is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin and the reporting fellow based in Washington, D.C., where he is living and studying as part of the UT System's Bill Archer Fellowship Program. He is returning to the Tribune after working last fall as an engagement fellow, a role in which he wrote a variety of newsletters and programmed social content. This spring, he will report on news in the capital through a Texas lens and author "The Blast," the Tribune's premium politics newsletter. A lifelong Texan, he grew up in College Station before moving to Austin to attend school. Before the Tribune, Andrew was an editor and reporter at The Daily Texan.
Nehls tweeted that the police illegally entered his office and took photos of legislative documents, suggesting he was under investigation as political retribution. Capitol Police said they entered his office because it was open as routine safety protocol. Full Story
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