Alana Rocha Multimedia Reporter

Alana Rocha joined the Tribune staff as the multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She's covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and most recently in Austin as YNN's lead political reporter. Her work at the cable news outlet took her around the country reporting from the presidential campaign trail. A native of Tampa, Florida, Alana received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Florida.

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Which Texans Are Attending Next Week's GOP Convention?

Texas delegate checks out the floor of  the convention space before events begin at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday August 29, 2012 on the third day of the Republican National Convention events.
Texas delegate checks out the floor of the convention space before events begin at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday August 29, 2012 on the third day of the Republican National Convention events.

With a controversial presumptive nominee for president serving as headliner, a sizable sum of high-profile Texas officeholders are quietly sitting out the proceedings.

Watch Live: Gov. Abbott and Dallas Mayor Address Shootings

Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to speak on the Dallas police shootings at 5 p.m., joined by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown. You can watch a livestream of the speech here, courtesy of KDFW FOX 4.

Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to speak on the Dallas police shootings at 5 p.m., joined by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown. You can watch a livestream of the speech here, courtesy of KDFW FOX 4.

Abortion Ruling Leads Texas Politics News (Video)

The High Court overturns the state’s abortion regulations, the Texas Attorney General weighs in on the Fort Worth superintendent’s transgender policy and a new poll shows a little promise for the Clinton campaign in Texas.
The High Court overturns the state’s abortion regulations, the Texas Attorney General weighs in on the Fort Worth superintendent’s transgender policy and a new poll shows a little promise for the Clinton campaign in Texas.

In the Roundup: The High Court overturns the state’s abortion regulations, the Texas Attorney General weighs in on the Fort Worth superintendent’s transgender policy and a new poll shows a little promise for the Clinton campaign in Texas.

Supreme Court Rules on Two Texas Cases (Video)

In the Roundup: The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings in two landmark Texas cases, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation take center stage in a protest on the House floor.
In the Roundup: The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings in two landmark Texas cases, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation take center stage in a protest on the House floor.

In the Roundup: The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings on two landmark Texas cases, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation take center stage in a protest on the U.S. House floor.