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Annie Daniel

Annie Daniel joined The Texas Tribune in 2014 shortly after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill where she studied both multimedia journalism and political science. Before moving to Texas, Annie interned at The Washington Post on their graphics team. She is now a proud member of the Tribune’s interactive data & visuals team where she develops interactives, analyzes datasets and creates graphics.

Recent Contributions

 Illustration by Anneke Paterson / Todd Wiseman

Dallas ISD, Travis County Added to Salaries Explorer

We've added the salaries for employees of Dallas ISD and Travis County to our Government Salaries Explorer. Use the explorer to view government salaries by gender, ethnicity, length of employment and more for more than 400,000 state employees.

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A Sharper Tool for Mining Public Education Data

We're pushing out our revamped Texas Public Schools Explorer, which lets you easily find graduation rates, test scores and more for all of the 1,219 school districts and 8,646 public school campuses in Texas.

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 Illustration by Anneke Paterson / Todd Wiseman

More than 400,000 Employees Now in Salaries Explorer

With a focus on the Houston area, our latest updates have pushed the number of state and municipal employees in our database to more than 400,000. Among the agencies we've added: the University of Houston and its campuses, the city of Houston and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

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 Spencer Selvidge

Revisit Starstruck, a Project on Texas' Newest Space Race

SpaceX and Blue Origin have big — and sometimes secretive — plans for commercial space flight from South and West Texas. While some of the companies’ new neighbors are hopeful, others fear the effects on wildlife and small-town life.

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 Graphic by Jacob Villanueva

Starstruck: The Fights and Flights Behind Texas' Commercial Space Race

A half-century after NASA began pursuing spaceflight from Houston, Texas has again become the center of an emerging space industry. SpaceX and Blue Origin plan to launch commercial rockets from Texas sites. But they haven't won over their neighbors.

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 Annie Daniel

Williams: Texas Must Expand Teacher Pool

In his first public remarks since announcing his resignation as the state’s education chief, Michael Williams said Saturday that the biggest threat to Texas education is the state's teacher shortage.

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 Illustration by Anneke Paterson / Todd Wiseman

Salaries Explorer Includes New Data for UT-Austin, Texas A&M

We've updated our Government Salaries Explorer to include new data for the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. We've also added Texas Woman's University to the Explorer.

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In Texas Jails, Hanging Most Common Method of Inmate Suicide

Of the 501 inmate deaths that have occurred in county jails since 2009, nearly a third of them were by suicide. Most of those suicides were by hanging, with inmates using objects jailers provided for them as ligatures.

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