Edgar Walters

Edgar Walters covers health care for The Texas Tribune, where he started as an intern in September 2013. When not in the newsroom or at the Capitol, he can be found on the volleyball court, where he stands 6'7".

Recent Contributions

Pay Caseworkers and Fosters More, New Chief Says

Hank Whitman, commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, took office May 1.
Hank Whitman, commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, took office May 1.

In a wide-ranging interview, Hank Whitman, the new commissioner overseeing Child Protective Services, explains how he thinks he can turn around a child welfare agency crippled by low morale, high turnover and a spate of high-profile child deaths.

What's Next for Abortion in Texas?

Anti-abortion activists on the Texas Capitol lawn on the first day of the second special session of the Legislature, July 1, 2013.
Anti-abortion activists on the Texas Capitol lawn on the first day of the second special session of the Legislature, July 1, 2013.

After the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that found a Texas anti-abortion law unconstitutional, state lawmakers here are already plotting a course for new rules that could limit the practice of abortion.