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Second Reading Podcast: A Conversation with Perla Trevizo and Andrew Calderón about Operation Lone Star

| By: Texas Politics Project

In a new Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson talks with journalists Perla Trevizo of The Texas Tribune and ProPublica and Andrew Rodriguez Calderón of the Marshall Project about their team's collaborative reporting on Operation Lone Star.


No to bars, yes to football: Data Points from the Week in Texas Politics (August 14, 2020)

| By: Jim Henson

Governor Abbott reiterated benchmarks for suppressing COVID-19 in Texas, and kept the bars closed which is likely to be very unevenly received among some of his constituents, though a majority likely remains on board with the overall effort. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released sobering data that buttresses Abbott’s cause among the rationally minded. The Texas Black Legislative Caucus unveiled a legislative plan under the title of the George Floyd Act that would introduce some state-level policing reforms, while Donald Trump was admitting pursuing his own checks on some another uniformed public servants, the US Postal Service, in order to impede voting by mail. And there was big news about fall plans for those interested in college football – and public health. Read on for data and discussion related to these happenings from the week in politics.