was an investigative reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune in the spring of 2017. She studied journalism and government at the University of Texas at Austin. She spent most of her college career at The Daily Texan, where she worked as the city-state reporter and, most recently, managing editor. Jackie has also worked at the El Paso Times as a reporting intern and the Austin American-Statesman as a social content producer.
Dozens of Texas cities have passed ordinances regulating payday and auto title lenders that are stricter than current state and federal rules. Some state lawmakers are hoping to eliminate them. Full Story
A local Austin coffee bar has been fighting the TABC since 2015 for the right to sell crowlers, aluminum cans filled with draft beer and sealed with a pull tab lid. Legislators are trying to prevent similar conflicts in the future. Full Story
Two state lawmakers say they'd like to question Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officials about a Texas Tribune investigation that highlighted out-of-state trips the state liquor regulators took to lavish resorts as far away as Hawaii. Full Story