Emily Ramshaw 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.
Check out Falling Behind, our 10-part series on the flip side of state leaders' aggressive pursuit of the "Texas Miracle" — from water woes and backed up traffic to missed opportunities in public education and climate change.Full Story
Grace Garcia, the executive director of the Democratic women-in-politics group Annie's List, was killed in a car accident in Waxahachie on Monday, the organization said early Tuesday morning.
Jay Kimbrough, a longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry and the point man for state agency crises through two Republican administrations, remains in serious condition following a Friday motorcycle accident.
Julián Castro will be President Obama's next secretary of housing and urban development, sources close to the San Antonio mayor said Saturday.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, the Republican frontrunner for lieutenant governor, has released an ad called "There You Go Again" that attacks incumbent David Dewhurst over what Patrick calls "desperate" claims.Full Story
Here's video from the first panel at our symposium on STEM education at UT-Dallas: Building Tomorrow's Workforce.Full Story
Full video of our panel discussion on the St. Mary's University campus in San Antonio on the future of Texas' electric grid, including efforts to bolster reliability through demand response and other efficiency tools.Full Story
Gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott has released a web ad attacking his opponent Wendy Davis over a federal probe into board members for the North Texas Tollway Authority that may include some documents from her law firm.Full Story
Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign has released a web ad called "Oh, The Hypocrisy" that attacks his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis over perceived conflicts between her legal clients and her work as a state senator.Full Story
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Patrick went head to head on immigration and border security on Univision in a Tuesday night event.Full Story
In a new web ad, gubernatorial frontrunner Greg Abbott talks about his plan for making Texas students high achievers in short order.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry, who's considering a repeat run for president, went on the Jimmy Kimmel show in Austin on Tuesday night, where he talked about music, marijuana decriminalization and whether he'll seek the presidency again.Full Story