is the primary political correspondent for The Texas Tribune, and editor of
The Blast, the Tribune's subscription-only daily newsletter for political insiders. Patrick logged countless miles on the 2016 campaign trail, covering the many Texas angles of the momentous presidential race. He previously worked for the Houston Chronicle's Austin bureau. He graduated in 2014 from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He originally is from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The special prosecutors in the securities fraud case against Attorney General Ken Paxton are asking the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reverse a lower court's ruling that voided a six-figure invoice they submitted.
Weeks after his first special session ended on a sour note, Gov. Greg Abbott has drawn largely positive reviews for his role as Texas' crisis-commander-in-chief amid the lead up to and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday another special session of the Texas Legislature won't be necessary to deal with the response to Hurricane Harvey. The Legislature isn’t scheduled to meet again until January 2019.