is a Columbia-Institute for Nonprofit News reporting fellow. She recently interned on Bloomberg News’ financial regulations team after graduating from Columbia University’s Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. Largely raised in Vancouver, Canada, she previously reported on labor, public health, climate, politics and foreign affairs for various regional and national outlets there. Originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Alex speaks Vietnamese and enjoys a good bún bò Huế.
Ron Wilson, a Democrat who served as state representative between 1977 and 2004, pleads guilty to one count of tax evasion after trying to hide some of his income and failing to pay taxes over two decades. Full Story
Attorney General Ken Paxton pursued charges against Rogers, who was on parole when he voted in the 2020 primary election. But a judge tossed the case after a higher court said Paxton can’t unilaterally prosecute election crimes. Full Story
The Texas Tribune spoke to Texans across the political spectrum and asked them to make their case for why voting matters this year. The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 11. Early voting runs from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4. Full Story
Among other issues, the court will consider whether a law that updated the education code last year has any bearing on TEA Commissioner Mike Morath’s attempt to replace HISD’s board members over low academic scores. Full Story
County commissioners decided Tuesday that A&M still won’t have an on-campus early-voting location for the 2022 elections, despite admitting it was a mistake to eliminate it for the first time in years. Full Story