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.
Reeve, Emily, Ben and Jay gab about Gov. Rick Perry's legacy in light of his decision to not seek re-election, forecast the political dominoes falling as a result of the open governor's seat and check in on the abortion-related protests at the Capitol.
Reeve, Ben, Evan and Ross discuss the fallout from last week's filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Voting Rights Act, the effort to impeach a university regent and Gov. Rick Perry's coming announcement of "exciting future plans."
In a session largely marked by unfinished business in higher education, tweaks to the B-On-Time Loan Program are among the more noteworthy accomplishments, and could mean millions of dollars in savings for some universities.
Nobody does the news quite like Taiwan-based Next Media Animation, whose latest storyline is Fort Worth Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster of a bill that would have added restrictions on abortion.
The controversial member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents on the prospect of his impeachment, the motivations for his much-scrutinized actions and whether he believes UT-Austin President Bill Powers should be fired.
UPDATED: University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers said the school was "encouraged" by a U.S. Supreme Court decision to send a high-profile case regarding the use of race in admissions back to the 5th Circuit court.
UPDATED: Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman released a web video via Twitter, Facebook, and his website on Monday formally announcing his candidacy for the 2014 Republican nomination for attorney general.
UPDATED: State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, the House's chief budget writer and a critic of some current University of Texas System regents, said Friday he is confident he has the support needed to unseat UT Regent Wallace Hall.