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
Acting TABC director says state audit will show "policy violations" on travel, including top managers "approving their own travel vouchers"
Wondering how the war on drugs is going? --> Mexico's bloody drug war is killing more people than ever latimes.com/world/mexico-a…
RT @ddelisi: I recall when one of Gov. Perry's opponents attacked him for having a Canadian chief of staff (me). That happened to be true;…
RT @cassi_pollock: .@GovAbbott's proclamation expanding special session agenda to 19 additional items is delivered to the Senate dais. #txl…
TX Rep. @SarahforHD134 presses liquor regulators for records of possible "misconduct" at TABC #txlege #tcot texastribune.org/2017/07/19/sar…
Impressive list of TX based companies -- who used to have a lotta stroke in #txlege -- will test their power on bat… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
I'm a reporter so check my math: #Trump is reimbursing less than 1/2 of 1 percent of the money Texas is spending to… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @pfikac: Abbott promises to publish daily list of lawmakers who oppose his priorities expressnews.com/news/local/art… via @expressnews
RT @Kunfiadu: @dkharmon @Fahrenthold @byjayroot @TexasTribune 😂 oopsies https://t.co/OKT7CCGPE6
RT @ewaltersTX: Oil and gas companies are extremely unlikely to be punished by Texas' weak regulators for toxic emissions #txlege https://t…
RT @brandonformby: Your Sunday must-listen: How Texas CPS is a pipeline into sex work. texastribune.org/2017/07/14/com… via @ewaltersTX & @neenarepo…
RT @alexazura: 👇🏽 👇🏽 #txlege 👇🏽 👇🏽 twitter.com/IBMpolicy/stat…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne, a Democrat, says he's running for governor, will loan his campaign $2.5 million https:…
RT @Fahrenthold: Great work by @ap and @NBCNews this morning. twitter.com/ap_politics/st…
RT @jasonahart: If you increase spending, no, you have not "cut" spending. You could say "per pupil spending will go down" but that's, you…
Let's say you have exploding no. of ppl entering school. If $$ in budget rises but doesn't cover everyone similarly… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Some Dems want former Rep. Allen Vaught to switch to race against @GregAbbott_TX. But Vaught sez @DanPatrick "more vulnerable" than guv
Democrat @TMFtx tells me he's not ruling out a challenge, criticizes @GregAbbott_TX for presiding over weakening economy #txlege #tcot
Exactly 4 yrs after he first threw hat in ring, @GregAbbott_TX returns to SA to ask for another term as gov texastribune.org/2017/07/14/gov…
And then there were 7: another top honcho at liquor-regulating TABC is out. #TXLege texastribune.org/2017/07/14/lic…
That's a wrap, y'all. Only surprise for me: tho he talked upcoming issues I never heard a specific mention of speci… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Abbott: "I'm running for re-election."
 
warns "liberals are trying to mess with Texas." Says "TX values are not up for grabs."
Abbott speaking now. Tune into our livestream on our website courtesy KSAT
Event starting. @GregAbbott_TX's daughter Audrey Abbott begins event, talks about his "true grit" when he suffered burns 1 year ago
Dang it, I just missed a protester getting dragged out. Crowd erupted into cheers, yelling "Abbott! Abbott!"
This is where @GregAbbott_TX will make his re-election announcement -- across the hwy from where he 1st announced 4… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Here's another sign outside @GregAbbott_TX 's announcement event. There's about 10 protesters. https://t.co/wv1VE4vUtI
Here's one of the signs outside @GregAbbott_TX's announcement event https://t.co/OSm1aLP7QC
A handful of protesters outside @GregAbbott_TX's announcement event. Chanting "no more SB4" -- the "show me ur pape… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
ignores question about whether he is willing to call more special sessions if he doesn't get what he wants
 
blames low oil prices for @CNBC study showing TX no longer 1 of top 2 states for biz for first time ever #txlege #tcot
 
cites findings in otherwise disappointing CNBC study giving TX top ranking for workforce, notes TX best overall for decade
After this event he is expected to announce, at another SA venue, that he's running for re-election. #txlege #tcot
Waiting for @GregAbbott_TX at Boeing facility in S. Antonio. He's doing tour then coming to speak to workers and ho… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @TexasTribune: The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is in hot water. Here's everything you need to know about it: https://t.co/CeblRz…
Here's the @TexasTribune story on the troubled TABC's new director -- a highly decorated ex-general. texastribune.org/2017/07/11/tab… #TxLege #tcot
A highly decorated retired general is taking the helm at the troubled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. twitter.com/snajmabadi/sta…
RT @TexasStandard: @SomewhereinATX We'll have @byjayroot on the show today giving us the latest on this story.
RT @longhornderek: Jay Root's Bar & Grill is gonna have a heck of a time trying to get a liquor license. twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
The acting TABC quit cause he didn't wanna fire official who helped make this flier. She's pictured 2nd from left i… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
The top liquor regulator who quit today was criticized for billing the state for his personal mileage -- in an RV -- to liquor confab in CA
Weeks into the job, the acting director of the TX Alcoholic Beverage Comish has now quit. trib.it/2tFO2Qz #txlege
RT @rgratcliffe: ICYMI The Grand Old Divide texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/gra… via @TexasMonthly
RT @TexasTribune: Two TX congressmen bought the same stock that has come under scrutiny for possible insider trading: https://t.co/V8vLZmx9…
Stand by for more breaking news from the Texas liquor regulation chronicles. Spoiler alert. More ppl leaving the TA… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Hey Austin is right down the road. Come on down, @donwinslow. You got a lotta fans here. twitter.com/meggardiner1/s…
Listening to @viaAlana killing it as guest host on @TexasStandard. I'm all 'hey I know her' this morning. #TxLege
Don't disagree. But as much as I hate to admit it as a guy who writes for a living, a picture is worth a thousand w… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Wasn't just junkets. Also exposed cozy industry ties, admission of misuse of Govt resources, lost cars in inventory… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Good question. I'm asking. If anyone knows answer in meantime pls weigh in. twitter.com/nate_blakeslee…
RT @ATXjj: Helluva story of governmental overreach in Texas, another in a series from @byjayroot about an agency gone wild. #mustread https…
RT @JFreports: Wow: TABC threatened to shutter all 164 @Specs1962 stores or fine them $713M texastribune.org/2017/06/30/tex… via @byjayroot @TexasTr…
RT @SarahforHD134: Enjoying working with new TABC Chairman Lilly to help restore public confidence in the agency. twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
Regulatory overkill on steroids: Spec's liquor faced shutdown or $700m (not a typo) in fines. Judges want a warning. texastribune.org/2017/06/30/tex…
RT @donwinslow: At 63, I am proof you should just hang in there. Never dreamed I would have a bestseller all over the world. Very gratefu…
RT @PatrickSvitek: #SB4 gets the attention of the @washingtonpost edit bd., which calls it "frontal assault on the Hispanic population" htt…
Well deserved and frankly a little surprising this didn't happen before. May Da Force be with you from now on. twitter.com/donwinslow/sta…
RT @AP: EPA push to ban pesticide that scientists say can harm brain growth was reversed after EPA chief met with Dow CEO. https://t.co/XqT…
Vive Le Texas -- et Vive Le Texas libre! twitter.com/jimvertuno/sta…
RT @alexazura: The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin…
"If mass incarceration worked, wouldn't our drug problem now be better instead of worse?" -- novelist @donwinslow https://t.co/j1QKUunRHi
RT @donwinslow: .@realDonaldTrump, You've corrupted the news cycle but I know how much you like tweets I sent you one today - a full page…
Feeling pretty good about the state of the media as I listen to the #ire2017 award ceremony. Some great investigative journalism happening.
RT @CallerBetty: @byjayroot sharing a bit about his piece: Liquor regulators partying on taxpayers' tab (texastribune.org/2017/03/24/liq…) https://t…
RT @MWatkinsTrib: California's Texas travel ban creates confusion in college sports texastribune.org/2017/06/23/cal…
RT @donwinslow: Friday. Final push. Tweet to your followers re THE FORCE amazon.com/Force-Novel-Do…barnesandnoble.com/w/the-force-do… … https://t.…
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@tedcruz: "There is a big chunk of our conference who behind closed doors is ... scared of" voting to repeal Obamacare.
Damn you @donwinslow! I broke down at the airport. Oh well all that other shit I was gonna do will have to wait. https://t.co/LC25cb5IpC
RT @aogarza: Congrats to @TexasTribune for its #Murrow award-winning series on the #Tx-#Mexico border bit.ly/2rAz4cX @nachoaguilar…
Can't wait to read this. If you ain't readin' @donwinslow, you are missin' out. twitter.com/harpercollins/…
Texas politicians love to bash government regulations on biz. Except when they are passing them texastribune.org/2017/06/16/new… #txlege #tcot
& per @nachoaguilar, the #txlege let employers of undocumented immigrants off hook w/another toothless e-verify bill texastribune.org/2017/06/15/e-v…
Trump betrays voters: keeps DACA & won't punish employers of undocumented immigrants. Per @DavidFrum: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
He decided to let this beer bill, favored by powerful distributors, to become law.
@GregAbbott_TX embraces state regulations some of his biggest donors love. Small beer makers? Not so much. texastribune.org/2017/06/08/sma…
We got muzzled in the Texas Senate after years of precedent. Our hallways maybe next. Am still going to keep pressi… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @Grav1: Frustrations rising: With little notice, Texas DPS shortens driver's license office hours m.chron.com/news/houston-t… #txlege
RT @eramshaw: Texas’ top elected officials receive big bucks from beer distributors #txlege texastribune.org/2017/06/08/sma… https://t.co/L2JUPTEQYy
In non-Comey news, small beer makers in TX are reeling from "extortion tax" they say #txlege will force them to pay texastribune.org/2017/06/08/sma…
RT @evanasmith: Big @nytimes @GovAbbott piece is online — headline sez “struggles to lead” as @TexasGOP splinters nytimes.com/2017/06/05/us/…
Depressing to realize that fact checking these days is indeed pointless. Particularly when you spend most of your t… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Another tough assignment here at @OskarBluesATX: Write about what the #txlege did in beer regulation this year. https://t.co/1OXB7KRwHg
Is it "later this week" yet? #txlege
RT @HTXimmigration: Join @TexasTribune @nachoaguilar @byjayroot @LasAmericasMS @ArtAcevedo @Karla_QP @marekbros @ "Beyond the Wall" 6/8 htt…
I betcha this dude selling #trump toilet paper in Mexico is gonna cash in nydailynews.com/news/world/mex…
RT @amanbatheja: ICE confirms fielding call on Texas Capitol protesters (after initially claiming no record of 1) Via @gardnerselby https:/…
RT @alexazura: Yesterday we wrote a story about a Republican lawmaker calling ICE on #txlege protesters (many of them were Hispanic). In my…
Here's the whole statement from @MattRinaldiTX re the melee on the TX House floor today. #txlege #sb4 twitter.com/mattrinalditx/…
TX Rep @MattRinaldiTX also claims @RepRamonRomero "physically assaulted me." Says he's now under @TxDPS protection. Another day in #txlege
Texas Rep. @MattRinaldiTX says @poncho_nevarez threatened his life on House flr & "I made it clear I would shoot him in self defense."
RT @cd_hooks: congress is sterile. the #txlege is by far the nation's most deranged lawmaking body, and we're all sort of privileged to be…
RT @CapitolNar: The fight that broke out regarding #SB4 @TexasTribune #txlege @CesarJBlanco @MattRinaldiTX https://t.co/pzmrkb8Nhp
According to @RepJRod,@MattRinaldiTX told @poncho_nevarez "I'll put a bullet in your head." #txlege
RT @PatrickSvitek: The threat was directed toward @poncho_nevarez, @RepJRod says. #txlege twitter.com/PatrickSvitek/…
"@MattRinaldiTX started this and we're not going to let him get away with it." -- State Rep. Philip Cortez
Hispanic legislators responding at presser to #melee on #txlege House floor -- sparked after an R member called ICE… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
 
 
 
 
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