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Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith is an investigative reporter with a focus on income inequality. She joined the Tribune in November 2009, and has previously covered politics and public education. In 2013, she received a National Education Writers Association award for "Death of a District," a series on school closures. After earning a bachelor's degree in English from Wellesley College, she moved to Austin in 2008 to enter law school at the University of Texas. A San Antonio native, her work has also appeared in Slate, where she spent a year as an editorial intern in Washington D.C.

Recent Contributions

Shelby Knowles/ Texas Tribune

How Is Ken Paxton Paying For His Criminal Defense?

How Ken Paxton is paying for his high-octane legal defense team is one of the ongoing puzzles in the criminal case against the Texas attorney general. Paxton has said he is not using public money or government funds, but that leaves more questions than answers.

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Texas Sheriffs, Jails on Immigration Front Line

The federal government stands poised to deport immigrants who commit serious crimes in the United States — provided someone else catches them first. The success of federal efforts to detain criminal immigrants depends largely on local sheriffs.

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