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+Health newsletter: Texas lawmakers consider making it easier to get experimental drug treatments, using 3D printers to treat infertility and an interview with Zoltan Nadasdy of the University of Texas at Austin.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: A closer look at the regulatory structure of interbasin transfers, the Senate moves to protect the San Marcos River and an interview with Ashleigh Acevedo, an attorney at Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: A company tackles the challenge of interoperability with student data, a new trend emerges with the fidget spinner and an interview with Bradley Carpenter of the University of Houston.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: More folks could be "gone to Texas" to escape rising sea levels, a report urges recycling of oil and gas field wastewater and an interview with Tom Arsuffi of the Llano River Field Station.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Trump's first 100 days yield relatively few changes in education policy, schools scramble for subs and an interview with Stephanie Al Otaiba of Southern Methodist University.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: Increasing worries about a warming planet and disease threats, Earth Day marked by "march for science" rallies and an interview with Joshua Samuels of UTHealth.
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.