is the newsletters editor for the Tribune. Prior to that, he was a reporter for Quorum Report, a non-partisan online political newsletter focusing on the ins and outs under the Dome, for more than seven years – covering the waterfront from health and human services and redistricting to pensions and elections. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he started his journalistic career one day after the attacks of Sept. 11 in Lubbock, Texas, where he rotated through a slew of beats at The Avalanche-Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and studied at the University of Georgia's graduate school in journalism. When not at work, he actively attempts to convince himself he is adept at tennis with varying levels of success. And he has adopted the Austin custom of appreciating smoked meats and listening to music in grassy/muddy fields.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: A new study looks at contamination of Dickinson Bayou, America's lakes are getting saltier and an interview with Carrie Thompson of the Freshwater U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Software companies aim to personalize learning, Idaho experiments with online accounts for students to defray college prep costs and an interview with Candace Walkington of Southern Methodist University.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: Officials urge Zika testing in six South Texas counties, upcoming event discusses effect of "repeal and replace" of Obamacare on Texas and an interview with Tyler Curiel of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The Tribune hosts a conversation on the potential impact on Texas of the end of the Affordable Care Act with Anne Dunkelberg, Chip Roy and Avik Roy on April 24 in Austin. For more information on the event, click here.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: New water bills are renewing a battle at the Capitol over pumping in Hays County, bipartisan congressional effort launched against Trump water program cuts and an interview with Julie Nahrgang of the Water Environment Association of Texas.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Schools on the defense against student hackers, tackling the black student achievement gap and an interview with Sara Jones of the University of Houston.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: The GOP repeal and replace bill for the Affordable Care Act is pulled, another Zika case surfaces in Dallas County and an interview with Spencer Berthelsen, former managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: Water Day is celebrated at the Texas Capitol and across the world, budget cuts offered by Trump would affect Texas environmental programs and an interview with Carlos Rubinstein of the Texas Water Foundation.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: The House Public Ed chairman floats a $1.6B school funding plan, voters in New Mexico weigh soda tax to fund a pre-K program and an interview with Kelly Williams of the University of Texas at Austin.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: New analyses demonstrate the impact of GOP health plan on the numbers of uninsured, the return of the 24-hour resident shift and an interview with Jennifer Sanner of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: Trump administration starts process to eliminate environmental rule under Clean Water Act, the Meadows Center brings back wetlands guided tours and an interview with Meghan Hope of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Teachers report greater student fears of deportation, a new initiative to mentor students of color in math and an interview with Michael Roemer, 2017 International Educator of the Year.