Ross Ramsey Executive Editor

Ross Ramsey Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Before joining the Tribune, Ramsey 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 with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and the agency’s director of communications. Before that, Ramsey 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 the paper’s Austin bureau chief, and worked as a Dallas-based freelance business writer, writing for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Ramsey got his start in journalism in broadcasting, working for almost seven years covering news for radio stations in Denton and Dallas.

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The Texas Weekly Hot List

Texas Weekly

The primaries are on, and our biennial Hot List is back, ranking the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

The Quit List

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, who filed to run against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Dec. 9, 2013.
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, who filed to run against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Dec. 9, 2013.
Texas Weekly

It's not yet clear who will be returning to the Legislature in 2015, but the list of people who won't be back has started to gel.

Texas Secretary of State Steen Resigns

Secretary of State nominee John T. Steen, Jr. during the Senate Nominations Committee hearing on Feb. 11, 2013
Secretary of State nominee John T. Steen, Jr. during the Senate Nominations Committee hearing on Feb. 11, 2013

With the 2014 elections just underway, the state’s top election official — Texas Secretary of State John Steen Jr. — announced late Friday that he is resigning his post.

Staubach Endorses Carona Re-election

State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, speaking to the Senate after being appointed chairman of the conference committee on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on June 27, 2011.
State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, speaking to the Senate after being appointed chairman of the conference committee on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on June 27, 2011.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach endorsed state Sen. John Carona's re-election bid, choosing the incumbent over Dallas businessman Donald Huffines in next year's Republican primary.