Reporter for the Texas Tribune. Native of Liberty, Texas. Made a movie about border security. Or lack thereof. Retweets only endorsements if it's Mick Jagger
Pretty sure you can't override in a special what was done in a regular. That's one reason overrides so rare. twitter.com/lmcgaughy/stat…
RT @nicolecobler: Thrilled that my story for @TexasTribune's border series is a national winner of SPJ's Mark of Excellence Award! https://…
RT @amanbatheja: Dozen+ businesses including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google just sent a letter to the governor of Texas https://t.co/012gD…
Other GOP-ruled states have abandoned North Carolina-like approach to bathroom bills targeting trans ppl. Not Texas: apnews.com/ae1dbbe335da4e…
"This is worst-case scenario for Abbott. Whatever side he took was going to alienate a key constituency." texastribune.org/2017/05/28/bat…
RT @aussiejq: 🤣"interpreting Texas!" twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
This one had A-Wire written all over it. Great job interpreting Texas -- to the extent that's possible -- by @AP apnews.com/b5e455ab9a1542…
TX Guv in the national spotlight for joking at a gun range about what he might do to reporters. twitter.com/craigrozniecki…
You don't eff with the lobby in Texas. Great piece by @SeanCWalsh mystatesman.com/news/state--re…
RT @eramshaw: These are often domestic sex-trafficking victims, US-born, picked up out of foster care or even their own high schools. https…
RT @JimVertuno: Interesting that lawmakers who negotiated that money out have yet to explain why. twitter.com/texastribune/s…
RT @Jamesjdrew: ICYMI: from @ChronicleMike -- Shifting more state functions to nonprofits raises transparency questions https://t.co/ZA57rc…
Craft brewers call Texas Legislature's passage of measure 'disheartening' houstonchronicle.com/business/artic… via @HoustonChron
RT @nachoaguilar: Closing shot by @TerryCanales40 "It's ironic that @DrSchwertner is an orthopedic surgeon, because he lacks a spine." #Txl…
@TerryCanales40 now doing personal privelege speech bashing #txlege for failing to pass pro-transparency bill.
Only way to know if Govt's actions were appropriate and if there's a public safety issue. See for example:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Goes to show you that government secrecy is bipartisan
The request to ICE was made by @tlangford back in Oct 2015. I would say better late than ever, but the info we got was pretty meaningless
We asked #Obama's ICE in '15 to name the 'criminal aliens' they released. #Trump's ICE just said no. Why? Would vio… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @matthewjdowd: When the president calls the press the enemy, hires thugs who manhandles the press, befriends authoritarian regimes, no w…
This means @GregAbbott_TX will soon have a majority of his own ppl, not holdover appointees, overseeing an agency he wants to shake up.
Yup. Always a hard situation for reporters cause everyone wants to talk about it and yet it's meaningless outside t… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Hours after heaping praise on the state's embattled TABC director, another top TX liquor honcho leaves agency texastribune.org/2017/05/24/ano…
RT @eramshaw: How does he like the oppression? RT @kherman: Sen. John Whitmire takes a turn at Senate press table. #txlege https://t.co/OvE…
RT @lmcgaughy: The governor has not responded to our requests re: this bill. @TexasTribune's @jsmccullou reporting shedding light on this p…
RT @cassi_pollock: At least 71 of Abbott's near 800 appointees would be affected by #txlege bill ending "pay to play," per @jsmccullou: htt…
RT @neenareports: FBI is launching an awareness campaign on public corruption on the border. Check out our investigation: https://t.co/lGCE…
RT @SeanCWalsh: Theyre literally standing and yelling toward the open door twitter.com/SeanCWalsh/sta…
TABC's CFO says #txlege still hasn't decided whether to cut outta state travel but this document says they have: bit.ly/2rx5OXx
Let them eat cake: at TABC reception for embattled dir Sherry Cook (& others). @GregAbbott_TX called her departure… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
The compromise state budget this year cuts off TABC's out of state traveling privileges in wake of spending controversy. #txlege #tcot
Embattled TABC director Sherry Cook honored at commission ceremony, said by her deputy to have "renewed our sense of integrity and purpose."
TABC's Sherry Cook, leaving amid the controversy, says fmr comish Cuevas taught agency to "stop focusing on the negative." #txlege #tcot
TX liquor regulators -- at TABC HQ -- meeting today for first time since travel/spending controversy exploded https://t.co/pwvfyStjcu
RT @brianmrosenthal: NEW: Gov. Abbott has signed bill to bar Texas from ever again capping special ed. Comes 8 months after our series (htt…
RT @rickhasen: Breaking: #SCOTUSton 5-3 Vote Affirms NC Racial Gerrymandering Case, w/ Thomas in Majority. Roberts Dissent https://t.co/XiY…
Love these vote verifications in the TX House. Only time you get a true count and can weed out ppl who aren't actually here.
In name of religion, certain state funded adoption agencies could reject gay adoptive parents under Texas proposal google.com/amp/s/www.yaho…
Many opposed SB 502 -- requiring lobbyists to publish names of those they entertain. But it's moving. Will it pass? google.com/amp/s/www.texa…
RT @PatrickSvitek: On anti-abortion #SB8 --> twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
RT @chrispaddie: @byjayroot Was in the chair. Went and registered YES vote after leaving chair
RT @markyzaguirre: This is an example of @SarahforHD134 showing some political courage. Dems voting for #SB8 (see thread above), not so muc…
Present not voting on SB 8: Chris Paddie and Joe Straus
Republican voting against GOP on SB 8: Sarah Davis.
Dems voting with GOP: Richard Raymond, Tracy King, Sergio Muñoz, Joe Deshotel, Ryan Guillen, Joe Pickett
In Texas tonight: 6 Dems voted w/GOP on SB8, anti-abortion bill. One R voted against.
Striking how little most legislators know about their bills -- what's in them. Except for redistricting bills. They know every precinct.
Efforts to give Texans access to their govt records, increasingly hidden by court decree, have all but collapsed as… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@WillieNelson always makes me proud to be a Texan rollingstone.com/country/featur…
Important story here about conflicts of interests and a fast moving bill that will save AT&T millions -- at expense… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @nachoaguilar: With clock ticking, SB23, the #txlege E-verify bill, voted out of House state affairs committee. Party line vote, 7 to 5.
RT @dkharmon: @byjayroot @TexasTribune explains what happened when Warren Buffett and the Texas Tea Party clashed in the TX Lege https://t…
Unsustainable behavior in long run -- as long as we reporters keep pressing for answers and holding powerful ppl ac… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Shameful --> "Texas ranks near the bottom on nearly every one of these metrics" on maternal health. twitter.com/bobbycervantes…
Even in Texas, sometimes the billionaires lose texastribune.org/2017/05/17/eve… via @TexasTribune #TxLege #tcot
RT @politicalRLP: B/c, you know...this is fiscally conservative. And isn't catering to the rich elites, at all. twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
RT @ThumpForTrump: @byjayroot @DanPatrick Why are you surprised. Name one state but TX where cops serve as human traffic lights at exits of…
For you #txlege nerds (like me), the bill giving $25m in TX tax money for fatter horse race purses is SB 1971 by @loiskolkhorst #tcot
Should I be surprised that the tight-fisted TX Senate, where GOP has supermajority, is spending $25m to promote gambling #tcot #txlege
Who says TX Lt Gov @DanPatrick is anti-biz? His conservative TX Senate just passed bill to provide $25m in tax $$ for horse race purses.
Hey @BHAutomotive the press contact info on your website is out of date. I'd appreciate it if you'd reach out here: bit.ly/2ram8xt
Mexican journalist never wanted to be asked, "why didn’t you say what was going on?’” He did say -- and paid for i… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @donwinslow: Video of apparent execution a problem for Mexican government yahoo.com/news/m/aa47335…
RT @edlavaCNN: Texas Senator John Cornyn is interviewing for the #FBIDirector job, good time to dig up "Big Bad John" ad. https://t.co/TZ4S…
Texas Senate advances rare expansion of transparency. Will it survive in House and get to gov? texastribune.org/2017/05/11/tex… via @TexasTribune
Wealthy and powerful Parks & Wildlife appointee of @GregAbbott_TX pays to influence #txlege on wildlife issues. texastribune.org/2017/05/12/pow…
Reporter @rgratcliffe prompts resignation of appointee to @GregAbbott_TX over lobbying of #trump admin twitter.com/rgratcliffe/st…
RT @amanbatheja: Next SNL cold open should be a reenactment of the phone call that prompted this editor's note https://t.co/eEOkKZaWE1
Just for fun, maybe the press should all wear denim as a little protest in the TX Senate before Sine Die. Are you in @AshleyG_KVUE?
So the Texas Senate has now banned blue jeans. But what about a denim sports coat?
If asking pesky questions of government officials is a jail- worthy offense, we're in deep doo doo #txlege #tcot washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…
RT @donwinslow: June 20. -49 days and counting. https://t.co/8dl8hB3coc
RT @TrueGlinda: And this should happen in the US Congress, convicted WH associates, including Trump. twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
RT @mopenshaw: This is just one of 5 ethics bill, the easy one. The other 4 are still in House committee. Still time Tx House, get them do…
Saw that 60 Minutes episode. The big reveal/shocker was the undocumented immigrant's wife voted for #Trump twitter.com/nachoaguilar/s…
Bill stripping pensions from felon politicians is 1st major ethics reform to clear both houses texastribune.org/2017/05/08/bil… via @TexasTribune
Texas House approves ban on “pay for play” appointments texastribune.org/2017/05/06/tex… via @TexasTribune
Texas House passes ethics bill to prohibit governor from tapping big donors for state jobs dallasnews.com/news/texas-leg… via @dallasnews
RT @donwinslow: The most common punishment for killing a journalist in Mexico: Nothing yahoo.com/news/m/891de73…
RT @hannahdreier: Venezuela president dancing while soldiers shoot tear gas and clash with protesters. Perfect encapsulation of surreal sta…
So sad and senseless. RIP Harrison Brown. twitter.com/viaalana/statu…
RT @nachoaguilar: @RyanPoppe1 Remember that time I was mistaken for @MickJagger's love child? Oh, wait. That never happened. Damn.
Everybody told me to watch my back in Northern Mexico. And rightly so. But watching all the shootings back home in Texas ... not reassuring
RT @OscarBorderTeam: Some schools in #Reynosa, Mex reportedly closed after firefight broke out over night. @elnortecom says #cartels fight…
Many thanks to La Fuerza de Tamaulipas for a great ride into Camargo, Comales and then a quick jaunt to Cartel-torn… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Pretty cool city hall in Camargo, Tamaulipas https://t.co/GpKH6TirJp
No tourist traffic on the Rio Grande City to Camargo bridge
A border first for me -- headed to Camargo, Tamaulipas https://t.co/sb29RLg0Gj
TABC commissioner nominee assures Texas Senate panel he'll work to clean up problems at agency texastribune.org/2017/05/01/tab… via @TexasTribune
RT @cassi_pollock: "The last thing I want to do is delegitimize law enforcement," Lilly says, "but I don’t think exec. director needs to be…
RT @cassi_pollock: Conferences can generally be effective, Lilly says. "But they can also be abusive — they shouldn't be an excuse for prof…
RT @cassi_pollock: Birdwell says most concerning thing to him has been "the silence of [TABC] board members" while agency has come under fi…
RT @cassi_pollock: .@byjayroot Watson asks Lilly what should be done to clean up the agency after @byjayroot reported top officials were pa…
Follow @cassi_pollock for news about TABC -- and newly appointed member overseeing troubled agency -- this morning.
RT @cassi_pollock: Happening now, #txlege: The Senate Nominations Committee is considering Kevin Lilly’s appointment to the Texas Alcoholic…
No but I know of one -- with a certain airplane -- that was twitter.com/utsarver/statu…
RT @PatrickSvitek: After holding fire for much of session, @EmpowerTexans turns on @GovAbbott with one month to go: empowertexans.com/features/where…
 
 
 
 
 
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