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Third special session nears its end (Nov. 7, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: While today is Election Day in Greater Houston and across the state, it's also the last day of the third special session of the Texas Legislature. We discuss what was accomplished -- and mostly what wasn't.

Signs that display "Seat Belts, Vaccinations Both Save Lives" can be seen along I-10 in Louisiana. This photo was taken between Lafayette and Lake Charles.

Town Square

Understanding COVID vaccinations, Texas politics and early voting

Posted on · Having trouble keeping up with headlines in Texas politics? Experts explain the legislature’s third special session and early voting. Plus, in light of the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, we discuss COVID complications and vaccines.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (center) visits with Barbara Alexander of Bedford as she receives her COVID-19 shot from Arlington firefighter Andrew Harris at a mass vaccination site inside the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in Arlington, Texas, Monday, January 11, 2021. Alongside local and state officials, Abbott provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Texas.

Town Square

Here’s what we know about the Governor’s vaccine mandate ban, the cost of the pandemic and vaccines for young children

Posted on · A pediatric infectious diseases expert and a health economist discuss vaccines for children under 12 and the cost of the pandemic. Plus, we dive into Governor Abbott’s latest executive order to prohibit vaccine mandates.

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Town Square

The ‘Party Politics’ Of Third Special Session of the Texas Legislature

Posted on · The co-hosts of Party Politics join Town Square to examine bills allocating $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds and COVID vaccine mandates at the local and state level.

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