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Chris Essig

Chris Essig builds data visualizations and news apps at the Texas Tribune. Before joining the team in February 2017, Chris spent almost six years in Iowa, including two and a half years as a developer at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids and three years as an online editor at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. He is originally from Illinois and will never complain about the winter weather here in Texas.

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The Mirador del la Flor, or Overlook of the Flower, unveiled in 1997, honors musician Selena Quintanilla-Perez.  The monument is located in downtown Corpus Christi overlooking the marina.
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How a fluke win diminished the political clout of Hispanic voters in this Texas congressional district

Last year, federal judges ruled that when Texas lawmakers redrew the 27th Congressional District in 2011, they did so in a way that diminished the political clout of Hispanic voters. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a redistricting case that includes CD-27, take a closer look at what's at issue in the district.

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