Investigative reporter for the Texas Tribune. Made a documentary called Border Hustle. Hit me on Signal: +1-512-716-8643. About me: bit.ly/2wQnYXB
This is not an Aggie joke. It really happened! texastribune.org/2019/10/14/tex…
Cartel figure says he bribed current and former presidents of Honduras. This story helps explain why so many people are fleeing the tiny Central American nation, and raises troubling questions about our longtime foreign policy there. apnews.com/33c1950f869c4c…
RT @carla_astudi: ICYMI: the Texas Tribune suing to get the receipts for the $5.3 million spent at the 2019 Texas inauguration, thanks to t…
RT @MorrisReports: Public Safety Commission reaffirms the waistline measurements for ⁦@TxDPS⁩ officers. DPS leaders said they will give a…
RT @MorrisReports: Gov office: trust us ⁦@byjayroot⁩ & ⁦@ShannonNajma⁩: but verify The 2019 Texas inauguration cost $5.3 million. Where a…
RT @eramshaw: @TexasTribune @GregAbbott_TX @DanPatrick @ShannonNajma @byjayroot keeping the pressure on
RT @yatescait: If you haven’t read @Sleutert’s work for @lawfareblog on the at least 650 migrants who have died in Brooks County, Texas sin…
RT @_BrianSandler: If I have to have a receipt to expense a $5 sandwich on a business trip, how can there be no receipts for how $5 MILLION…
RT @bobbycblanchard: we're in the sunshine business over here at the @TexasTribune texastribune.org/2019/10/09/201… via @ShannonNajma / @byjayroot
RT @WellsDunbar: With Will Hurd’s retirement, the GOP has lost its only black member of Congress. Texas Republicans, writes @TexasTribune
If you are one of the 30 charities said to have gotten some of the $800,000 the Texas Inaugural Committee spent on charitable donations, I would love to hear from you! DMs open and see Signal contact info on my Twitter bio. twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
Nobody would tell us who got the record $5.3m that was spent to put on the 2019 Texas inauguration. It was held just months ago but they say there are no receipts. Now we’re suing to see if we can find some. texastribune.org/2019/10/09/201…
After revealing that Texas State University underreported rapes and other serious crimes on campus, @ShannonNajma reports how the school systematically underfunded public safety and sometimes even had students working police dispatch. twitter.com/shannonnajma/s…
RT @ACLUMaine: CBP doesn't even try to hide the fact that they are following people into stores and questioning them because they have brow…
A Mexican citizen had court papers allowing him to be in the U.S. But a Border Patrol agent detained him anyway. texastribune.org/2019/10/04/tex… via @TexasTribune h/t @nachoaguilar
A good lesson for all of us: keep pushing for more access. Often it fails. But when it works it’s awesome! twitter.com/keribla/status…
I think they’re just watching you, @BobMooreNews twitter.com/bobmoorenews/s…
RT @amanbatheja: Wild to see Rick Perry, who national media loved to describe as "swaggering" when he was Texas governor, is now apparently…
I cannot lie, the @TxDPS does not like big butts! But you gotta love this story by @MorrisReports, in which state police officers say the new physical fitness directive aimed at their waistlines is all about "an appearance policy," not their ability to perform. twitter.com/MorrisReports/…
RT @MorrisReports: .⁦@georgepbush⁩ had poor college grades. His grandmother helped him rally. The story by ⁦@byjayroot⁩ with a great find o…
RT @dadams7308: In a stunning opening statement in the New York drug trial of Tony Hernandez, a federal prosecutor alleged Wednesday that M…
Gee I wonder why so many people are fleeing Honduras. twitter.com/skinosian/stat…
Major respect for the reporter here. Not easy to keep your cool and keep trying to get answers under fire like this. Major pro. twitter.com/maggienyt/stat…
After reading this link I’ve concluded my dogs know something terrible about the mailman. twitter.com/hcookaustin/st…
RT @skinosian: As someone who covered Honduras closely and is now covering Venezuela... the evolution of the US choice to stick with JOH th…
RT @Grav1: Ghostly image captured along Lake James reignites Bigfoot fever in North Carolina star-telegram.com/news/nation-wo…
Texas State dramatically under-reported the number of sexual assaults on campus in 2016 and 2017 texastribune.org/2019/09/30/tex… via @TexasTribune
RT @EricaGrieder: Omg. Ok, Texans, check this out: there's a WWII vet in Watauga who's turning 100 on Oct. 7, and wants to get 100 birthday…
RT @MikeLeeFW: I'm with @byjayroot -- that's a really good Jack Douglas impression. twitter.com/BudKennedy/sta…
I couldn’t help but think I was watching Jack Douglas. twitter.com/budkennedy/sta…
RT @SamMichaelLee: @TheLBJSchool @DrVMDS @poncho_nevarez @anoorani @byjayroot @Perla_Trevizo "Part of the [immigration] debate that gets mi…
Turning to debt, @RepMarkMeadows says no one has pushed back harder on spending than he has but it has failed to gain traction and “until it’s the most important thing, Congress is willing to spend money until it bankrupts” US. #TribFest19
I’m your tweeter for the House Freedom Caucus today at #TribFest19
 
says he views impeachment “through a prosecutorial lens.” #TribFest19
 
says he will make a “value judgment” based on facts in #impeachment inquiry. #TribFest19
 
says releasing transcript could have “chilling effect” on future presidents’ deliberations with foreign counterparts #TribFest19
 
calls Biden the “Jeb Bush of the Democratic Party.” #TribFest19
 
“Why don’t we release the transcript of Joe Biden’s convos.” #TribFest19
 
says unless there is some agreed upon standard about what are high crimes and misdemeanors, then Congress will “turn impeachment into a recall election” #TribFest19
 
“After 10 months guess what, they had nothing (on Russia probe) ... they are going to go after this prez” regardless of the facts.
 
says the tribalism in Washington is “bad for the health of the republic,” worries that issues like debt and border are not being solved #TribFest19
Asked why him and not Biden as nominee, @PeteButtigieg says, “electability.” When asked why not Warren, he says because it “doesn’t have to be my way or the highway.” #tribfest19
On economic issues, @PeteButtigieg stresses need to tame exploding debt and says: “we’re going to have to reverse the #Trump tax cut.” #tribfest19
“Nobody really knows what the political consequences of impeachment are,” says @PeteButtigieg at #tribfest19. But he says you have to do right thing and “sooner or later the politics will catch up.”
While many prez candidates are offering vegetables, @PeteButtigieg says he’s offering the “impossible burger.” #tribfest19
 
“It’s not about playing the game, it’s about changing the game.” #tribfest19
"Impeach or not to impeach?" @PeteButtigieg says "yes." #tribfest19
Huge crowd here for @PeteButtigieg. Thank the lawd for press seating. And for AC. Hot in ATX. #tribfest19
Fair warning: I’m your tweeter for the @PeteButtigieg one-on-one with @SRuhle. Coming up in 5 mins. #TribFest19 twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
Spotted at Mayor @PeteButtigieg event at #TribFest2019 just now: @MayorAdler, who introduced him when he announced.
RT @pfikac: ‘Border Hustle’ looks at a dad and his young daughter’s journey to the US, and how they encountered what @byjayroot calls ‘one…
RT @lomikriel: US signs accord w/ Honduras that would make asylum seekers who cross it wait there. It's considered one of the most murderou…
RT @NickMiroff: NEW The Trump admin has an asylum deal with Honduras, the latest in a series. What's different about this one? The U.S. mad…
RT @CharlieCookDC: I don’t Tweet very much but reading transcript has moved me to comment. I was totally underwhelmed by the transcript. A…
RT @ksieff: As the US negotiates a safe third country agreement with Honduras, here’s a story to read. Luis Tábora was deported from the US…
RT @CronistaOscar: En la administración Trump, El Salvador pasó de “shithole country” a “país seguro” en poco más de un año. Los políticos…
Well I guess it’s time for @AllanLichtman’s stock to rise again. He predicted eventual impeachment (w/Rs leading House, but still!) within days of #Trump’s election in 2016. He also was rare pundit who foresaw Trump victory washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…
RT @nachoaguilar: Former Fort Bliss soldier arrested for allegedly plotting bomb attacks on media, Beto O'Rourke - KVIA https://t.co/VsxoEE…
Echoing other Texas sex abuse exonerations, Houston man claims new science clears him, too houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/…
RT @morgfair: Over the years, some of you have asked about the sunglasses #JimiHendrix gave me around 50 years ago. Here they are, the only…
RT @mollyhf: Was at Laredo bridge 3:30 a.m. today talking to migrants in "Remain in Mexico" before tent court, about 20 from Cuba, Honduras…
RT @granitewinger: Why do right of center folks allow Hollywood to mock them so willingly. #DWTS did the same to Gov. Perry, and others so…
Great read here from Juarez, where migrants arrived after paying thousands to smugglers only to find the dream they were promised turned out to be a mirage. twitter.com/johnddavidson/…
RT @bobbycblanchard: Julián Castro hit Joe Biden over Barack Obama’s immigration legacy. But in 2013, Castro supported Obama’s policies. ht…
RT @peterbakernyt: Other presidents aspire to match the records of Lincoln, FDR or Reagan. Trump is fixated on beating Elton John. ⁦@maggie…
2/ If you’re an immigration journalist and you don’t have @rewasem from the @TheLBJSchool on your source list, you should put her on it right now. texastribune.org/2019/09/14/jul…
1/ Fell upon this awesome Congressional Research Service report explaining enforcement “triggers” touted by @JulianCastro in a 2013 hearing and the author of the report turned out to be none other than the great @rewasem at the @TheLBJSchool in ATX. twitter.com/rewasem/status…
RT @mollyhf: Scary to see a dedicated local reporter threatened twitter.com/valontheborder…
Texas State University says it misreported campus crime numbers texastribune.org/2019/09/14/tex… via @TexasTribune
RT @cassi_pollock: New this evening — @JimMurphy133 is the new vice chair of the @TXGOPCaucus, per caucus #txlege https://t.co/15gCZ8xBv1
University of Texas criticizes law school dean for "serious failures" after audit finds facilities manager defrauded school out of $1.6 million. texastribune.org/2019/09/13/ut-…
RT @emmaplatoff: The night @MQSullivan dropped his bombshell allegations, @RepDennisBonnen left a colleague a voicemail: "Hopefully, you kn…
You and Pete Slover on a road trip?! Wish there had been Facebook Live back then. twitter.com/tlangford/stat…
RT @MikeDorning: JEEZ! This is a U.S. immigration judge: “Want me to go get the dog?” the judge yelled at a 2-year-old Guatemalan boy. “Do…
RT @NickMiroff: The red line is the current fiscal year. Still an incredible visual. And worth noting the 64k is highest Aug total since at…
RT @danbalz: This statement comes from @PostBaron and underscores the regard with which @PhilipRucker and @AshleyRParker are held inside th…
RT @NickMiroff: Curious about how reporting works, or how to reach us? Please watch this PSA from a local journalist twitter.com/washingtonpost…
RT @RobertTGarrett: BREAKING: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he will defy NRA, take lead on gun background checks. ‘Someone in the Republi…
RT @carla_astudi: ICYMI: the things you find when you look closely at campaign disclosure forms 👀 via @byjayroot texastribune.org/2019/09/05/new…
Everyone — men, women, boys, girls — should read this inspiring interview. Words to live by. twitter.com/pamelacolloff/…
RT @aogarza: U.S. Border Crossings Continue to Fall as #Mexico Disrupts Migrant Flow | @WSJ ow.ly/STuy30ptWw6 #immigration
5/ But my fave part of the story about @RoyceWestTX’s disclosures was this gem of a quote from fmr TX Lt Gov. @DavidHDewhurst: “Do I look stupid today? In Texas we have a long tradition of not talking about the number of cattle you own or your net worth." texastribune.org/2019/09/05/new…
4/ TX biz records show GOP mega donor @GBrintRyan’s Ryan LLC is a manager — aka “a governing person” — of RyanWest LLC, which Democratic state Sen. @RoyceWestTX owns 40 percent of. But Ryan LLC does not list it as a subsidiary (owning 10 % or more). texastribune.org/2019/09/05/new…
3/ GOP mega donor @GBrintRyan, who has to file state ethics forms as a @untsystem regent, does not mention on recent disclosures that his Ryan LLC jointly manages a company with Democratic state Sen @RoyceWestTX. Maybe a #txlege ethics reform idea? texastribune.org/2019/09/05/new…
2/ @RoyceWestTX did not reveal his ties to the tax consulting firm he jointly manages with @GBrintRyan’s company, Ryan LLC, on state ethics forms. I asked his office and campaign why not, and didn’t hear back texastribune.org/2019/09/05/new…
1/ Democratic US Sen candidate @RoyceWestTX reveals on new federal ethics disclosures that he owns 40 percent of a tax consulting firm managed by Republican mega donor and #Trump 2016 tax advisor @GBrintRyan’s company. 1/texastribune.org/2019/09/05/new…
RT @GiladEdelman: Another takeaway from this maddening and must-read piece is this: you can moan about insurance and drug companies all day…
“The guy had a good nose for news.” And turtle eggs, apparently. twitter.com/amanbatheja/st…
RT @MarkSKrikorian: Head of Guatemala's central bank expects remittances for 2019 to surge 11% above the prior year, to $10.3 billion, "des…
RT @ksieff: Are you a Central American country whose president is being investigated by the DEA or the UN? Are you facing threats from Wash…
Gov. Greg Abbott says “mistakes were made” in his fundraising letter before the El Paso shooting texastribune.org/2019/08/29/tex… via @TexasTribune
If you’re gonna #BuildTheWall, why not consult with the people on the #border who will live with it? Ready @bova_gus’s story and answer this serious question: would you care if you lived there? twitter.com/bova_gus/statu…
Masterfully written and reported —> Her Ex-Boyfriend Killed Her Mother. Will the U.S. Offer a Refuge? nyti.ms/30adRro
RT @nachoaguilar: The line of people here to offer condolences to Antonio Basco extends for blocks around the church. Mr. Basco lost his wi…
RT @VMMacchi: While @ramonctaylor and I were in Nuevo Laredo, @byjayroot // @TexasTribune was in Monterrey, getting info that aligns almost…
RT @ICEgov: Statement on #Worksite Enforcement by ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence https://t.co/Q04lhEFNNS
 
 
 
 
 
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