Alexa Ura Reporter

Alexa Ura covers politics and Latino voters for The Texas Tribune, where she started as an intern. While earning her journalism degree at the University of Texas at Austin, she was a reporter and editor for The Daily Texan. A Laredo native, Alexa is fluent Spanish-speaker and is constantly seeking genuine Mexican food in Austin.

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Burton, Shelton Face Off in Primary Runoff Battle

Tea Party candidate Konni Burton and former state Rep. Mark Shelton are vying to represent Senate District 10 in a Republican runoff election.
Tea Party candidate Konni Burton and former state Rep. Mark Shelton are vying to represent Senate District 10 in a Republican runoff election.

Former state Rep. Mark Shelton and Tea Party favorite Konni Burton are vying in a Republican runoff election for the state Senate seat left open by Wendy Davis. It's a swing district that both political parties are paying close attention to.

Abbott Campaign: Pre-K Plan Does Not Mean More Tests

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott after speaking to the media promoting his Pre-K-3rd grade education proposals on April 2nd, 2014 at IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio, Texas
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott after speaking to the media promoting his Pre-K-3rd grade education proposals on April 2nd, 2014 at IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio, Texas

After questions were raised about language in a policy proposal that appears to call for the biannual testing of pre-kindergarten students, Greg Abbott’s campaign is clarifying his early education plan, saying he is not calling for such tests.