is the health and human services reporter and an associate editor for The Texas Tribune, where he started as an intern in 2013. Before that, he had a political reporting fellowship with the Berliner Zeitung, a daily newspaper in Berlin. He is a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked as an editor for The Daily Texan. When not in the newsroom or at the Capitol, he can be found on the volleyball court, standing 6 feet, 7 inches tall.
The lieutenant governor's race heated up Monday when Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson accused state Sen. Dan Patrick of lying about Patterson's stance on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. Full Story
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Belton Lake, and experts worry the species could jeopardize the water supply in Central Texas towns. Full Story
A spokesman for the Texas attorney general's office, citing a wording change in San Antonio's recently passed nondiscrimination ordinance, said the state is unlikely to file suit over the ordinance. Full Story
A new incentive program will allow some low-income drivers to pay reduced surcharges under the Driver Responsibility Program. Thousands of Texans' licenses have been suspended as a result of the controversial program. Full Story
Small-town hospitals are worried that a federal recommendation to cut costs by re-evaluating which rural hospitals receive higher Medicare reimbursements could threaten their financial security — and even prompt them to shut their doors. Full Story
UPDATED: Sixteen Democratic state lawmakers have called on the Texas Military Forces to process veteran benefits claims for same-sex spouses while it awaits an opinion from Attorney General Greg Abbott. Full Story