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Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy 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.

Recent Contributions

 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Limiting property tax increases: How the House voted

During the debate over Senate Bill 1, state representatives were asked to change a proposed 6 percent limit to 4 percent — a change the bill's author said would prompt him to withdraw the legislation. The House voted 80-52 against that amendment, and then continued to debate the rest of the bill.

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 Graphic by Ryan Murphy / Todd Wiseman

Data App: Track Texas Reservoir Levels

Using data from the Texas Water Development Board's reservoir status tracker, our auto-updating map visualizes the current state of Texas reservoirs.

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 Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

We've updated our Texas Public Schools Explorer

We're pushing out our updated Texas Public Schools Explorer, which lets you easily find graduation rates, test scores and more for all of the 1,207 school districts and 8,673 public school campuses in Texas for the 2015-16 school year.

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 Graphic by Emily Albracht

How underage girls are sold for sex online

You don't have to dredge the backwaters of the Internet to find underage girls sold for sex online. Take a tour of the commercial sex trade's most recent marketplace, hidden in plain view.

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 Todd Wiseman

See which Texas eighth-graders go on to earn college degrees

We've updated our Higher Education Outcomes app with a new year of data, showing the percentage of Texas eighth-graders — by county, ethnicity and other factors — who earned degrees or certificates within six years of graduating from high school.

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