is editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won six national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and a general excellence award from the Online News Association. Before coming aboard as one of the Tribune’s original reporters, Ramshaw spent six years at The Dallas Morning News, where she broke national stories about sexual abuse inside Texas’ youth lock-ups, reported from inside a West Texas polygamist compound, uncovered “fight clubs” inside state institutions for the disabled and investigated a series of deadly transplants where patients received rabies-tainted organs. The Texas APME named Ramshaw its 2008 Star Reporter of the Year.
On the campus of Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, and her Republican opponent Mark Shelton squared off on education funding, women's health, and of course, ethics.
In an SD-10 ad spot, Republican Mark Shelton accuses incumbent Democrat Wendy Davis of supporting higher taxes, taking campaign contributions from personal injury lawyers and "peddling her influence as a state senator."
At the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, I talked to Dr. Kyle Janek, executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission, and Chris Traylor, deputy chief commissioner, about the future of state health policy.
For a race that encapsulates Texas’ raging health care debate, look no further than Senate District 10 in Fort Worth — the matchup between incumbent Democrat Wendy Davis and her challenger, Republican state Rep. Mark Shelton.
On the heels of Julián Castro's Democratic National Convention keynote comes this comedy sketch the San Antonio mayor starred in for the city's 2012 Gridiron show. Look for cameos from Siri and Eva Longoria.
Two Latina Texans — actress Eva Longoria and College Democrats President Alejandra Salinas — graced the Democratic National Convention stage on Thursday night with messages that seemed targeted at young voters.
It didn't take long for the Twitter-sphere to decide that Julián Castro, the keynote at Tuesday night's Democratic National Convention, had a look-alike other than his identical twin: comedian Jimmy Fallon. Fallon was more than happy to play along.
A day and a half after San Antonio MayorJulián Castro’s rousing keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, his congressional hopeful brother, Joaquin Castro, made an unscheduled appearance before the Texas delegation.
Should Texas Democrats try to turn the state blue from the inside out or the outside in? That’s the strategic question behind the money tug-of-war between the state party and the national candidates who count on Texas to fill their campaign coffers.
Benita Veliz, a San Antonio 27-year-oldwhose parents brought her into the country on a short-term tourist visa nearly two decades years ago, became the first undocumented person to address a national convention on Wednesday night.