is a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune and a journalism and history of the Americas junior at Northwestern University. Mariana has worked as a reporter and editor for The Daily Northwestern since her freshman year and has published work in sites such as The Washington Post, US News and World Report and La Prensa Gráfica. The Salvadoran native is always up for a good breakfast taco or a discussion on Selena's key role in today's Latino culture.
The upper chamber gave final passage to a bill that would ban what opponents call "partial-birth" abortions and put restrictions on donating fetal tissue, and initial approval to one that would ban doctors from performing dilation and evacuation abortions.
A Senate committee is scheduled to take up three bills Tuesday aimed at overriding local regulation of ride-hailing companies that prompted Uber and Lyft to leave Austin and other Texas cities last year.
In response to Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez's defense of sanctuary cities, Gov. Greg Abbott canceled $1.5 million in grants set to go to the county, leaving the Veterans Court program in a budget crunch.
Thousands of Texans gathered Saturday afternoon to protest President Trump’s refugee ban and border wall proposal, hearing from speakers like U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, that their efforts are making a difference.
Few of the 38 Texans in Congress plan on reaching out to constituents at in-person public forums during this congressional recess, according to a Tribune search of lawmakers' websites and social media.
Undocumented immigrant Miguel Angel Torres was on his way to deliver Valentine's Day chocolates to his daughter last week near Austin. Now, in what his family calls a case of mistaken identity, Torres is in an immigration lock-up near San Antonio.