runs The Texas Tribune’s social media efforts while strategizing with the newsroom to expand the organization’s reach and engagement across all platforms. He strives to ensure the Tribune is a leading voice every day in the conversation online around Texas policy and politics. A graduate of UT-Austin, Bobby spent his first year out of college at The Dallas Morning News as a reporting fellow, covering Texas politics and breaking news. He got his start in journalism in the poorly lit basement of The Daily Texan, followed by internships at the Houston Chronicle, KUT News and, yes, the Tribune. Born and raised in the Houston area, Bobby is a native Texan. He relies on a steady supply of Tex-Mex and Red Bull to survive.
President Donald Trump said in an interview with Axios that he plans to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship for the children of noncitizens. Legal scholars question whether that's constitutional. Here's what Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke have said. Full Story
In a series of tweets following Tuesday night's debate between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, President Donald Trump said O'Rourke would "blow it all" if elected. Full Story
"Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso," former first lady Laura Bush wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post. Full Story
Texas Tribune social media manager Bobby Blanchard and multimedia reporter Alana Rocha will interview reporters about election results and take voter questions as the Texas primary results roll in. Full Story
The Texas Tribune is excited to present its first Political Pick'em contest. We've selected 15 competitive Texas primaries and we want you to pick the candidates who you think will get the most votes on election night. Full Story
Russian nationals posing as U.S. citizens communicated with someone "affiliated with a Texas-based grassroots organization" during attempts to disrupt the 2016 election, according to a new federal indictment by the U.S. special prosecutor. Full Story