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.
After helping several Republicans get elected to the Texas Legislature years ago, two prominent conservative groups are working to unseat them. Next week's GOP primary could test how much sway those groups still hold.
A year after the Texas Freedom Caucus first launched, the bloc of hardline conservatives in the Texas House is optimistic it will broaden its membership before state lawmakers head back to Austin in 2019.
The battle lines in a rural Texas GOP primary race have centered on school vouchers and gun rights, as Jim Largent, a superintendent in Granbury, alleges that state Rep. Mike Lang hasn't properly represented his district.
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.