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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Campus Carry, Voter ID Dominate the Headlines (Video)

Texas agrees to soften its voter ID law for the November elections, the state’s new campus carry gun law quietly takes effect and state officials give the ‘O.K.’ for Medicaid to pay for mosquito repellant to help combat the spread of Zika.
Texas agrees to soften its voter ID law for the November elections, the state’s new campus carry gun law quietly takes effect and state officials give the ‘O.K.’ for Medicaid to pay for mosquito repellant to help combat the spread of Zika.

In the Roundup: Texas agrees to soften its voter ID law for the November elections, the state’s new campus carry gun law quietly takes effect and state officials give the O.K. for Medicaid to pay for mosquito repellant to help combat the spread of Zika.

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.