is an engagement reporter for The Texas Tribune, which she joined in June 2017 after a stint as a fellow during the 85th Texas Legislature. She graduated in 2017 from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism. Cassi has previously reported for The Daily Texan, the university’s official student newspaper, and The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C.
The field for the 2018 elections crystallized Monday evening when Texas' month-long candidate filing period came to a relatively quiet close, and U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold is under more pressure after The New York Times published a report in which former staffers alleged the congressman bullied aides and had a volatile temper.
Sens. Uresti and Miles are under pressure after a report accused them of sexual misconduct, and a U.S. House committee is taking a harder look at sexual harassment allegations against U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold.
A closer look at Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, U.S. Rep. Al Green’s failed attempt to impeach President Donald Trump and a new report from the Daily Beast has several anonymous sources making sexual misconduct claims against state Sens. Borris Miles and Carlos Uresti.
Small-business owners say a possible repeal of net neutrality could be a detriment, Democrats are looking at a crowded gubernatorial primary in 2018, and U.S. Rep. Al Green is still trying to impeach Trump.
Texas and minority rights groups are back in court today over the state’s voter ID law, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn knocked Democrats for threatening to shutter the federal government, and the U.S. Supreme Court greenlighted the Trump administration to fully enforce its travel ban.
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton announced Thursday he’s set to retire in 2018 amid a nude photo controversy, Texans may qualify for welfare benefits without ever getting them, and Texas has the fourth highest number of hazardous military sites that have cost tens of billions of dollars in cleanup so far.
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez denied reports Wednesday night that she had resigned ahead of a gubernatorial run, a deadline looms for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the state’s poverty rates have remained consistent as welfare has seen a big drop.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has a primary challenger for 2018, and the state’s largest pretrial system has been thrown into chaos after its bail bond system was declared unconstitutional.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s general counsel is poised to replace Don Willett on the Texas Supreme Court, Congress faces pressing issues such as Harvey funding and tax reform in its end-of-year sprint and The Washington Post foils an attempted sting.
From U.S. Rep. Joe Barton’s graphic online photo spurring speculation over his 2018 plans to a Texas ban on a common abortion procedure heading to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, here's what you may have missed over the holiday weekend.