writes about the challenges facing Texas’ largest metro areas as they experience unbridled growth. He joined the Tribune in October 2016 and is the organization’s first reporter based in Dallas. The Texas Tech University graduate spent more than 13 years at The Dallas Morning News, where he covered transportation, local government and politics.
A new report that looks at the growing socioeconomic gap between the rich and poor in Dallas County found that African-American and Hispanic residents continue to bear the brunt of falling incomes, and all 11 of the county's poorest census tracts are majority-minority neighborhoods.
State Rep. Pat Fallon beat state Sen. Craig Estes for a seat in the Legislature's upper chamber, while state Sen. Bob Hall held off state Rep. Cindy Burkett. Meanwhile, Angela Paxton won Texas' most expensive state Senate primary.
In the six months since state and federal officials decided to use the biggest housing recovery in modern history to rewrite the nation's disaster playbook, neighborly networks and organized charity have buoyed disheartened Texans on the coast.
After Tryon Lewis said on Thursday that he's leaving the five-person board that oversees the Texas Department of Transportation, a Dallas magazine reported Friday that Victor Vandergriff is also planning to leave the commission.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit annual local governments' property tax revenue growth to 2.5 percent. To increase revenue beyond that, governments would need approval from two-thirds of voters.
by Brandon Formby, The Texas Tribune and Jill Cowan, The Dallas Morning News
Will a years-in-the-making Texas bullet train be derailed? In our three-part series in partnership with The Dallas Morning News, we explored the obstacles facing a private firm's plans to build America's first high-speed rail line.
Texans successfully fought back against tolled highway projects in 2017. Meanwhile, motorists are now forbidden to text while driving and ride-hailing companies emerged from the legislative session with a major victory.
A state lawmaker has asked the attorney general to weigh in on whether the state's transportation agency can use voter-approved funds to rebuild or expand highways that will also include toll lanesalongside them.