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.
During a news conference in which he announced the selection of his senior staff, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday that he wants to improve the educational foundation that students receive in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.
Tensions at the nearly 80-year-old Kilgore College have reached new — and possibly violent — heights amid allegations that the school was in the habit of improperly removing and disposing of asbestos from its buildings.
If he opts to run for president again, Gov. Rick Perry wants to ensure that his entry into the field bears little resemblance to 2011, when he jumped into the Republican presidential primaries with little preparation or forethought.
Reeve, Evan, Terri and Ross discuss the case of a schizophrenic man on death row, the spending cap for the next budget, Gov. Rick Perry's presidential prep work, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's latest lawsuit against President Obama.
Reeve, Emily, Ross and Morgan talk about Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's plans to sue the federal government again, squabbles over social studies textbooks at the State Board of Education and disagreements over who in the Legislature qualifies as "pro-life."
Little known outside the halls of Texas government, Daniel Hodge has become one of its more powerful behind-the-scenes figures. That's only becoming more true: He's expected to serve a key role in the new governor's administration.
Reeve, Ross, Emily and Aman discuss the status of the race to be Texas House speaker, the latest on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment, concerns about economic incentive programs and a coming cascade of elections.
Though Texas has weathered its first Ebola crisis, the virus is expected to return, said the new head of a state task force on infectious diseases. Brett Giroir is calling upon his unique background to prepare the state for when that happens.
Reeve, Aman, Emily and Evan discuss the latest drama in the search for the next House Speaker, review the first bills filed for the upcoming legislative session, and check in on Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's transition to his new post.
Abigail Fisher's case against the University of Texas at Austin over the consideration of race in admissions for students not admitted through the state's top 10 percent lawwas dealt another blow on Wednesday.