covers the environment for The Texas Tribune. She was previously a Dallas accountability reporter at the KERA in Dallas where she began as a Report for America corps member and then covered Dallas City Hall. A native of the Aldine area of Harris County, Alejandra studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Her first newsroom job was working at WLRN, South Florida’s public radio station, as an associate producer. Based in Dallas, Alejandra spends her spare time with her cat, Dakota, binge watching television dramas and reading romance novels.
Millions of Houston residents are expected to be under a boil water notice until Tuesday after a power outage at a water treatment plant. At least four school districts canceled Monday classes. Full Story
As the state’s environmental agency weighs new pollution limits on the plants, several lawmakers have filed bills that would put new restrictions on the facilities, which spew pollutants into mostly low-income neighborhoods. Full Story
One of three seats on the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the oil and gas industry, is up for grabs this election. Democrat Luke Warford is betting his campaign on the issues of electric grid reliability, regulatory enforcement and reducing emissions. Full Story
Brett Cross launched the protest Sept. 27, joined by other Uvalde families who say the school district hasn’t held five of its officers accountable for their part in law enforcement’s delayed action during the May 24 shooting. Full Story
The residents of Choate Road in southeast Dallas have seen the rise of Shingle Mountain, a more than 70,000-ton toxic waste dump that was created by a recycling company. Now they hope the city of Dallas keeps its promise to tear the mountain down. Full Story