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.
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.
As Texas undergoes what could be the largest housing recovery effort in U.S. history after Harvey, potentially thousands of renters and homeowners in the state trying to rebuild their lives could be at risk for financial ruin.
Republicans in Texas' congressional delegation and the Trump administration are trading jabs over Hurricane Harvey relief aid, and a U.S. Border Patrol agent died on Sunday near Big Bend National Park.
Is it constitutional for the state’s transportation agency to use an accounting trick to add toll lanes to Texas highways — even though the state’s voters already decided against funneling more money toward toll lanes?
Incumbents and candidates on Saturday began filing for the March 2018 party primaries, when Texas voters will decide who should serve in state government's highest offices, in the Legislature and in Congress.