Emily Ramshaw is the editor of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won six national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and a general excellence award from the Online News Association. Before coming aboard as one of the Tribune’s original reporters, Ramshaw spent six years at The Dallas Morning News, where she broke national stories about sexual abuse inside Texas’ youth lock-ups, reported from inside a West Texas polygamist compound, uncovered “fight clubs” inside state institutions for the disabled and investigated a series of deadly transplants where patients received rabies-tainted organs. The Texas APME named Ramshaw its 2008 Star Reporter of the Year.
Speaking at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, House Speaker Joe Straus said he's "awfully sick" of the drama between regents and legislators that is making it the "only campus in the state of Texas that gets this much attention."
UT/Texas Tribune pollsters Jim Henson and Joshua Blank take a look at whether the indictment, in calling attention to Gov. Rick Perry’s view of the governor’s authority, will affect the power of the office after his departure.Full Story
Writer Ellen Sweets says Austin's "black problem" — the fact that it's the only fast-growing large city in the U.S. that's losing African-American residents — is rooted not in race but in the dissipation of a working class.Full Story
Susan Griffin, executive director of the National Council for the Social Studies, says Texas-based critics arguing that changes to AP U.S. history amount to historical revisionism are off the mark.Full Story
Check out Falling Behind, our 10-part series on the flip side of state leaders' aggressive pursuit of the "Texas Miracle" — from water woes and backed up traffic to missed opportunities in public education and climate change.Full Story
Grace Garcia, the executive director of the Democratic women-in-politics group Annie's List, was killed in a car accident in Waxahachie on Monday, the organization said early Tuesday morning.
Jay Kimbrough, a longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry and the point man for state agency crises through two Republican administrations, remains in serious condition following a Friday motorcycle accident.
Julián Castro will be President Obama's next secretary of housing and urban development, sources close to the San Antonio mayor said Saturday.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, the Republican frontrunner for lieutenant governor, has released an ad called "There You Go Again" that attacks incumbent David Dewhurst over what Patrick calls "desperate" claims.Full Story
Here's video from the first panel at our symposium on STEM education at UT-Dallas: Building Tomorrow's Workforce.Full Story