This Week in Texas: ABC13 heads back to Austin for 3rd special session

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Sunday, October 15, 2023
This Week in Texas returns to Austin for 3rd special session
ABC13's political program, This Week in Texas, examines several new developments involving Houston's mayoral race and war in the Middle East

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- On an all-new episode of This Week in Texas, ABC13 heads back to Austin, where Governor Greg Abbott called a third special session to focus on the border, COVID mandates, and school choice.

Eyewitness News reporter Briana Connor speaks with an advocate in favor of vouchers, and we hear from legislators on both sides of the aisle as they talk through what we can expect in the next thirty days.

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Also, we look at the newest polling in the race for mayor of Houston, which forecasts a two-person race in a contest with 15 candidates.


A new poll from the Hobby School School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston reveals the race for Houston mayor comes down between Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and state Senator John Whitmire.

We will discuss the US involvement in the significant international development of the week.

Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Michael McCaul, talks about the violence and war in Israel after widespread terror attacks by Hamas.

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