ensures that our technology products align with our audience and brand objectives. As a member of the engineering team, she helps maintain and improve the Tribune's website, coordinates cross-departmental projects and conducts user research to improve reader experience. Becca joined the Tribune in 2010 as a journalist, and covered health care from 2012-2014. A founding member of the Tribune’s interactive data and visuals team, Becca developed interactive feature stories for the Tribune before moving to her current position. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural theory from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.
The Department of Family and Protective Services has ramped up its efforts to conduct predictive data analysis and reduce the high turnover of CPS caseworkers, the agency’s commissioner told a panel of senators on Thursday.
State senators will hold a hearing Thursday to assess Texas’ efforts to expand access to women’s health services across the state. Abortion rights advocates say an essential issue has been left off the agenda.
Explore how much water was used for oil-and-gas fracking operations in 10 Texas counties in 2012. In some counties, fracking water use in 2012 equaled at least half of the county's entire water usage in 2011.
UPDATED: For more than a decade, Texas has maintained the highest rate of people without health insurance in the nation. To help measure the impact of Affordable Care Act enrollment efforts, this interactive provides context on Texas' uninsured population.
To address shortfalls in Medicaid financing and billions in annual uncompensated care costs, Ted Shaw, president and chief executive of the Texas Hospital Association, issued a call to action to hospitals on Friday.
State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, is playing defense against two Republican primary challengers, Elisa Chan, a former San Antonio city councilwoman, and Mike Novak, a former Bexar County commissioner.
State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, released the first TV ad of her re-election campaign on Monday. Campbell is facing a primary challenge from former San Antonio City Councilwoman Elisa Chan and former Bexar County Commissioner Mike Novak.
Government officials and community-based organizations are working together to incorporate new rules, maximize their resources and educate uninsured Texans on how to take advantage of the federal health law.
The Texas Department of Insurance on Tuesday issued state regulations for health care "navigators," the workers who assist people seeking health insurance in the federal marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.
As several Hollywood celebrities prepare for the “Night of a Thousand Vaginas!” fundraiser to raise money for abortion procedures in Texas, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is calling on his tweeps to sign a petition protesting the event.
Several Texas congressional Democrats have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to initiate legal proceedings against the Texas Department of Insurance to stop the implementation of state rules on the federal navigator program.
Use this interactive to see how much the state has awarded individual regions for primary women's health care in 2014, the percentage of that money expected to be spent on family planning and the total anticipated clients.