On this date seven years ago, we first flipped the switch on The Texas Tribune. Did we think we'd make it this far? Puh-leeze.
I couldn't be happier to spread the word that the Tribune's fearless, visionary editor-in-chief, Emily Ramshaw, will soon take a seat on the Pulitzer Prize board — one of the most sought-after gigs in our industry.
It was a banner year for The Texas Tribune at the annual Online Journalism Awards: We swept all three categories in which we were finalists, including General Excellence.
To the Trib's big-city readers: We know you want more coverage of the issues affecting you, from poverty to population growth to infrastructure. Which is why we've hired Brandon Formby, one of the best reporters in the business, to give it to you.
Late last night we finally posted the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival program — the best three days of panel discussions and one-on-one conversations since our first gathering of big names and big brains back in 2011.
While several high-profile cases have fueled a national debate on police shootings, there is no comprehensive data on such shootings in Texas. With reader support, we hope to introduce a new layer of transparency here.
We're streaming "Life on the Line" — our mini-doc on a day in the life of a high-traffic Texas smuggling corridor — live on Facebook on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tune in here, and stick around for a live Q&A with reporters Jay Root and Julián Aguilar.