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.
Many Texas officials were disappointed with the details of a disaster aid bill currently moving through Congress. Rather than changing the bill in the Senate, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said a follow-up bill in November will do more for the state.
A federal judge in San Francisco is listening to an emergency request today by a pregnant, undocumented immigrant who's also a minor. She wants an abortion — and Texas, along with a handful of other states, is trying to stop it.
After campus officials at Texas Southern University halted his planned speech Monday, state Rep. Briscoe Cain said later that evening that he would be "very open to revisiting the issue" of returning to campus to speak.
Did you miss any news over the weekend? We have you covered here, on everything from Gov. Greg Abbott laying some groundwork for the 2018 elections to more talks over NFL players protesting during the national anthem.