is a reporting fellow at the Texas Tribune, where she covers politics and policy through breaking news and enterprise stories. She is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where she studied Journalism and Women and Gender Studies. Before the Tribune, Sydney covered state politics for the Arizona Capitol Times, and has reported for The Arizona Republic, Politico, USA Today, and Teen Vogue. When she’s not out on assignment or working on deadline, you can find her trying new taco places or getting lost in vintage stores around Austin.
Female inmates are offered fewer educational opportunities than men in Texas prisons, according to a recently released report. Those women who do have access to technical education say they are finding their passions.
The 22nd Congressional District, which includes most of Fort Bend County, has long tilted Republican, but Democrats see an opportunity to change that by reaching out to thousands of non-voters in ethnic communities.
It's clear that many Democrats running for office in Texas oppose President Donald Trump. But when asked about a hypothetical impeachment, many Democratic candidates weren't so fast to say "yes" to oust a sitting president.
Financial barriers and limited access to providers are keeping women at the state's community colleges from getting the effective contraceptives they prefer, according to a new report from the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas school districts hit hard by Hurricane Harvey may not have to worry as much about how well their students fare in this year's State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Wednesday at a meeting of the State Board of Education.
The Texas National Guard plans to send hundreds more in coming days after President Donald Trump called for stronger U.S. military protection there. The federal deployments come after Texas lawmakers in recent years agreed to spend more than $2 billion in state money on border protection.