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: 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.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: A new registry tracks concussions in Texas middle and high school athletes, heroin overdose deaths are spiking and an interview with Michael Morrisey of Texas A&M University's School of Public Health.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: The water fight between Texas and New Mexico heads to the Supreme Court, the promising future of the Trinity River and an interview with Katherine Romans of the Hill Country Alliance.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Newly elected legislators rush to make mark on education policy, the Trump administration reverses feds' stance on bathrooms and transgender students and an interview with Augustina Reyes of the University of Houston.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: Flu season is near peak and it is unusually deadly this year, Tom Price is confirmed as HHS secretary and an interview with Joseph Lamelas of the Baylor College of Medicine.