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Jordan Rudner is a reporting fellow for The Texas Tribune and a Plan II and history senior at the University of Texas at Austin. Jordan previously interned at KUT News and the Supreme Court of the United States. She spent five semesters in the dimly lit basement offices of The Daily Texan, including one semester serving as managing editor.

Recent Contributions

Ruth Jones McClendon (c), D-San Antonio, and Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, criticize Republican Senators and Gov. Rick Perry for an inadequate effort on April 28, 2011. Bob Daemmrich

San Antonio Special Election Likely Headed to Runoff

It's likely that no candidate will clear 50 percent in the special election for the unexpired seat in Texas House District 120, voters will be asked to come to the polls again this summer for — yes — an extra special election.

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George H.W. Bush (l) and George W. Bush Bob Daemmrich / Ralph Barrera

Bush 41, 43 Have No Plans to Endorse Trump

For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well.

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Animal control officers in Conroe, Texas captured a young female tiger wandering the streets on April 21 after widespread flooding in the Houston area. Conroe Police Dept.

No State Laws Keep Eye on the Tigers

A tiger left roaming the streets of Conroe after last week's floods has unearthed a unique complication: There are few statewide regulations regarding dangerous wild animals in Texas.

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Muliadi Soenaryo

Urban Woes Regularly Spill Onto UT Campus

A review of more than three months of UT-Austin police logs shows campus police routinely dealing with traffic issues, drug crimes and homeless people unrelated to the university.

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GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 15, 2015. Michael Stravato

Timeline: The Rise and Fall of the Cruz/Trump Bromance

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for the two leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. Less than a year ago, Ted Cruz was praising Donald Trump as "terrific."

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Who's a good boy? Monte Carlo is a good boy, and also the property of his owners in the eyes of the law, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday. Zandra Anderson

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Who Owns Dog

The dog days are over for a Houston family who successfully affirmed their ownership rights over a German Shepherd after a three-year legal battle that ended up at the Texas Supreme Court.

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