is the editor of TribTalk, The Texas Tribune's opinion page. He is also the Tribune's copy editor. A Richardson native, he attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned degrees in journalism and Spanish.
In 1981, Max Soffar was sentenced to death for the murder of three people at a Houston bowling alley. Soffar, who has spent three decades on death row, says his confessions were coerced. Prosecutors say that the case against him is solid, and police officers deny accusations of coercion.
Let Max Soffar — an innocent man on death row in Texas who is dying of liver cancer — spend his last days at home, writes Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project.
Hank Warner teaches a pre-advanced placement algebra course for ninth-graders at Bowie High School in Austin.
photo by: Marcel Oosterwijk
Adam Briggle of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group and Ed Ireland of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council face off over whether Denton voters should approve a ban on fracking in city limits.
Anna C. Dragsbaek of The Immunization Partnership writes that there are several other preventable public health threats in Texas right now that are far more menacing than Ebola — and that Texans would be wise to pay close attention to them.
Wayne Thorburn, a former executive director of the Texas Republican Party, writes that speculation over what a majority-Hispanic population will mean for Texas politics has ignored the fact that decades from now, “Hispanic” may not mean what it does today.
One of the many pipeline markers sprinkled across David Holland's family farm near Beaumont, Texas. Holland is involved in major litigation involving common carrier status against Denbury Resources, which built a pipeline across his land.
Antonio Garza, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and former Texas railroad commissioner, during a TribLive event on April 18, 2013.
photo by: Ivan Pierre Aguirre
A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter patrols over the Paso del Norte International Bridge between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on Tuesday March 27, 2012.
The JR Central N700 Series, a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train.
Does high-speed rail make sense for Texas? Peter LeCody of Texas Rail Advocates writes that it does and plans are moving ahead faster than most people realize, while Bernard L. Weinstein of SMU says the economics simply don't add up.
photo by: Marjorie Kamys Cotera
Gov. Rick Perry speaks to press a day after a grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power August 16th, 2014
photo by: Mark Graham / Cooper Neil
Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks at a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford on Nov. 12. State Sen. Wendy Davis, who is also running for governor, speaks to veterans at Luby's in Forest Hill the day before.
Sexual assault has emerged as a potentially potent new issue in the governor's race.