Ross Ramsey Executive Editor

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Before joining the Tribune, Ross was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly for 15 years. He did a 28-month stint in government as associate deputy comptroller for policy and director of communications with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Before that, he reported for the Houston Chronicle from its Austin bureau and for the Dallas Times Herald, first on the business desk in Dallas and later as its Austin bureau chief, and worked as a Dallas-based freelance business writer, writing for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Ross got his start in journalism in broadcasting, covering news for radio stations in Denton and Dallas.

Recent Contributions

Texas Democrats Adopt 2014 Platform

Democratic nominee for governor Wendy Davis in a crowd of supporters at the Democratic state convention on June 27, 2014.
Democratic nominee for governor Wendy Davis in a crowd of supporters at the Democratic state convention on June 27, 2014.

Like the Republicans before them, Texas Democrats ended their state convention by voting out a platform. Unlike the Republicans, they put it on the internet right away for curious political junkies. 

Dallas County Preparing for 2,000 Immigrant Children

A Guatemalan flag in the window of the Hackney Training Complex at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas where hundreds of minors are currently housed. Texas has seen a dramatic increase in minors crossing the border into the US
A Guatemalan flag in the window of the Hackney Training Complex at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas where hundreds of minors are currently housed. Texas has seen a dramatic increase in minors crossing the border into the US

Dallas County could house up to 2,000 immigrant children now being held by the Department of Homeland Security on the Texas-Mexico border, County Judge Clay Jenkins said at the Texas Democratic Party’s convention on Saturday.

Texas Democrats Rally Around Davis, Van de Putte

Democratic nominee for governor Wendy Davis (r.) and lieutenant governor Leticia Van de Putte at the Democratic state convention in Dallas, Texas, on June 27, 2014.
Democratic nominee for governor Wendy Davis (r.) and lieutenant governor Leticia Van de Putte at the Democratic state convention in Dallas, Texas, on June 27, 2014.

In speeches that combined homespun biography and harsh political attacks, Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte accepted the Texas Democratic Party's nominations for governor and lieutenant governor. 

Analysis: Multiple Takeaways From Davis' Filibuster

Protesters filled the Texas Capitol in June 2013 when state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, filibustered a bill on abortion regulations.
Protesters filled the Texas Capitol in June 2013 when state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, filibustered a bill on abortion regulations.

It's been a year since Wendy Davis' filibuster against new abortion restrictions. Texas Democrats have used the filibuster as a rallying point, while some Republicans are using it to talk about changing the way the Senate does its business.