team gives updates on constitutional carry, the Heartbeat bill, homeless camping, federal overreach, transgender athletes in public schools, and bail reform. They run through the results of local elections in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, as well as Austin’s homeless camping ban initiative, Lubbock’s abortion ban, the 6th Congressional District, a controversial amendment to a rural broadband bill, and the Texas Senate’s mask mandate.
63 minutes | 11 days ago
Weekly Roundup - April 30, 2021
On this week’s “Weekly Roundup”, our team discusses the governor’s position on constitutional carry, census numbers and how they’ll affect Texas’s congressional districts, a proposal addressing critical race theory, the Texas House reevaluating its mask requirement, homeless policy comparisons, a local official chiding the president’s border policies, two Texans receiving nominations from the Biden administration, the challenges facing broadband expansion, and two lawsuits from state officials.
65 minutes | 18 days ago
Weekly Roundup - April 23, 2021
On this week’s “Weekly Roundup” podcast, our reporters discuss budget night in the Texas House, a lawmaker looking to allocate money to the border wall, the status of constitutional carry, billions in subsidies given to businesses opposing election reforms, the latest federal campaign finance reports, a preview of a special election in Congressional District 6, the latest border apprehension numbers, the state launching a COVID-19 vaccine ad campaign, and the latest in Austin crime numbers.
65 minutes | 25 days ago
Weekly Roundup - April 16, 2021
This week’s “Weekly Roundup” podcast, our reporters discuss the disaster act bills, the Texas attorney general suing the Biden administration, bills aiming to ban sex-change procedures for minors, primary election delays, the retirement of a Texas congressman, property tax proposals looking to lessen the burden on taxpayers, Cruz going to bat against the MLB, a Dallas homeless ministry looking to resolve conflict with the city, and a Dallas city council race focused on police defunding.
58 minutes | a month ago
Weekly Roundup - April 9, 2021
On our Weekly Roundup podcast, the reporting team covers Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s comments on the corporate reaction to election integrity legislation, a bill to make Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary,” Governor Abbott’s jab at vaccine passports, COVID-19 numbers post-mask mandate rescission, the future of border wall construction, and a statewide elected official setting the stage for a challenge against Attorney General Ken Paxton.
60 minutes | a month ago
Weekly Roundup - April 2, 2021
On this week’s “Weekly Roundup,” the reporters cover committee hearings in the Texas legislature relating to constitutional carry, George Floyd, police defunding, homeless camping bans, church opening protections, election integrity, and taxpayer funded lobbying. The team also discusses a visit to McAllen to cover a border visit by U.S. senators, the one year anniversary of “15 days to slow the spread” of COVID-19, utility regulator reforms, and the state budget.
66 minutes | a month ago
Weekly Roundup - March 26, 2021
On this week’s “Weekly Roundup,” the reporters cover alcohol to go passing the Texas House, Democrats delaying the movement of election integrity legislation, updates on bills related to the gender-changing procedures, state senators being denied access to an unaccompanied minors facility, a Democratic mayor calling out President Biden over the border crisis, a lawsuit involving Native American tribes’ ability to worship at the Alamo, a look at why gas prices have skyrocketed, and more.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Weekly Roundup - March 19, 2021
On this week’s Weekly Roundup podcast, the reporting team covers state leaders battling over blackout electricity repricing, an Abbott-appointed PUC commissioner resigning, the governor’s press conference covering child trafficking prevention efforts at the border, election integrity bills filed in the legislature, border encounters breaking a 20-year record, a Texas congressman going after congressional earmarks, one bill filed to dismantle a state agency and another to abolish daylight saving time.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
Weekly Roundup - March 12, 2021
On this week’s “Weekly Roundup,” the reporters discuss the rescinding of COVID-19 restrictions, public universities’ approach to mask mandates, legislation seeking to address “Big Tech” censorship, a slate of proposed election security measures, Texas democrats decrying the border crisis, the City of Austin seeking to keep their mask mandate, Congress’ latest COVID-19 stimulus package, Planned Parenthood being bumped off Medicaid, and Texas sending the National Guard to the border.
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Weekly Roundup - March 5, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the reporters discuss Governor Abbott’s rescinding of statewide coronavirus restrictions, the latest ERCOT firing and PUC resignation news, energy industry fallout since the blackouts, a bill that would rename an Austin overpass to spite the mayor, the Texas Pandemic Response Act, the Alamo Cenotaph, and President Biden’s comments about Texas’ reopening.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Weekly Roundup - February 26, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup”, the reporters discuss blackout and ERCOT drama, legislative priorities from L.t Governor Patrick, Gov. Abbott’s address on winter storm action items, special election news in HD 68 and CD 6, Biden’s immigration policies relating to unaccompanied minors, a halt of the president’s deportation pause, developments on Planned Parenthood and Medicaid, Gina Carano and The Mandalorian’s connection to Texas, and Austin homelessness ballot language discrepancies.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Weekly Roundup - February 19, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” our reporters Brad Johnson and Daniel Friend discuss the state’s major energy crisis by breaking down ERCOT, how they responded, and how lawmakers plan to move forward.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Weekly Roundup - February 12, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” our reporting team discusses the Dallas Mavericks national anthem controversy, gun control proposals from Texas legislators, a proposed tax on natural gas flaring, reactions to Biden’s border policies, developments on gambling in Texas, proposed changes to gendered language in state code, a bar’s license suspension due to COVID-19 regulation violations, and more.
61 minutes | 3 months ago
Weekly Roundup - February 5, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” our team discusses the governor’s state of the state address, federal fundraising numbers, Texas House committee assignments, the governor’s comments on limiting his own emergency powers, developments with Planned Parenthood and Medicaid, a potential reinstatement of the homeless camping and lying ban in Austin, rare earth processing in Texas, human and drug smuggling across the Texas-Mexico border, and gun purchases continuing to spike.
63 minutes | 3 months ago
Weekly Roundup - January 29, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” our team discusses a special election for a Texas House seat, Beto O’Rourke eyeing a run for a statewide position, a conservative caucus outlining legislative priorities, the battle between state and local governments, Dallas distributing COVID-19 vaccines, the City of Austin purchasing a hotel to house the homeless, Texas blocking a deportation freeze from the Biden administration, and a bevy of legislative proposals from state lawmakers.
64 minutes | 4 months ago
Weekly Roundup - January 22, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” our team discusses executive orders from the Biden administration affecting Texas, public school revenues in the age of coronavirus, bonds issued by school districts, drama in Dallas over elections, fundraising numbers from the “Big Three,” the Alamo being referred to as a symbol of “whiteness,” a special election slotted for Saturday, confederate monuments attacked by a Texas House member, and a proposed grant for the “Walker, Texas Ranger” reboot.
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Weekly Roundup - January 15, 2021
On our Weekly Roundup podcast, the reporting team discusses the opening day of the 87th legislative session, rules changes in the chambers, and the election of a new Texas House speaker. They also cover updates to the Tinslee Lewis story, Trump’s visit to the border in Texas, public school dropout numbers, and a bill filed to address implicit bias in law enforcement.
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Weekly Roundup - January 8, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup” our reporters discuss the insanity in DC surrounding the certification of the Electoral College votes, the coronavirus protocols of the opening days of the 87th legislative session, new bill proposals relating to emergency powers, big knives, and annual legislative sessions, news in North Texas about COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the retirement of a mayor, and an impending special election.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Special Edition: Top Stories of 2020
This week on a special edition of The Texan’s podcast: our reporters discuss the top stories of 2020, including state and local government’s response to the coronavirus, the fight over mail-in ballots, and the 2020 general election.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Interview: Commissioner-Elect Jim Wright Talks Texas Energy Sector
Railroad Commissioner-elect Jim Wright joined The Texan’s reporter Brad Johnson to discuss his campaign, Texas’ energy sector, and his coming job on the regulatory board. In the interview, the political upstart Wright explains what the Railroad Commission does and details his plan for serving on the body.
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