Ross Ramsey Executive Editor

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Before joining the Tribune, Ross was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly for 15 years. He did a 28-month stint in government as associate deputy comptroller for policy and director of communications with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Before that, he reported for the Houston Chronicle from its Austin bureau and for the Dallas Times Herald, first on the business desk in Dallas and later as its Austin bureau chief, and worked as a Dallas-based freelance business writer, writing for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Ross got his start in journalism in broadcasting, covering news for radio stations in Denton and Dallas.

Recent Contributions

Five Texas Counties Rejected Clinton Twice, Eight Years Apart

Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Texas Southern University in Houston Saturday, February 20, 2016, after winning the Nevada caucus.
Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Texas Southern University in Houston Saturday, February 20, 2016, after winning the Nevada caucus.

Hillary Clinton ran for president in a Texas Democratic primary in 2008, winning most of the counties in the state. Eight years later, she did it again. We’ve mapped the results to show where she was consistently strong and weak.

Analysis: A Good Election Night to Be a Texas Incumbent

Supporters wait for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to take the stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.
Supporters wait for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to take the stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.

For all of the talk and bluster about replacing the people in government with new folks, Texas voters on Tuesday were remarkably gentle with incumbents, giving nearly all of them a ticket to the general election in November.

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Dismisses Rick Perry Indictment

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin hours after the state's highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against him in a case related to a veto threat against the Travis County district attorney.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin hours after the state's highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against him in a case related to a veto threat against the Travis County district attorney.

The state’s highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday morning, apparently ending the case that started with his threat to veto state funding for a local prosecutor if she refused to quit her office.