is the community reporter for The Texas Tribune. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Journalism. She joined the Tribune in August 2016 as a newsletters fellow and later transitioned into a reporting fellow just in time for the 85th legislative session. Prior to coming to the Tribune, Alex worked for USA Today College as both a collegiate correspondent and their first-ever breaking news correspondent. She has also worked for the Daily Dot where she covered politics, race, and social issues.
Today is Election Day. Texans are being asked to decide on seven amendments to the state’s constitution, including two creating new property tax exemptions and one allowing professional sports teams to hold charitable raffles. Here's what's on the ballot.
House Speaker Joe Straus has said he will resign at the end of his term, prompting a scramble for control of the lower chamber. Here's who is running to replace Straus as speaker and those who have expressed interest in running.
A meeting between state Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over Confederate monuments on Capitol grounds ended with the governor supportive of removing a controversial plaque, according to Johnson.
Texas is home to more than 180 public symbols of the Confederacy, including around a dozen on the Capitol grounds. However, some state lawmakers are making efforts to remove some markers at the Capitol.
Tens of thousands of DACA recipients, many of them Texans, have until Thursday to submit their renewal applications for the Obama-era immigration program that the Trump administration has said will end early next year.