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.
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, responding to a news report suggesting UT-Austin President Bill Powers' job might be in danger, said Thursday that Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell "never directed me to fire anyone."
Housing reforms quietly approved by Gov. Rick Perry late last year were intended to address concerns over fairness and transparency. But the unintended consequences could mean fewer affordable housing developments.
After announcing that Jason Embry, the Austin American-Statesman's Capitol bureau chief, was joining his media team, House Speaker Joe Straus has named another hire: Erin Daly, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings' communications director.
Texas medical schools have increased their enrollment by roughly 30 percent in the last decade to help meet the state's demand for doctors. But the number of medical residency positions available in Texas is not keeping pace.
The Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas merger makes the organization leaner and more efficient, advocates say. But they also hope it helps them defend their branches from intensifying anti-abortion legislation.
UPDATED: The boards of three regional Planned Parenthood branches — North Texas, Central Texas and the Capital Region — have voted to merge, forming a $29 million-per-year mega-organization with 26 clinics.
Former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner Buddy Garcia will fill a seat on the Railroad Commission that was vacated by Elizabeth Ames Jones, who is now a candidate for state Senate.
In a fiscal switcheroo, Texas could free up state dollars to fund the embattled Women's Health Program by seeking federal block grants for other programs, the state's health commissioner wrote in a letter to House Democrats on Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Perry took to the stage at an exclusive journalists' gala tonight to roast himself — and poke fun at the Republican presidential candidates. “It was the weakest Republican field in history," he joked, "and they kicked my butt.”
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the national child advocacy group Children's Rights cannot file its class-action suit on behalf of all 12,000 youth in Texas' long-term foster care system.