creates graphics, interactive stories and data-driven features, wrangles difficult datasets and works on tools to make development for the team more efficient. He also oversees the design and maintenance of our large-scale explorers.
On Aug. 20, another round of federal campaign finance reports was due. Use our interactive to see how much money Texans have given to Super PACs, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of candidates.
Many of the general election races are already decided, because redistricting made some districts unfavorable for one party or another. Use these maps of the Texas House, the state Senate and the U.S. House to see which districts are without major party candidates.
With Tuesday night's execution of Marvin Wilson, Gov. Rick Perry has now overseen 245 executions. Use this updated interactive to learn more about the prisoners who have been executed since Perry became governor.
Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and Paul Sadler won the Democrats' backing. Our county-by-county map of the election results shows where the candidates' support came from.
The primaries and the runoffs and the state conventions are now behind us, and the ballots for November are set. Here are our updated election brackets, including the latest results, showing the matchups on the general election ballot.
There is no exact number for the number of drug-related murders in Mexico since the government started cracking down on cartels. Use our interactive, which uses two sets of statistics, to track such murders by month.
If preclearance for the state’s voter ID law is granted, the state has promised to issue free “election identification certificates," forms of photo ID for use only in voting. But some argue that Texas voters could have a tough time reaching the Department of Public Safety offices to get those IDs. Take a look for yourself at our map of the all the DPS driver's license offices in Texas.
Michael Morton’s 2011 exoneration brought to a crescendo calls for change in the way that prosecutors are regulated in Texas. Morton, prosecutors and criminal justice reform advocates talk about why prosecutorial errors happen and how they can be prevented.
At least 86 Texans' convictions were overturned between 1989 and 2011, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. The Texas Tribune analyzed court rulings, media reports and pardon statements to determine the cases in which courts ruled that prosecutorial error contributed to a wrongful conviction. Use our interactive to learn more about each case.