Ryan Murphy News Apps Team Lead

Ryan Murphy plays a role in developing the Tribune's collection of data interactives (with a focus on mapping), conducts data analysis and currently maintains and updates the government employee salary database. Ryan graduated in 2010 with a degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as the web editor for The Daily Texan.

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Data App: Texas Reservoir Levels

The historic Texas drought caused statewide worries over potential water shortages when reservoir levels fell dramatically. Our interactive data app allows you to check the current status of the state's reservoirs. 

Interactive: Primary Care Workforce Shortages 2001-2011

If the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, Texas may see a surge in newly insured patients seeking primary care. As this interactive of primary-care workforce shortages from 2001 to 2011 shows, the number of physicians in your county isn't likely to keep up with demand.

Perry All Clear to Create Super PAC, Bring Funds Home

Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

Gov. Rick Perry and his now dormant presidential campaign committee, RickPerry.org Inc., are in the clear to create a new PAC or Super PAC with the remaining primary funds or to funnel those contributions to Perry’s Texas committee.