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.
Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Attorney General Greg Abbott may well use a court ruling against the abortion sonogram law to their political advantage — to lure anti-abortion voters to the polls, and fuel their fire against so-called “activist” judges.
We spent the month of August telling you 31 ways the Legislature's decisions will affect Texans. It's your turn to weigh in. Tell us how the decisions made by lawmakers this session will affect you or someone else you know.
In his nearly 11 years as governor, Rick Perry has helped make Texas one of the most restrictive states for women seeking abortions. With every legislative session, and every election, his opposition has grown increasingly emphatic.
Gov. Rick Perry has at times been inconsistent in applying his states' rights beliefs, raising questions even among Republicans about whether his stance is as much campaign positioning as a philosophical commitment.
Gov. Rick Perry routinely attacks federal health care reform, but he has so far revealed little on the presidential campaign trail about what his own “Perrycare” could look like — or how much changing American health care will figure into his candidacy.
If Rick Perry felt like the center of the universe in his first 18 years, he couldn’t have been faulted for it. Life in his tiny hometown of Paint Creak revolved around children — their school, their scouting, their sports.
DAY 5 of our month-long series on the effects of new state laws and budget cuts: The Rio Grande Valley’s longest-running helicopter ambulance will be permanently grounded this fall — and state budget cuts were the final straw.
Rick Perry, a state representative with multiple sclerosis and the spine surgeon who performed the governor's July 1 adult stem cell transfusion are laying the foundation for the commercialization of the controversial procedure in Texas.
When Gov. Rick Perry emerged from back surgery on July 1, he tweeted that his “little procedure” had gone “as advertised.” The possible presidential contender didn’t reveal that he’d undergone an experimental injection of his own stem cells.
Along the Texas-Mexico border, colonias residents tell identical stories: of migrating with dreams of safety and prosperity, of getting swindled into buying worthless land, of sticking it out so their children will get educated. And of getting sick.