is a developer at the Texas Tribune. Originally from Houston, he studied electrical engineering and solid state electronics at the University of Texas at Austin. Afterwards, he worked at Synthetic Pictures; specializing in post production, and wrote several web apps. After some time freelancing in Chicago, Chris moved back to Austin to join the Texas Tribune.
We've updated our Higher Ed Explorer, your go-to source for key statistics on how well Texas' 148 public and private colleges and universities perform. This easy-to-navigate interactive database lets you explore key academic, enrollment and cost records on all of Texas' institutions of higher learning.
We've updated our 2014 election brackets — our version of college basketball's March Madness — to reflect Tuesday night's elections. See who came out on top, or check detailed results on our election scoreboard.
The candidates have filed for the 2014 elections, and our election brackets — an idea lifted from the NCAA's March Madness basketball brackets — are back. We'll update these as officials from the state and large-county parties update their own lists.
Political parties, interest groups, trade associations and others regularly compile scorecards for legislative votes, comparing and ranking lawmakers based on their decisions on issues. Now it's your turn.
by Christopher Chang, Travis Swicegood, Noah Seger and Amanda Krauss
Texas Monthly's list of the best and worst legislators of the 83rd session doesn't come out until June 12, but why should Paul Burka and his colleagues have all the fun? Use this interactive between now and 6 p.m. Tuesday to select your own personal list.
by Ryan Murphy, Christopher Chang, Rodney Gibbs and Noah Seger
Texas has 148 public and private colleges and universities but no single source for easily finding statistics about how well they perform. This easy-to-navigate interactive database lets you explore key academic, enrollment and cost records on all of Texas' institutions of higher learning.
The primaries and the runoffs and the state conventions are now behind us, and the ballots for November are set. Here are our updated election brackets, including the latest results, showing the matchups on the general election ballot.
After months of campaigning and two weeks of early voting, it's finally time for the Texas primary. Use our election brackets to help you in your research and, after the results are in, to see which candidates advance.