John Reynolds Newsletters Editor

John Reynolds is the newsletters editor for the Tribune. Prior to that, he was a reporter for Quorum Report, a non-partisan online political newsletter focusing on the ins and outs under the Dome, for more than seven years – covering the waterfront from health and human services and redistricting to pensions and elections. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he started his journalistic career one day after the attacks of Sept. 11 in Lubbock, Texas, where he rotated through a slew of beats at The Avalanche-Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and studied at the University of Georgia's graduate school in journalism. When not at work, he actively attempts to convince himself he is adept at tennis with varying levels of success. And he has adopted the Austin custom of appreciating smoked meats and listening to music in grassy/muddy fields.

Recent Contributions

The Q&A: Amy Hardberger

Amy Hardberger is an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s School of Law. Her classes include Property, Land Use Planning and Water Law. Her areas of research are Texas Groundwater Law, Municipal Water Conservation, Energy/Water Nexus, Water Valuation and the Human Right to Water.
Amy Hardberger is an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s School of Law. Her classes include Property, Land Use Planning and Water Law. Her areas of research are Texas Groundwater Law, Municipal Water Conservation, Energy/Water Nexus, Water Valuation and the Human Right to Water.

In this week's Q&A, we interview Amy Hardberger, a water law professor at St. Mary's School of Law.

New HD-83 Ballot: It's Burrows v. Tarbox

State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, cast the lone "no" vote recommending the impeachment of UT Regent Wallace Hall, Jr. during a House committee vote on May 12, 2014.
State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, cast the lone "no" vote recommending the impeachment of UT Regent Wallace Hall, Jr. during a House committee vote on May 12, 2014.

Party officials on the South Plains late last week finalized replacement candidates for the Texas House seat being surrendered by Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.

The Brief: Restoration of Funding for Public Integrity Unit in Limbo

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her April 2013 drunken driving arrest, and Gov. Rick Perry vetoed funding for the public integrity unit, which is housed in the Travis County DA's office.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her April 2013 drunken driving arrest, and Gov. Rick Perry vetoed funding for the public integrity unit, which is housed in the Travis County DA's office.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that in the days before Gov. Rick Perry's indictment over his veto of funding for the public integrity unit, the Travis County DA's office had requested the next Legislature to restore most of the unit's funding.

Perry's Challenge: Syncing Calendars

Gov. Rick Perry leaves the Blackwell-Thurman Justice Center in Austin after his booking on Aug. 19, 2014.
Gov. Rick Perry leaves the Blackwell-Thurman Justice Center in Austin after his booking on Aug. 19, 2014.
Texas Weekly

The potential presidential hopeful must now work out a solution to his legal challenges in front of a rapidly approaching primary calendar.