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.
Some are arguing Sen. John Cornyn is now vulnerable in his race to become the second in command in the US Senate, given the number of key Republican seats lost Tuesday night. Others cite outside factors for the unexpected outcomes.
The election last week showed many in the GOP that it may need to fine tune its message on immigration. The tight race between President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney motivated Latino voters — largely for Obama — and caused someimmigrants to fear what a Romney administration could mean for their future.
Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Friday that some candidates in Tuesday night's election "made serious mistakes," and that Republicans could have run stronger candidates in some races.
No surprise in Texas' U.S. Senate race: Ted Cruz is headed to Washington. The Tea Party Republican — an underdog in the primary — sailed to victory in Tuesday night's general election against Democrat Paul Sadler.
Ted Cruz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, said that after two years of campaigning, he's grateful for his grassroots support and excited for what lies ahead. The Tea Party candidate is expected to easily defeat Democrat Paul Sadler on Election Day.
It's been a long, unconventional election cycle in Texas. Redistricting challenges created a packed schedule between the primaries, runoffs and state and national conventions. Today, it all comes to an end.
It took the pulse of Texas voters and showed where they rate government and social issues and what they think of Washington and their local representatives. The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll out last week revealed a few surprises.
Women's health providers in Texas have had Nov. 1 marked on their calendars for months. It was supposed to be the day the state-funded Women's Health Program would launch. But it hasn't. Not yet, at least.
While comments by state Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, on his "evolving" attitude toward certain gay rights issues have garnered plenty of negative attention from conservative groups, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll shows the Republican lawmaker's views are consistent with changing attitudes among many Texans.