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.
Gov. Rick Perry has given public remarks countless times over his long tenure. Most have gone off withoutahitch. But he'll be best remembered for these gaffes or gasp-worthy moments that left him with some explaining to do.
Higher education has often been at the forefront for Rick Perry during his time as governor. Reeve Hamilton writes that Perry has had clear influence on the state’s colleges and universities and has emerged as a strong critic of rising tuition.
Boiling down Gov. Rick Perry’s legacy into a few bullet points isn’t easy. But reporters Reeve Hamilton and Jay Root look at some things people will surely remember years after Perry has left office. Their feature kicks off our 10-part series, The Perry Legacy.
In a special edition of the TribCast, we revisit some of the best moments from this year's live shows, with appearances by members of the Slate Political Gabfest, state Reps. Jason Villalba and Donna Howard, and the Jason Roberts Band.
The Academic Building at Texas A&M University was about to have its name changed to the "Governor Rick Perry ’72 Building," but the governor declined the honor. This inspired the first song on this week's playlist: "My Name" by Kevin Morby.
Texas Tech University expelled Tim Cole after he was arrested in 1985 and charged with rape. Cole died in prison, but DNA evidence cleared the way for a posthumous pardon in 2009. Now there's a push for Tech to award Cole an honorary degree.
Reeve, Evan, Emily and Ross talk about Texas Monthly's selection of Sen. Wendy Davis as its "Bum Steer of the Year," Texas A&M's plans to name a building after Gov. Rick Perry and what the governor might say in his farewell speech.
Reeve, Alexa, Ross and Evan discuss the seats in the Legislature that still have yet to be filled, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's policy priorities, and an effort to re-regulate tuition at the state's colleges and universities.