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.
This year, Texas lawmakers met for an explosive legislative session that nearly ended in blows, the governor called an ambitious special session, a hurricane ravaged the coast and scandals rocked the state's members of Congress. Full Story
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced Wednesday morning she would file to run for Texas governor at the Texas Democratic Party's headquarters in Austin. Watch her make her campaign official and address the press. Full Story
After The Washington Post published a report Thursday alleging U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama sought sexual encounters with underage girls decades ago, his would-be colleagues from Texas are facing tough questions. Full Story
More than 50 are dead in Las Vegas after a gunman fired on a crowd of music festival attendees outside a resort in Las Vegas, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history according to the Associated Press. Full Story
We are kicking off the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival with a free, open-to-the-public community forum on race and justice. Join MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Slate’s Jamelle Bouie for a community forum on race and justice at 1 p.m. Full Story
Senate Republicans released their 142-page bill to repeal Obamacare on Thursday, ahead of a vote expected to take place next week. Several Texans are in the mix. Here's what you need to know. Full Story
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams said he dove for the dugout as a gunman began shooting Wednesday morning during a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and one of Williams' staffers were among those shot. Full Story