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Reeve Hamilton covers higher education and politics for The Texas Tribune and hosts the Tribune's weekly podcast. His writing has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The Texas Observer. Born in Houston and raised in Massachusetts, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.

Recent Contributions

 Bob Daemrmrich

Patrick: "I Have Consistently Supported" Open Carry

After saying Tuesday that open carry legislation didn't have the votes to pass the Senate and didn't reach the "level of prioritizing," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent out a press release on Wednesday signaling that he might be reconsidering.

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 Laura M. Castro

Judge Rules Against State in Veteran Tuition Case

A federal judge ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for Texas to deny free university tuition to a veteran who is a Texas resident now, but lived in another state when he enlisted. The decision could cost the state untold millions.

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 Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Inauguration Day and Canceled Investigations

Reeve, Ross, Emily and John recount the inauguration day festivities, look ahead to the first days of the state's new leadership and discuss the investigations that were canceled because of a veto by outgoing Gov. Rick Perry, who is embarking on a new adventure.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick Take Oath of Office

In a moment he called "highly improbable," Greg Abbott officially became the 48th governor of Texas in a ceremony on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. His wife, Cecilia Abbott, became the first Latina first lady of Texas.

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