Analysis: Texas politicians await our instructions, but what do voters want?

If Texas politicians seem to be tinkering at the edges of major issues like the pandemic, electric blackouts and education, an election year is the best opportunity to set them straight.

Respiratory unit COVID-19 patient Earl Sprunger, 67, watches as RN Whitney Thiry checks him during a routine check-in at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.