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.
Traffic on I-30 on the eastern side of Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall on June 6. This stretch of highway has become known for bad rush-hour traffic, which is expected to worsen as the area population grows. A proposed private tollway running between Greenville and Wylie looks to relieve that congestion.
Funding for our state’s congested roads is running on empty — and maybe that’s a good thing, writes Dallas urban designer Patrick Kennedy. It's time, he says, to start changing how we think about transportation infrastructure in Texas.
photo by: Kenneth C. Zirkel / Marjorie Kamys Cotera
In a column written before her death earlier this month, Grace Garcia of Annie's List said she saw shades of Ann Richards' 1990 victory in Wendy Davis' and Leticia Van de Putte's campaigns this year.
The Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin.
"Marriage equality is coming, and Texas is ready for it," Kevin Nix of Freedom to Marry writes.
photo by: Christian Frausto Bernal
Javier Treviño, a Mexican congressman, says the future of energy independence in North America may depend on whether Texas and the rest of the U.S. embrace Mexico's sweeping new overhaul of its oil and gas industry.
Open carry advocates gather across from the Fort Worth Convention Center during the Republican Convention on June 5, 2014.
Gun rights advocates pose with the U.S. Constitution in downtown Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Sen. Wendy Davis, and Sen. Royce West took part in the Stand with Texas Women Rally at the Capitol on July 1, 2013.
photo by: Marjorie Kamys Cotera
Group from the Tarrant County Republican Party gather outside the Wiley G. Thomas Jr, Colisem where Texas Sen. Wendy Davis D-Ft.Worth is expected to announce her candidacy for Texas Governor
Melissa Conway of Texas Right to Life makes a case for why the anti-abortion movement is a justice movement.
photo by: Laura Buckman / Bob Daemmrich
Solemn ceremony gave way to a little political sniping on the last day of the Civil Rights Summit in Austin.
Klyde Warren Park, a five-acre space built on a platform over a freeway in Dallas, was completed in 2012, providing a lively, walkable link between downtown and neighboring Uptown.
Advocates for more pedestrian-friendly urban cores and communities say interest in making Texas cities more walkable is on the rise — a shift spurred in part by changing demographics and the state’s growing population.
Attorney General Greg Abbott speaking at TPPF closing luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014.
A big week for gay marriage in Texas has pushed the issue back into the political spotlight.
Ted Nugent at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
A tame 2014 down-ballot race picked up a little star power on Tuesday.
An abortion rights rally at the Texas Capitol on July 1, 2013.
The first day of arguments in a pivotal court battle have pushed Texas' new abortion restrictions back into the spotlight.