The best of our best content from Dec. 2-6, 2013.Full Story
Ayan Mittra joined the Tribune after working more than 10 years at The Dallas Morning News. He spent his first seven years there as a copy editor. In 2008, he moved to the political desk, supervising the daily presentations and working with reporters in the field. He then worked as a night city editor, supervising the coverage of late-breaking news. He was also on the editing team for the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions. A native of Beaumont, Ayan graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
In a new ad, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign touts his record, saying he's "conservative like Texas."Full Story
Root details Davis' gubernatorial announcement, Walters looks at the state's bid to attract more video game companies, Malewitz on a pledge from Railroad Commission candidates, Murphy and Aaronson design an interactive that looks at health plans in the federal marketplace, Aguilar details the latest immigration reform plan, Ramsey on the impact of Cruz's marathon speech, Batheja and Root on Abbott's American Airlines announcement, Satija spotlights a divide on global warming, and Hamilton describes how Prairie View is getting an on-campus polling site. The best of our best for the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, 2013.Full Story
We liveblogged The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Keynote track, which included conversations with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and state Sen. Wendy Davis, a talk on the Tea Party's goals and a session on efforts to turn Texas blue. Read the highlights here.Full Story
We liveblogged The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Energy track, which featured panel discussions on regulation, the shale boom, energy efficiency and the fight over electricity. Read the highlights here.Full Story
We're liveblogging this weekend from The Texas Tribune Festival's Criminal Justice track, which includes panels on guilt and innocence, juvenile justice, guns, and a one-on-one conversation with Attorney General Greg Abbott.Full Story
We have liveblogged each of the sessions from The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Immigration track. The sessions included panels on immigration reform, Latinos and the Republican Party, securing the border, and the Voting Rights Act.Full Story
We have liveblogged each session of The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Health Care track, which featured panel discussions on the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, new developments coming out of Texas, and abortion and women's health.
We have liveblogged each of the sessions in The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Higher Education track. Sessions included panel discussions on the future of higher education in the state, what's happening at non-flagship universities, governance and the role of regents, and the fight over paying student-athletes.Full Story
We have liveblogged each of the sessions from The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Public Education track, which featured panel discussions on early childhood education, charter schools, innovations in teaching and public education reform.Full Story
We're liveblogging this weekend from The Texas Tribune Festival's Environment track, which features panel discussions on the West fertilizer plant explosion, water, the future of parks and the fight over climate change.Full Story
Hamilton on UT rolling out some online learning opportunities for non-UT students, Ramsey on the challenges for some political candidates to gain traction, MacLaggan details a county's efforts to ensure the census counts all its residents, Murphy updates our campaign finance analyzer, Aguilar examines a case that could impact property rights along the border, Satija looks at benefits and challenges tied to the Eagle Ford Shale, and Batheja writes about three counties getting the OK to raise vehicle registration fees: The best of our best for the week of Sept. 2 to 6, 2013.Full Story
Grissom with two different reactions to two jail closures, Batheja on the latest effort to pass a transportation funding plan, Satija's look at an investigation into the potential impact of Eagle Ford Shale drilling on ozone levels, Murphy and Aaronson's map of life expectancy figures, Aguilar with a push to keep immigration reform in the spotlight, Root's exclusive interview with Abbott about his 1986 settlement and our second-ever 31 Days, 31 Ways series: The best of our best for the week of July 29 to Aug. 2, 2013.Full Story
Batheja on transportation funding negotiations, Hamilton examines a debate over how to save a Central Texas river, Ramsey on a political race that could be a good fit for Davis, Luthra on education efforts regarding the federal health insurance exchange, Serrano on college credit for veterans, M. Smith on Abbott's story of adversity, Murphy creates a campaign finance analyzer, Root on Abbott disputing claims he had a deal with Perry, Dehn's video of the HB 2 signing and Aaronson on an expected climb in Medicaid enrollment. The best of our best for the week of July 15 to 22, 2013.Full Story