is editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won a Peabody Award, nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and eight honors 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. Ramshaw serves on the board of the Pulitzer Prize.
The attorney general's office has ruled that no laws prevent the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from allowing foreign medical schools to send students to complete their training in Texas hospitals.
Ahead of a Friday deadline to decide, Gov. Rick Perry’s office has reaffirmed that Texas will not implement a major tenet of federal health reform — a state-based online marketplace for consumers to purchase coverage.
The federal government will halt funding for Texas’ Women’s Health Program on Dec. 31, the country’s Medicaid director wrote in a letter to state health officials the day after her boss, President Obama, was re-elected.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, narrowly kept her seat on Tuesday night. One of the Democratic Party's rising stars, she fended off Republican state Rep. Mark Shelton in a bitter campaign contest.
All eyes are on the Fort Worth matchup between state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic incumbent, and her Republican challenger, state Rep. Mark Shelton — and not just because it is expected to be a nail-biter.
Jack Stick, a former Austin state representative, past municipal judge and current deputy inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, was arrested Sept. 11 and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Ken Armbrister, Gov. Rick Perry’s legislative director, said Tuesday that the governor told him he would run for re-election in 2014. But a spokeswoman for Perry quickly rebuffed her colleague's statement, saying no decision had been made.
In a new campaign ad, state Rep. Mark Shelton, R-Fort Worth, accuses his SD-10 opponent, incumbent Democrat Wendy Davis, of violating ethics rules and hiding details about her public sector legal clients.
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.