was a reporting fellow at the Texas Tribune in 2018, covering politics and policy through breaking news and enterprise stories. She is a 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.
Retired teachers are now looking to the Texas Legislature to provide more money after a Teacher Retirement System vote Friday that could change how much retirees will see in their pension checks in the future. Full Story
On June 26, 2003, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law banning gay sodomy — a watershed moment for gay rights. But 15 years later, same-sex couples face another court case that aims to roll back their rights. Full Story