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.
According to a report released Friday morning, Texas, New York and Virginia are suspected targets of a potential attack on Monday, though officials have not confirmed the threats credibility. Full Story
Republican women throughout the state say they feel alienated after recent comments by presidential nominee Donald Trump and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, leaving some to wonder what place they have in the party. Full Story
Amid concerns about "rigged" voting machines, both Gov. Greg Abbott and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst have expressed interest in legislation to add paper trail backups to the state's electronic voting machines. Full Story
There are scattered reports of outdated signs and poll workers providing inaccurate information as Texas holds its first general election since federal courts found the state's voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act. Full Story
Democratic challenger Pete Gallego accused U.S. Rep. Will Hurd of not doing another to distance himself from Donald Trump, while Hurd cited his rival's lack of legislative accomplishments during his own time in Congress. Full Story