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.
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.
State officials are reporting more than 380 human cases of the West Nile virus in Texas so far this year — and no region has been harder hit than North Texas. Here’s an interactive look at reported West Nile cases and deaths by county.
The Republican vice presidential hopeful's controversial plan for reforming Medicaid and Medicare bears strong similarities to bills Texas Republicans advocated for — and eventually passed — during the last legislative session.