is a political reporter for The Texas Tribune, where she helps with national campaign coverage, writes stories about the intersection of race and politics in Texas, and covers the hottest political news bubbling out of local communities. She is also one of the primary authors of The Blast, the Tribune’s subscription-only daily newsletter for political insiders. Alex was previously the Tribune’s community reporter, but she began her stint with the organization as a fellow in 2016. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism. She originally is from Massachusetts and is the best pingpong player at the Tribune.
The Washington Supreme Court issued a new order last week continuing the $100,000 per-day contempt sanctions it issued against the state in 2015 over its failure to adequately fund public schools. Full Story
Scary clown threats have stirred the fears of students, parents, and administrators at hundreds of schools nationwide, forcing leaders to determine how to respond seriously while preventing mass hysteria. Full Story
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan will be coming to San Antonio in mid-October to help U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, win his hotly contested seat against Pete Gallego — a rematch of their close 2014 contest. Full Story