is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and a 2022 summer reporting fellow. She has worked as a fellow at the Fort Worth Report and freelanced for The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Daily Dot and other Texas news publications. Previously, she served as editor in chief of The Shorthorn, UT-Arlington's student newspaper.
The rate increase will help replenish a state fund to maintain and operate cellphone networks in rural Texas. A court determined the state’s Public Utility Commission needed to restore $200 million in overdue money to the fund. Full Story
After years of telling his followers the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged, Jones admitted on the stand that the massacre was real. He is being sued in Austin by parents of one of the shooting’s victims. Full Story
The parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis are suing Jones for falsely claiming that the 2012 mass school shooting was a hoax meant to take away Americans’ guns. The trial is the first of three to determine monetary penalties against the Texas-based conspiracy theorist for his lies about the tragedy. Full Story
The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will still remain available by calling 1-800-273-8255, but experts say the new three-digit code will be easier to remember during mental health emergencies. Full Story
The Republican U.S. senator shepherded landmark gun legislation through the Senate last month. Between April and June, his disapproval rating went from 39% to 50%, according to a Texas Politics Project poll. Full Story
The Republican incumbent’s lead over his Democratic challenger shrank last month, according to a Texas Politics Project poll. The 6-point gap is smaller than when Republican George W. Bush ousted Democrat Ann Richards in 1994. Full Story