CEO of @texastribune. Host of @overheardpbs. Former editor of @texasmonthly. Political junkie, passable tennis player, @wilco fanboy, future ex-vegetarian.
RT @PatrickSvitek: New: @JosephKopser emails supporters that he won’t run for office in 2020. Had been considering #TXSEN campaign or #TX21…
A few seats still available at my @overheardpbs taping 4:15 pm Tuesday 5/26 with @Moonalice, author of Zucked: Waking Up to the @facebook Catastrophe. I will ask at least one q about @SiliconHBO! overheardwithevansmith.org/tapings/overhe… https://t.co/rD8GqMayK0
⁦@suerteatx⁩, you magnificent bastard cc: ⁦@odamhttps://t.co/68mW8FmpP7
RT @RepEscobar: Congress and the American people deserve to see the #MuellerReport. We expect and deserve nothing short of full transpare…
RT @evanasmith: Texas pop. is 50% women. Electorate is 53% female. #txlege is less than 25% female. Only 10 women chair committees in House…
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them” — Maya Angelou twitter.com/jonahgui/statu…
bloomburn (h/t ⁦@playbookplus⁩) https://t.co/fN4LhEPcvz
The Godfather Dazed and Confused Goodfellas Boogie Nights Nashville twitter.com/robtrench/stat…
Texas pop. is 50% women. Electorate is 53% female. #txlege is less than 25% female. Only 10 women chair committees in House and Senate. Only one non-judicial female statewide. Only one of ten largest cities has a female mayor. twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
On this week’s Point of Order podcast, I ask @RepMaryGonzalez @RepToniRoseTX @SarahforHD134 if #txlege is sexist — and why there are no “men’s issues” spreaker.com/user/texastrib…
RT @NYDailyNews: JUST IN: Country singer Justin Carter was shot to death in Texas with a gun that was being used as a prop for a music vide…
RT @RepDanCrenshaw: Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain.
NEW Point of Order podcast: I talked gender, politics and policy w ⁦@RepMaryGonzalez⁩ ⁦@RepToniRoseTX⁩ ⁦@SarahforHD134⁩ #spicy #txlege texastribune.org/2019/03/21/poi…
RT @chiproytx: THREAD - I disagree with the POTUS standing in front of M1A1 Abram tanks & the American flag and spending time trashing POW…
All the President’s Mensches — backstage and pre-show with ⁦@carlbernstein⁩ ⁦@realBobWoodward⁩ at ⁦@ParamountAustin⁩ #txlege https://t.co/615YIo4qQt
RT @MeetThePress: NBC NEWS: Trump on Mueller's report: 'Let it come out, let people see it' nbcnews.to/2TY1nTN https://t.co/K0AzhdhvbC
Other people's marriages: Man, oh man.
Happy birthday @pfikac! We miss you but realize that saving @Glenn_Hegar's bacon is a public service equal to great journalism
Happy birthday @PhilipRucker!
Dear God: I promise to be really really good for the rest of the year if you arrange for the Mueller report to be released before I interview @realBobWoodward @carlbernstein tonight. Seriously, when have I ever asked you for anything?
Via ⁦@brianstelter⁩, re: the decline of local news. We’ve been saying this for 9 years, 4 months and 15 days (and counting). It’s the part of ⁦@TexasTribune’s pitch⁩ to donors that resonates the most. **Operating in the public interest is a business model** https://t.co/ikPMO4cfJW
i have many responses but they all seem insensitive. i will dm you twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
i have many responses but they are still insensitive. i will dm you twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
big week for news apps badasses switching uniforms twitter.com/kleinmatic/sta…
trying hard not to tweet the word dickless twitter.com/mcpli/status/1…
@danpatrick might blunt #txlege progress on medical cannabis texastribune.org/2019/03/19/tex… #seewhatididthere
@HurdOnTheHill on new @texasmonthly cover https://t.co/u8wB0wvWQh
Suspicions confirmed: @wsj reports @NatEnquirer got @JeffBezos texts by paying his girlfriend’s brother $200k wsj.com/articles/how-t…
Big loss for @TexasTribune — @rdmurphy is practically OG TT — but we’re all so happy for our pal, the Boy King of Sour Lake. After nine years he deserves his time in the California sun. He made us so much better than we would have been #txlege twitter.com/palewire/statu…
I don’t see why it won’t be Clampdown — he pretty much wrapped himself in that during #txsen twitter.com/sivavaid/statu…
RT @utsarver: “Family separation was the wrong policy and it will go down in history as a black mark.” — @RepMcCaul #USGLCTX
Great NEW ep of Under the Dome — our docuseries on 86th #txlege. All about women at Capitol. @Senfronia4Texas @ErinForYall @AngieChenButton etc. texastribune.org/2019/03/18/und…
RT @AaronBlake: Beto O'Rourke's $6.1M, one-day haul is more than these GOPers raised for their campaign committees in all of 2016: -Perry…
NEW: @GovAbbott directs public university boards to investigate admissions policies, ensure “unbiased assessment of the merits of each applicant.” So no more legacies? gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/… #txlege
RT @ewaltersTX: The House Appropriations Committee votes 25-1 in favor of its two-year budget, which includes a $9 billion infusion for pub…
most interesting new show on television — haven’t stopped thinking about it twitter.com/harper/status/…
it’s as if the trolls have taken over twitter.com/mwtnews/status…
@TexasTribAbby is both unicorn and GOAT — we are lucky to have her in DC on behalf of all Texans twitter.com/ktullymcmanus/…
Per @ElectProject, Texas was 41st among the 50 states + DC in voter turnout in 2018 — sounds crappy, but a vast improvement over recent cycles nonprofitvote.org/documents/2019… #txlege https://t.co/2DHi2Izuld
RT @GideonResnick: "In a single day online, he raised nearly a quarter of what Barack Obama, then a senator, did in the entire first quarte…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Halfway to sine die. #txlege
INBOX: @BetoORourke raised $6.1m in first 24 hours in race #tx2020
Spoiler: He’s air-drumming to Led Zeppelin #whoamongus twitter.com/BetoORourke/st…
Curious that @BetoORourke doc on @msnbc briefly mentions DUI but not lingering q + controversy about whether he left scene
it’s been a heck of a day for spicy chief execs on twitter #txlege twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/…
Rewatching “All the President’s Men” for the millionth time before interviewing @realBobWoodward @carlbernstein on Weds. This Ben Bradlee quote always jumps out at me: “I can't do the reporting for my reporters, which means I have to trust them. And I hate trusting anybody"
Not Shaka-ed: @TexasMBB misses out on March Madness. Rooting for @UHouston #txlege
I read this tweet and thought, surely the reporter didn’t hold the story for more than a year. But he did. For a book, he says, not to help @BetoORourke win #txsen But the book isn’t coming out until June. It’s March. If it was for the book why not wait 3 months? I’m confused twitter.com/tedcruz/status…
Can’t believe I need to remind #robertfrancistwitter that it was all @tedcruz all the time in 2016, and same for @SecretaryPerry before that in 2012. You know we’re in the news business, right? twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
RT @MarkSalter55: @realDonaldTrump Here is what will never change. John McCain will always be a better man than you in every way we measure…
Missed this:” @EddieLucioIII was listed as one of 19 #txlege members endorsing @juliancastro, but he tells @politico he’s neutral in the presidential race politico.com/story/2019/03/…
Wednesday night at 8 pm, a career highlight: I’ll lead a conversation with @realBobWoodward @carlbernstein. Too bad there’s nothing to talk about — but what would you ask them? tickets.austintheatre.org/single/EventDe… #txlege
Scooter Douches is a great band name #sxsw
RT @ChronJacob: Texas superintendent salaries for 2018-19 have been posted. And look at that: Kevin Hicks, who runs a Houston charter schoo…
Texas pol to me right now, via text: "Don’t you have a story to run on what Beto is having for lunch? https://t.co/jkytCurwdB
You are not a national political reporter, @danbalz — you are one of us 😇 But since you asked: Texas was not a red state when @BetoORourke was growing up here. Latest example via the cables twitter.com/danbalz/status…
Something I am not looking forward to: Quadrennial mischaracterizations of Texas by national political reporters
I miss the old @wsj editorial page. This isn’t nearly snarky enough wsj.com/articles/who-i…
RT @alexazura: 14 Texas voters caught up in botched voter citizenship review had their registrations canceled but have since been reinstate…
@acaciatree18: JC vs. JC? Looks like @JoaquinCastrotx will challenge @JohnCornyn in 2020 #txsen race texastribune.org/2019/03/15/joa…
NEW ep of the Point of Order podcast: @FourPriceTX on the rural agenda at #txlege, including health care, school finance, broadband and eminent domain spreaker.com/user/texastrib…
NEW: @eramshaw @rossramsey @amanbatheja and I bullshit for 20 mins about @BetoORourke finally getting in the race texastribune.org/2019/03/14/tri… #tx2020 #txlege
Of course turnout *was* at the level of a presidential race — though maybe not contested in the sense @Nate_Cohn means. 2018 turnout was 8.4M vs. 8M in 2012 presidential — 3.6M more than last midterm. He’s right it could be 10M or more next time — with or without Texan on ticket twitter.com/TexasTribune/s…
live from bedford: it’s jonathan schtickland’s def comedy jam #dontquityourdayjob #txlege twitter.com/repstickland/s…
NEW Point of Order podcast: @FourPriceTX on the challenges and opportunities for rural Texas texastribune.org/2019/03/14/poi… #txlege
i do adore facts. beyond that, i hate everything and everyone. but you seem nice #txlege twitter.com/repmattschaefe…
At the presidential level, this reminds me of 41 calling Pete DuPont “Pierre” in a Republican debate. It’s gonna be a long 2020 twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
Already national Rs are calling Beto “Robert Francis,” as if he just adopted his nickname to run for office. Been there, done that, got the sweater #tx2020 https://t.co/zw9S10tU8k
Here’s why this is interesting: In the Democratic primary, @BetoORourke was weakest along the border — in heavily Hispanic counties. Many of these state legislators are border reps and senators. And @RepMaryGonzalez is from (checks notes) El Paso #txlege twitter.com/llerer/status/…
Another must-weed story re: @BetoORourke (last one I edited at @texasmonthly) texasmonthly.com/politics/texas… #txlege twitter.com/KatrinaNation/…
Pinned tweet: It’s BET-oh like Jared Leto, not BAY-toe like @realDonaldTrump hates NATO or BEE-toe like we’re about to get our first veto #txlege twitter.com/jaketapper/sta…
And ... we have a logo. Sticking with ⁦@Whataburger⁩ https://t.co/bj7eacRqYc
@time’s covers have been really good and punchy lately (h/t @brianstelter) https://t.co/FztLiFzsQ0
RT @daveweigel: When a look works, it works. https://t.co/kQ8LczRNar
this is a great write-up of my #sxsw talk by the underappreciated @PointAustin #txlege twitter.com/austinchronicl…
military brat — she’s an ex though not a native twitter.com/lachlan/status…
El Paso subject, El Paso photographer, Corpus Christi writer #godblesstexas https://t.co/goZwaZpF0E
After we’re done with bribery, can we talk about how the common application has ruined college admissions? Asking for the non-bribing father of a high school senior #txlege
@dallasnews continues to do important public-service reporting. Non-coastal-elite journalism matters, folks. Congrats and thanks to @mWilstory and his great staff #txlege twitter.com/ktumulty/statu…
NEW: On 3/25, @ProfDBrinkley will tape an episode of @overheardpbs — we’ll talk about his new book, #AmericanMoonshot. RSVP: overheardwithevansmith.org/tapings/overhe… https://t.co/pNpdr8NR8R
Today at @sxsw, I’ll share secrets of @TexasTribune’s success — the most important things we’ve learned abt running a nonprofit news org over the last ten years. 12:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott schedule.sxsw.com/2019/events/PP… #txlege #sxsw
Where’s that gif of a dumpster fire being extinguished? #txlege
@ShannonNajma: Second round of layoffs at @utsystem eliminates 65 positions texastribune.org/2019/03/12/ut-… #txlege
 
 
 
 
 
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