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.
Now that the filing deadline has passed, the congressional and legislative candidates are scouting their field. Some are shoo-ins, others have a primary crowd and a few are seeking another chance at the Lege. Here's who's who.
Gone are the deer-in-the-headlights “oops” moments, the campaign blooper reels. They’ve been replaced with the familiar Texas governor beating his drum against the federal government, this time on women’s health and voter fraud.
Gov. Rick Perry said Texas will continue to fund the Women’s Health Program no matter what the federal government does. But Planned Parenthood won't be able to participate — and the program likely won't operate under Medicaid.
A new poll sponsored by Planned Parenthood found that 59 percent of likely Texas voters oppose efforts to keep the health provider's clinics out of the joint state-federal Women's Health Program. But the poll is likely to have critics.
In an uncharacteristically angry letter written as the Women's Health Program circles the drain, the state health commissioner is blasting the Obama administration's argument that Texas can't exclude Planned Parenthood clinics.