Alana Rocha Multimedia Reporter

Alana Rocha joined the Tribune staff as the multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She's covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and most recently in Austin as YNN's lead political reporter. Her work at the cable news outlet took her around the country reporting from the presidential campaign trail. A native of Tampa, Florida, Alana received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Florida.

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Dewhurst to Again Appear at Lt. Gov. Debate Solo

State Sen. Dan Patrick is headed to a GOP primary runoff with incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
State Sen. Dan Patrick is headed to a GOP primary runoff with incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

After refusing to participate in a closed-door debate in the Houston area on Tuesday, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick will miss a chance Thursday to publicly face his May runoff opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst because of a scheduling conflictBut the pair will appear together at a forum in Kerrville Friday.

Chronicler of Presidents is Bringing Four Together

Mark K. Updegrove, director of the LBJ Library, with, President Jimmy Carter. Updegrove is hosting an April summit featuring four presidents.
Mark K. Updegrove, director of the LBJ Library, with, President Jimmy Carter. Updegrove is hosting an April summit featuring four presidents.

The lineup for the upcoming Civil Rights Summit hosted by the LBJ Library and Museum is the latest accomplishment for the library's director, Mark K. Updegrove.

Patterson, Staples Weigh In on Lt. Gov. Runoff

State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, speaks to supporters in Houston after primary election results indicate he is heading into a runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, speaks to supporters in Houston after primary election results indicate he is heading into a runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

Jerry Patterson and Todd Staples offered differing takes on Tuesday on how the May runoff between their former lieutenant governor primary opponents — Dan Patrick and incumbent David Dewhurst — might turn out.

Livestream: Primary Night Updates From Trib Reporters

We'll be bringing you live interviews and analysis from the Texas Tribune newsroom on the results of tonight's primary elections starting at about 7:30 p.m. Stay tuned or follow our Twitter feed (@TexasTribune) to know when to tune back in.

We'll be bringing you live interviews and analysis from the Texas Tribune newsroom on the results of tonight's primary elections starting at about 7:30 p.m. Stay tuned or follow our Twitter feed (@TexasTribune) to know when to tune back in.

Perry Talks 2012, 2016 on Iowa TV

Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he will return to Texas to reassess his campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he will return to Texas to reassess his campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday took questions from the Iowa media on lessons learned from his failed 2012 bid for president, the possibility he'll run again and his take on hot-button issues.