Investigative reporter for the Texas Tribune. Native of Liberty TX. Moité Français. Retweets endorsements only if it's Mick Jagger.
RT @bobbycblanchard: Lupe Valdez won the Democratic runoff for governor in Texas. She's the first openly lesbian and first Latina candidate…
RT @jamiedhancock: .@AP calls #txgov race for @LupeValdez over @randrewwhite. She'll face @GovAbbott and his $40M in November.
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@SpeakerStraus: “Once again, Republican primary voters have shown overwhelming support for responsible candidates...” #…
RT @bobbycblanchard: A former director at the university's law school is accused of fraud in a case potentially involving millions of dolla…
Gov. Greg Abbott cancels shotgun giveaway after Santa Fe shooting texastribune.org/2018/05/21/tex… via @TexasTribune
NEW and #breaking from @byjayroot @ShannonNajma: @UTAustin taps former U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton to conduct wide-ranging internal review following UT Law School fraud investigation and arrest of administrator texastribune.org/2018/05/21/aft… #txlege https://t.co/WKuXSWF9Zz
“The establishment strikes back.” Great piece by @cassi_pollock on the GOP group that got fed up after its party’s leaders pushed the “bathroom bill” and decided to get involved in primaries texastribune.org/2018/05/16/bat…
RT @nachoaguilar: In all my time covering the #txlege, @racunatx has been a drinking buddy, a critic and a person to keep me in check. But…
RT @JimVertuno: A federal judge has found Texas foster system so bad, kids come out "worse than they went in." twitter.com/thehill/status…
RT @donwinslow: If you enjoyed reading The Force consider retweeting this to your friends. https://t.co/aSb7vxCXIc
The University of Texas System, UT-Tyler and a $1.7 million broken promise to admitted students texastribune.org/2018/05/12/uni… via @TexasTribune
"You’re not as safe as you should be." How understaffing is affecting one Texas prison texastribune.org/2018/05/09/und… via @TexasTribune
Mind blowing story: companies that moved jobs out of US looking for relief from tariffs as they import back products they used to make here. Serious deep investigative work here. twitter.com/michaelgrabell…
RT @eramshaw: This excellent thread makes an amazing case for why @TexasTribune needs your support this Spring Member Drive. Read it — and…
RT @bobbycblanchard: Wow. Crazy story from @ShannonNajma + @byjayroot: A former director at the UT law school was arrested Thursday as pa…
RT @amnelsen: Mexico supports its 'migrant heroes' in the U.S., but ignores them when they get deported latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/…
RT @ShannonNajma: A message to state lawmakers from an owner of the Salt Lick: “Free us. Free the Texas wine industry,” he nearly shouts.…
RT @eramshaw: The owners of @SaltLickBBQ have big plans to build a winery. But they're stymied by Prohibition-era alcohol laws. Will #txleg…
Under the influence: Big spending liquor interests, arcane laws keep iconic barbecue joint from making wine texastribune.org/2018/05/03/tex… via @TexasTribune
RT @MWatkinsTrib: The Salt Lick — 10 years ago overrated, now way underrated thanks to Austin snobs — is the latest victim of Texas' lobby-…
So is having out-of-state plates a reason for @CBP patrols to pull people over? Reporter @alexazura got stopped along TX-MEX border and that was the reason given. twitter.com/alexazura/stat…
While Texans have to dig ever deeper to pay for college tuition, 6 TX universities are using 10’s of millions in student fees & other university funds to pay for sports programs texastribune.org/2018/05/01/Tex… via @ShannonNajma
RT @ShannonNajma: .@UTTyler "Promised Full Scholarships to Dozens of Nepalese Students. Months Later, It Revoked the Offer." “We apologize…
RT @eramshaw: My favorite thing about Houston is being able to eat a spectacular brunch without a reservation or waiting in a damn line. De…
At a time when everyone loves to hate on the media, here’s a good demonstration of why the press is so vital. In this case it made the government spend hundreds of millions of dollars to help kids get the special education services they deserve twitter.com/brianmrosentha…
In deep South Texas a dude who stole over $1 million worth of fajita meat from the government got fifty years. The prosecutor said he wanted to send a message that theft by a public servant is not OK. Dang. brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/yea…
Why couldn't this story have landed tomorrow, on 4/20? Just sayin washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost…
RT @Fahrenthold: I just confirmed this w/the Philippine Embassy: the embassy will hold its June 12 Independence Day party at...@realdonaldt…
“It’s our form of apartheid.” Officials stalled public housing construction in Galveston in the 10 years after Hurricane Ike. Will the same thing happen after Hurricane Harvey? trib.it/cg
Fascinating to watch a nearly 3 hour live interview of French President #Macron covering every hot button issue imaginable. Can’t imagine this type of encounter and exchange happening in US.
RT @DiannaHunt: Congrats @ChronFalkenberg for first place column. Gorgeous, graceful writing, judges said @HoustonChron #txapme
RT @medenix: First first-place of the day for @dallasnews at #TXAPME @lmcgaughy for deadline writing about Sutherland Springs shooting. htt…
A lot of gays are conservative and would like the TX GOP to welcome them. This column by @rossramsey shows how that’s NOT happening. twitter.com/texastribune/s…
Three fired at Texas health commission after another contracting error texastribune.org/2018/04/09/thr… via @TexasTribune
RT @eramshaw: As college costs rise, some Texas students go hungry. Will food scholarships help? texastribune.org/2018/04/10/tex… via @ShannonNajma
RT @eramshaw: Congrats to @TexasTribune’s own @byjayroot, winner of the Headliners Foundation of Texas Gold Prize for his series on malfeas…
You can draw your own conclusions about his analysis but @FrankBruni pretty much lived in Texas when he covered the 2000 prez campaign. Lived here long enough to get a nickname from W. twitter.com/mattmackowiak/…
RT @juliemason: When a beloved friend and respected colleague joins your happy place. Congrats and welcome, @Oknox!!!! https://t.co/P6EN5u…
How the media, and the American public by extension, got it all wrong about the Pulse nightclub massacre. I’m shook after reading this: huffingtonpost.com/entry/noor-sal… # via @HuffPostPol
RT @TexasObserver: @collins_reports @DentonRC @enriqueiglesias @MitchellFerman @monitornews @Dexinvestigates @statesman 10/ @byjayroot of t…
RT @jayleeson: Looking forward to attending the 2018 Lone Legislative Summit on April 12 in booming Nacogdoches on a panel with my friends…
RT @scottbraddock: Travis County judge to the man who directed secret surveillance on Texas lawmakers: "I’m not going to order you to be ar…
RT @pamelacolloff: What if we treated gun violence like the public health crisis that it is, and didn’t deprive it of federal research mone…
RT @tlangford: Because I believe in #journalism, #payingitforward and making lemons out of lemonade, er Venmo money, I will buy four 1-year…
Just one more time I’d like to order the enchiladas rojas
Ditto times a million. Admittedly a 1st world problem but we’re in a (good) food desert. It’s times like this that I really pine for Las Manitas. twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
RT @pamelacolloff: One of the best reporters I know--someone I always call when I need advice on how to craft an open records request, or a…
RT @donwinslow: Suspected drug kingpin charged with trafficking enough fentanyl to kill 10 million people yahoo.com/news/m/5404a1f…
Records: Teen who refused arranged marriage endured nearly daily beatings expressnews.com/news/local/art… via @expressnews
Stellar, vital reporting by @ap and @HoustonChron about all the toxins spewed into the environment after #harvey, and how the public has mostly been kept in the dark about it. twitter.com/fbajak/status/…
RT @juliemason: First they complain that we "normalize".......... twitter.com/joeytomatoes/s…
"#Mexico is helping migrants become members of a country where they are not citizens while denying their membership in the country where they do hold citizenship" Great read about struggles of deported Mexicans who lived in US for yrs: nytimes.com/2018/03/24/wor…
RT @SchwartzChron: court testimony: Steve Stockman funded a plan that had an undercover operative pose as an intern in Texas Rep. James Whi…
OH from @SarahforHD134 in @KPRC2 interview: “We’re not particularly chatty” in reference to @GregAbbott_TX. LOL.
Pretty funny moment when activist notes that TX governor can spend unlimited sums in elections. @SarahforHD134, recipient of @GregAbbott_TX-funded attacks, says: “Are you talking to me?”
@SarahforHD134 says it’s “fundamentally unjust” for state to punish ppl who default on student loans but not politicians who fail to pay #ethics fines.
@SarahforHD134 says federal disclosure requirements for personal financial statements “much more detailed” than the ones in TX
 
also urging Texas Ethics Commission to enhance transparency thru rule making and recommendations to #txlege
At Ethics cmte meeting, @SarahforHD134 says she will bring up and discuss allegations of conflicts of interest against @JimMurphy133 as aired by @KPRC2
RT @eramshaw: Red state? Or “in the red” ? Texas' bond ratings are at risk. texastribune.org/2018/03/21/ana… #txlege
Son of infamous former Gulf Cartel leader Osiel Cardenas (El Mata Amigos) was caught in South Texas flashing a badge from the Cameron County DA's office. themonitor.com/news/local/art…
RT @rickdunham: Preparing for a ban on targeted US agricultural imports, Chinese companies are "lining up alternatives sources—for soybeans…
Your favorite hard liquor may be coming soon(ish) to a Walmart or Costco near you after federal judge strikes down protectionist law texastribune.org/2018/03/21/jud…
RT @KirkPWatson: Will you please join me in helping out the family of Anthony Stephan House, the first victim of the #AustinBombings? His w…
In the land of the Texas Miracle, the state's tax collector and top accountant says "we’re going in the wrong direction" & warns of credit downgrade texastribune.org/2018/03/20/tex… via @TexasTribune
It's early but this may be the most important quote of the week: "I’m certain that Trump will draw a serious primary challenger. A lot of voters are getting tired of this act.” newsweek.com/trump-2020-afr…
This used to happen out in West Texas. When Pete Laney ran against Delwin Jones in 1972 he told voters if they didn't pick him, well, then Delwin would be fine, too. twitter.com/Brian_Sweany/s…
They're pouring across the border all right — to smoke legal pot in California. (Remind me why we are spending so much time and money on marijuana interdiction?) herb.co/marijuana/news…
RT @rgratcliffe: Cambridge Analytica Helped Ted Cruz Win Iowa But Now May Haunt His Reelection texasmonthly.com/politics/cambr…
I was also in @thedailytexan basement at one time, though it was a bit more than 4 yrs ago twitter.com/bobbycblanchar…
RT @SarahforHD134: @GregAbbott_TX LOL!!!!!!!
RT @scottbraddock: Federal Judge in Midland tells Empower Texans attorneys that what it seems they want the federal court to do is “tie the…
RT @andycates: Wherein I muse about whether Tim Dunn and Empower Texans are actually being crazy like a fox. texasethicslaws.com/single-post/20… @byjay…
RT @PhilPrazan: The TABC seems to be turning itself around after investigative reporting by @byjayroot. #txlege texastribune.org/2018/03/13/und…
RT @ec_schneider: "I'm applauding you all. I just came down ... we're just fighting the fight. It's not over yet." -- Rick Saccone speaking…
RT @RebeccaRKaplan: Someone just came out at Lamb HQ, asked people to stick around another hour. Rick Saccone came out and says he isn’t gi…
RT @TweetTonyMac: Can we all agree this bureaucratic obstruction of completely reasonable PIA requests is unacceptable? https://t.co/Gt1bRo…
RT @Grav1: House chairman says Gov. Abbott’s staff discouraged bathroom bill behind the scenes expressnews.com/news/local/pol… via @expressnews
RT @eramshaw: Nearly a year after @byjayroot upended TABC’s entire upper management, new commissioner & executive director have launched re…
RT @lmcgaughy: Tea partier @KatrinaPierson returns to Trump campaign as team aims to minimize 2018 damage, @toddgillman reports. https://t.…
If you count the number of Hispanics who identify as white it’s 72 percent of the kids who are white by 2020. Unless I read that wrong. twitter.com/alexazura/stat…
RT @jmartNYT: A la Reince on the tarmac. Loves making his own news twitter.com/realdonaldtrum…
RT @JessicaV_CIS: Illegal alien prosecuted for helping family pay smugglers to bring teen to US gets a 7-month sentence. Investigation rev…
@EmpowerTexans files civil rights lawsuit to stop potential criminal probe of controversial mail used against @charliegeren: texastribune.org/2018/03/12/emp…
RT @davidmcswane: There have been two package explosions in Austin in two weeks. Two dead. FBI and Austin PD investigating. https://t.co/nk…
RT @donwinslow: Help me spread the word by RETWEETING this THE FORCE IS OUT IN PAPERBACK TOMORROW!! (*Tuesday/March 13) A special COMPR…
RT @AP: BREAKING: National Rifle Association files federal lawsuit over Florida legislation that raises the age to buy guns to 21.
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@BetoORourke brings @NelsonforTexas onstage for brief time during stop in Austin, says voting for Nelson should be "no-…
RT @davidmcswane: It's like comparing skiing in Maryland to skiing in Colorado. twitter.com/HelmanDC/statu…
Omg this makes me look forward to the general. And yeah @tedcruz is right. If you say PEE-can you ain’t from around here. It’s Puh-CAHN. twitter.com/tedcruz/status…
RT @catrcardenas: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's is accusing Land Commissioner George P. Bush's agency of "hogging" federal Hurricane Har…
RT @kherman: Abbott fundraising email: “The skyrocketing turnout and massive enthusiasm we saw from Democrats during this Primary shows tha…
Despite nasty ads & huge $ outlays, the effort by @GregAbbott_TX & @EmpowerTexans to eject “squishy” Rs mostly fails texastribune.org/2018/03/07/bad…
RT @TexasTribAbby: Yeeeshk. Castros/Congressional Hispanic Caucus/Blue Dogs-endorsed Jay Hulings is in fourth place.
I know money matters a lot. But @EmpowerTexans threw a lot of money down drain as did @GregAbbott_TX. Sometimes money ain’t enuf. #txlege
Despite spending a gazillion dollars to win GOP primary for @judgetedpoe seat in Hou, Kathaleen Wall losing and may or may not make runoff
 
 
 
 
 
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