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.
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.
Texans who purchased insurance under Obamacare will soon have a special label on their insurance cards. Use our interactive map to see where Texans are purchasing these plans. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.
As of Monday, any bills that passed the Texas House and Senate this year and escaped Gov. Greg Abbott's veto pen are now law. Check out our Texas Legislative Guide to see all the bills that made it through. Want to see a list of the vetoed bills? We have that, too.
As recently as 2011, Texas endured the most intense drought in recorded state history. But the rainfall so far in 2015 has left less than 1 percent of the state in drought conditions. And Texas reservoirs are not far behind; they're collectively about 83 percent full.
On Thursday, former Gov. Rick Perry announced he was entering the 2016 campaign for president, the second time he has run for the White House. The Texas Tribune is compiling Perry’s public events — past and future — since his official launch.
A state lawmaker is pushing to make all financial disclosure statements filed with the Texas Ethics Commission available online so the public can easily find them. In that spirit, the Tribune presents the disclosures filed by scores of state agency heads, regents and others that you can't get online now.
Use our Local Debt Explorer to find out how much tax-supported debt is held by your city, county and school district. The data is collected by the Texas Bond Review Board and reflects each entity’s debt load as of August 2014.