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Madlin Mekelburg is a reporting fellow for The Texas Tribune and a junior at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies journalism and French. Madlin previously worked at the Houston Chronicle as both a metro intern in Houston and as an intern in their Austin bureau covering the Texas Legislature. She has worked at The Daily Texan since her freshman year and has been an editor and writer, as well as co-host of the Texan Podcast.

Recent Contributions

 Tamir Kalifa for The Texas Tribune

Quiet Unease Marks Campus Carry Debut in Texas

On Monday at the University of Texas at Austin, there were few obvious signs that a new state law had taken effect allowing guns in university buildings. But some students and faculty members said the new law left them unsettled.

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 Bill Voss

Rural Landowners May Sue TxDOT Over Toll Road Plan

Bill Voss said he is prepared to sue the Texas Department of Transportation over the agency's handling of proposed routes for a toll road that would cut across his land in Grimes County. Several frustrated neighbors may join him.

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 Qiling Wang / The Texas Tribune

DMV Board Votes to Hike Some Vehicle Registration Fees

Over the objection of some local officials, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board passed proposals Monday that will impact how much Texans pay for vehicle registrations as well as potentially drive some private firms out of business.

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