previously worked at the Austin School of Film and Synthetic Pictures and interned for director Richard Linklater. At the Tribune, Todd has helped develop the Stump Interrupted series, which won a national Edward R. Murrow award. A Fort Worth native, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in film and English.
No issue stirred more passion in the 2016 elections than border security and immigration. In Beyond The Wall, a Texas Tribune documentary, we look past the heated rhetoric to explore why people and dope keep pouring across the border.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Jay and Ross about liquor regulators partying on the taxpayer dime, Energy Secretary Rick Perry's high interest in a historic Texas A&M student body election and the likelihood of a special legislative session.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Aman about Gov. Greg Abbott's budget priorities, his comments on local control, the school choice drama in the Legislature and AG Ken Paxton's concerns about Muslim prayer in a public school.
On this week's TribCast, Evan talks to Alexa, Ross and Patrick about Jessica Farrar’s proposed fine for masturbators, the Senate’s passage of the so-called bathroom bill, last week’s court ruling on redistricting and the congressional car trip social media can’t get enough of.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the overnight "bathroom bill" hearing, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's tense relationship with the Texas House and a House plan to infuse Texas public schools with more cash.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Alexa about the debate over school choice in the Texas Legislature, the fight over same-sex marriage benefits before the Texas Supreme Court and surreptitious video recordings in the Texas House.
State Rep. Dan Huberty, a Houston Republican and chairman of the House Public Education Committee, said Tuesday morning that school choice legislation has no path forward in the House during the current legislative session.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Morgan about Sold Out, the Tribune's child sex-trafficking project; Gov. Greg Abbott's war of words with the NFL; and whether state lawmakers will tap into the Rainy Day Fund.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Alexa, Aman and Patrick about the hunt for Tom Brady's missing jersey, the Texas Senate's fight over "sanctuary" cities and Syrian refugees arriving in Texas amid President Trump's travel ban.
On this week's TribCast, Patrick talks to Evan, Aman and Alexa about the latest politics of the "bathroom bill," Dawnna Dukes' indictment, the House and Senate budgets, and Donald Trump's inauguration.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about what's in store for the impending legislative session — including what services may be on the chopping block in the biennial budget.