John Reynolds Newsletters Editor

John Reynolds 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.

Recent Contributions

The Brief: Veto Investigation Could Affect Perry's National Ambitions

Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.
Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.

The grand jury investigation into Rick Perry's veto of funding for the Public Integrity Unit has drawn new national attention to the outgoing Texas governor who is weighing a return to the presidential sweepstakes.

Some Texas Parents Say No to State Testing

Waco ISD elementary school student, William Massey, wears a t-shirt that says "refuse STAAR" during a senate committee on education hearing on April 14th, 2014
Waco ISD elementary school student, William Massey, wears a t-shirt that says "refuse STAAR" during a senate committee on education hearing on April 14th, 2014

On the eve of the annual battery of tests known as STAAR, or State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, a small but growing number of concerned parents are opting their kids out of the required exams.

Wendy Davis to Have Neck Surgery

Texas Senator and Gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis greets a supporter following an education rally in Austin on April 14th, 2014
Texas Senator and Gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis greets a supporter following an education rally in Austin on April 14th, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis will have neck surgery on Wednesday morning, a procedure that her campaign described on Tuesday as "routine."