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.
Storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel hold one of the world's largest concentrations of oil, gases and chemicals. Some scientists fear a disaster waiting to happen when Houston's perfect storm comes. Read more about this in our "Hell and High Water" project, done in collaboration with ProPublica.
Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city and home to the largest refining and petrochemical complex in the United States. But many worry it's a sitting duck when the next big hurricane comes. This multimedia project, done in partnership with ProPublica, looks at the dangers for the region.
Our Texas Public Schools Explorer includes even more data. You can now see figures related to the highest degree held by teachers, as well as the ethnic breakdowns of teachers at the state, district and campus levels.
The state's 38 private colleges can opt out of a new state law that will allow concealed handgun license owners to carry guns in buildings on college campuses. No private college has announced plans to allow guns on its grounds. Here is a look at where things stand with each campus.
Revisit our new-and-improved Texas Public Schools Explorer, which lets you easily find graduation rates, test scores and more for all of the 1,219 school districts and 8,646 public school campuses in Texas.
The ballots for 2016’s Republican and Democratic primary elections are set — for the most part. Here's an unofficial list of who has filed to run. The parties are finishing up their work and getting official versions to the state. We'll update and finish our list as they finish theirs.
We've added the salaries for employees of Dallas ISD and Travis County to our Government Salaries Explorer. Use the explorer to view government salaries by gender, ethnicity, length of employment and more for more than 400,000 state employees.
We're pushing out our revamped Texas Public Schools Explorer, which lets you easily find graduation rates, test scores and more for all of the 1,219 school districts and 8,646 public school campuses in Texas.
With a focus on the Houston area, our latest updates have pushed the number of state and municipal employees in our database to more than 400,000. Among the agencies we've added: the University of Houston and its campuses, the city of Houston and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
The Texas Tribune's Prison Inmates database, containing more than 144,000 offenders, is now updated with the latest data available from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It is now current as of September 2015.