is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, returning to The Texas Tribune as a reporting fellow. Sami has been a political unit intern at NBC News and a reporting intern at the Houston Chronicle. She has also worked as managing editor and projects editor at The Daily Texan.
President Donald Trump issued guidelines suggesting people avoid groups larger than 10 people. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott directed state agencies to provide flexible and remote work options to employees. But many government workers still don't have the option. Full Story
The Texas Republican party rejected Log Cabin Republicans asking to participate in the state convention. Democrats say they will work to recruit disillusioned LGBT conservatives. But Republicans aren't worried about mass defections. Full Story
District officials announced their plans Friday to implement Texas’ so-called Guardian Plan, which lets local school boards authorize specific employees to carry on campus at all times and determine their training standards. Full Story
The March festival and other upcoming Texas events draw crowds from around the country and the world. But mounting fears around COVID-19 have some organizers canceling and attendees considering staying home. Full Story
Those moves — and an unsuccessful attempt to get an injunction against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — came after a person who tested "weakly positive" for the new coronavirus was released over the weekend. Full Story
The U.S. Senate candidate's proposals on guns and other issues are moderate compared with those of some of her primary competitors — but she said they have the most realistic chance of passing. Full Story
John Sharp sent Harvard’s president an open letter calling for an investigation into Harvard scientists whose actions he said “are false and harmful to Texas A&M University and its faculty.” Full Story