is the Tribune's managing editor. Previously, the Austin native worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, writing and editing stories about Texas and nearby states and overseeing a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics for the Austin American-Statesman, writing about everything from gubernatorial races to food stamp application backlogs. She spent her first year at the Statesman writing for the newspaper's weekly Spanish-language publication. She has also worked in Mexico City, where she wrote for publications including the Miami Herald's Mexico edition, Latin Trade magazine and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Her first reporting job was at the El Paso Times. Corrie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and Spanish.
When funeral directors from across the country gathered in Austin last week, they learned about Mexican traditions while honoring their colleagues who have died. Hispanics are underrepresented in the funeral industry in Texas and the nation.
A study released Tuesday reports that more than half of front-line fast-food workers in Texas and nationally rely on public assistance programs, a statistic one of the study's authors called "shocking."
More than 150 years after about 500 Wendish people came to Texas on a ship called the Ben Nevis, descendants of those immigrants and of others are striving to maintain their culture, customs and heritage.
During his marathon speech, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz talked on the Senate floor about how "Obamacare" would fuel higher insurance premium rates and force businesses to cut back on employee hours. The address only adds to the national attention that the senator is receiving.
The Univision stations in Austin, Dallas and Houston were No. 1 among adults ages 18 to 49 in July for total day viewing, prime time and late local news. And as Texas' campaign season heats up, candidates are taking note.