Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2019

TribCast: Lewd texts and school finance scuttlebutt

On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Emma and Patrick about the pre-session school finance scuttlebutt, a big Obamacare ruling out of Texas and a state senator facing allegations he sent lewd texts.

State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown during a March 22, 2018 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services hearing.


The Texas Tribune put this podcast on hiatus in August 2023 due to staffing changes in the newsroom. The TribCast was The Texas Tribune’s weekly political podcast, hosted by Matthew Watkins and featuring a rotating cast of editors, reporters and other guests.

 More in this series 

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Support independent Texas news

Become a member. Join today.

Donate now

Explore related story topics

Politics 86th Legislative Session Barack Obama Charles Schwertner Texas Senate