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.
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.
Minutes before remarks from first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday, longtime labor organizer and onetime Texas lieutenant governor candidate Linda Chavez-Thompson had the Democratic National Convention’s Hispanic Caucus on its feet.
State Rep. Stefani Carter of Dallas is headed to an unlikely place for a Republican — the Democratic National Convention. As a surrogate for Mitt Romney’s campaign, she will be crafting Republican media responses to Democratic messages.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro on Tuesday night gave a Democratic National Convention keynote that reiterated Barack Obama’s 2008 message of hope, from the promise of recent immigrants to the dreams of Americans reaching for the middle class.
Complete with childhood pictures and an interview with his mother, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro stars in a new web video released by the Obama campaign ahead of his Tuesday night keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
The return to power of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is unlikely to be accompanied by the corruption that used to plague the party, say Arturo Sarukhan, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
Two of Texas’ top Democratic women — Houston Mayor Annise Parker and longtime state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio — revved up an early morning crowd of state delegates on Tuesday, painting Texas Republicans as on the fringe.
Texas delegates at the Democratic National Convention want to believe that the selection of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for the keynote address is a sign that the national party is beginning to consider Texas a state in play.
The executive director of the state's $3 billion cancer institute said Friday that news retired cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong would be stripped of his Tour de France titles would not affect the agency's partnership with him.