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.
Greg Abbott's online appreciation for a tweet that called state Sen. Wendy Davisan "idiot" and a "Retard Barbie" highlights the high-risk, high-reward proposition of letting candidates handle their own social media.
Rick Santorum is backing state Sen. Ken Paxton's bid for attorney general. In a video endorsement, the former presidential contender said Paxton has a record of standing up to members of his own party "when they wander off the conservative line."
Following yet another legislative session without tuition revenue bonds since the last round was authorized in 2006, many universities — especially smaller, regional ones — are delaying their projects.
In a letter obtained by the Tribune late Thursday, a lawyer for embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall clarifies some of the motivations behind Hall's ongoing investigation into the system's flagship university.
Fewer college students will be required to have meningitis vaccinations, and new rules also make it easier for some students to opt out of the vaccinations. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.
As tensions remain between the University of Texas at Austin leadership and the University of Texas System, the university focused on the positive Thursday when it announced that it had broken its single-year fundraising record.
The notion that Texas Republicans make up two of the three parties in the Texas House is underscored by the latest round of endorsements in the race for the party's nomination to be the next attorney general.
The University of Texas at Austin's custodian of records informed the University of Texas System on Monday that all pending records requests from embattled Regent Wallace Hall are considered "cancelled, effective immediately."
UPDATED: Touting himself as a "proven conservative," state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, announced the launch of his campaign to be the state's next attorney general before a conservative crowd at the Plano Centre on Thursday evening.
State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, has released his first web video in his campaign to become the next attorney general. Titled "Come and Take It," it highlights his desire to challenge what he calls "an overreaching federal government."
Emily, Evan, Reeve and Ross discuss the beginning of yet another special session, the ongoing confusion about the existence of excrement at the Capitol and the effort to impeach a University of Texas System regent.