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.
Former state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, officially joined the Texas A&M University System administration this week. In honor of this and other high profile hires, we start our weekly playlist with Smokey Robinson's "Got a Job."
The Texas Association of Community Colleges on Tuesday announced the creation of a new Texas Success Center, designed to marshal the state's various approaches to student success and to advocate for related policies.
In a new web ad, Republican attorney general candidate Barry Smitherman invites voters to join his "conservative crusade" and highlights his experience in the "courtroom, boardroom and running major state agencies."
A legislative committee held hearings that raised questions about a University of Texas System regent's voluminous records requests of the system's flagship university, so we start our playlist this week with "Too Much Information" by Duran Duran.
Following a week of intense scrutiny from the Legislature, University of Texas System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster announced on Friday that he intends to recommend new policy changes in November.
The former general counsel for the University of Texas System told members of a legislative committee investigating a UT System regent that some regents' "clear intent" was to "get rid of" UT Austin President Bill Powers.
Reeve, Emily, Ben and Neena discuss the House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations' ongoing impeachment probe, Ted Nugent's involvement in the race for agriculture commissioner, and the lesser prairie chicken.
UPDATED: Records requests that University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall filed with the University of Texas at Austin were the subject of hours of testimony Tuesday afternoon during a legislative committee hearing.
In a new web ad, Republican Attorney General candidate Dan Branch highlights a bill he sponsored in 2003 requiring that students in Texas public schools be allowed to observe a moment of silent prayer or meditation.