Cathaleen Qiao Chen

Cathaleen Qiao Chen , a junior at Northwestern University, has covered criminal justice and higher education, among other topics, at the Texas Tribune. A native of Xinjiang, China, she moved to the U.S. at age 8. She is studying sociology, journalism and creative writing at Northwestern.

Recent Contributions

Mark Graham

More Emergency Centers Gear Up to Get 911 Texts

In an effort to modernize the emergency call system, a national initiative looks to increase the use of text-to-911 technology. And with such service available at 27 call centers in 12 counties, Texas is a key participant in that effort.

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Vlad Busuioc

Texas Gets Poor Marks on Pedestrian Safety

Houston is the seventh most dangerous city in the nation for people on foot, according to a new report. Texas ranked as the 10th most dangerous state for walking commuters, with nearly 4,200 pedestrian deaths between 2003 and 2012.


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Bob Daemmrich

UT Board Chairman Calls for Regent Hall to Resign

Three days after a legislative committee said there were grounds to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, the chairman of UT’s board of regents said Hall should resign.


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Charlie Pearce

DPS Introduces New Mounted Patrol Unit for Capitol

The Texas Department of Public Safety is not horsing around with its new mounted patrol unit for the state Capitol complex. Formally introduced Tuesday morning, it includes three donated horses and four trained state troopers.

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