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The Texas House must choose a new speaker to lead them in their own legislative work. But will members make the choice to stay the course or change direction? texastribune.org/2019/11/20/tex…
Here's what you need to know about his visit from @TexasTribune: kutne.ws/2O8dIkV
Trump supporters and protesters demonstrated near Apple's new manufacturing plant in Austin today. The president is touring the facility this afternoon. https://t.co/in4g0rrGco
Michael Bloomberg filed today for the Democratic presidential primary in Texas. bit.ly/2qw91rY
Mental health diagnoses for children through Medicaid managed care in Dallas and Collin counties have more than doubled since 2013, according to a recent report. via @dallasnews bit.ly/2O2WXaC
RT @PatrickSvitek: New: @MikeBloomberg filed today for the Texas primary, per @TXsecofstate
A Hidalgo County judge recently sent a cease and desist letter to a nonprofit clearing land for a border wall in the Rio Grande Valley. via @TexasStandard bit.ly/2qw0wx4
Until last week, Rodney Reed was scheduled to walk into Texas' death chamber and be executed today. Then a Texas court stopped it. Here's everything you need to know. #txlege bit.ly/2KFbzLo https://t.co/tEzQvpYkbl
We’re talking about State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, our story looking at the finances behind the inauguration and Julián Castro missing tonight's debate. Join us for #TribCast! #txlege twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
A group of Texas House Republicans is making a multimillion-dollar effort to defend the party's majority in 2020 with the speaker sidelined and Democrats pushing to flip the chamber. bit.ly/2pFDnrG
Texas’ official dish is chili, but some have suggested making tacos our new state dish. Learn more Texas trivia by signing up for @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq https://t.co/W4uUR9paZY
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that asylum seekers who presented themselves at ports of entry before mid-July won’t be affected by the Trump administration’s ban on people who didn't seek asylum in another country before arriving in the United States. bit.ly/2QHO8Vz
The Texas House is right where it was two years ago, entering an uncertain election cycle with a lame-duck leader. Does that signal a new path? bit.ly/2s2WNaH via @rossramsey #txlege
Keep tabs on Texas politics and policy with our morning newsletter. The Brief will tell you everything you need to know — all in one email. bit.ly/2Z1n3hb
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, publicly confirmed that he worked closely with outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Ukrainian policy "at the express direction of the president of the United States." bit.ly/35m2XkB
President Donald Trump will be in Austin on Wednesday for a tour of a new Apple manufacturing plant. bit.ly/2QCPgti
The NCAA's recent proposal could let Texas athletes profit from their own names and talent. But experts say their moneymaking opportunities will likely be limited. #highered bit.ly/32ZaqEI
In tomorrow's newsletter: House Republicans are launching a PAC to protect their majority status in 2020. Sign up for The Brief to receive a free recap tomorrow morning: bit.ly/2STmXpP https://t.co/0iMAPyqQGR
Spending on each of the last two inaugurations surpassed that of any other in Texas for at least 40 years, even when adjusted for inflation. But a spokesman for Gov. Greg Abbott has said no state dollars were spent on the festivities. #txlege bit.ly/2qspugM
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration's third country rule doesn't apply to migrants who applied for asylum before July 16. The rule requires the majority of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico before they apply for asylum. bit.ly/2CVd9o3
Texas House Republicans launched a new PAC with Speaker Bonnen sidelined and Democrats fighting for the majority in 2020. #txlege #tx2020 bit.ly/2D2d6Xi
“Respecting human dignity, striving for mutual respect and ensuring equal opportunity are nonpartisan values.”#txlege bit.ly/33Y0SLn
RT @TexasTribAbby: Here is a partial transcript of US Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland), unloading on Chairman Adam Schiff over the whistleblow…
President Donald Trump will head to Austin tomorrow to accompany Apple CEO Tim Cook on a tour of company facilities. bit.ly/2Kzurvd
RT @AliyyaSwaby: Sooo....@teainfo is estimating a relatively standard records request of some emails (a few months worth from a short list…
Texas athletes could make money from pending NCAA rule changes. How much? It's not yet clear. bit.ly/2QzbNrc
RT @elvialimon: Have you joined the @TexasTribune's community Facebook group, This Is Your Texas? Our group (moderated by me) is a civil pl…
President Trump is heading to Austin tomorrow to accompany Apple CEO Tim Cook on a tour of a new manufacturing plant and tout the company’s recent expansion. | via @TexasTribune kutne.ws/2Xv9IOr
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@BetoORourke, who campaigned for @ElizMarkowitz in September, resurfaces in the race, sending a fundraising email for h…
Excited that @TexasTribune is one of the launch partners in this. twitter.com/Google/status/…
The inauguration of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick cost millions. But much of it went to fundraising and staff. The money spent on personnel, including payroll and fundraising, has skyrocketed during Gov. Greg Abbott's two swearing-in celebrations. bit.ly/37gdEa1
RT @PatrickSvitek: With Bonnen sidelined, House Republicans spearhead new PAC to protect majority texastribune.org/2019/11/19/den… via @TexasTribune
A group of Texas House Republicans are making a new PAC to defend their majority status in 2020. #txlege #tx2020 bit.ly/2qjt90w
Join us for the next installment Tenth Talks, where policy experts illuminate their views on the next 10 years of Texas. Coming up: The Future of Health Care — Dec. 9 at #Studio919. RSVP to attend: bit.ly/2pl4how #ttevents
Experts say traditional approaches to helping people experiencing homelessness are less likely to help solve “chronic homelessness” because they treat the symptom and not the underlying problem. So here are some ways you can help. bit.ly/37lyQLO #txlege
Huge news. Non-profit news organizations like @TexasTribune - and now, THIS- are clearly journalism’s best hope. twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
T-Squared: Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora launching a national news organization for women texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… via @TexasTribune
Big and bittersweet news in this thread. One of the best journalists on the planet — @eramshaw — is leaving @TexasTribune to start a new publication on her own and taking our @amzam with her. Emily was on the original staff; I'm excited for her and also very sorry she's leaving. twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
This is a huge loss for @TexasTribune, but an exciting step for these two amazing women. I can't wait for what they create! Congrats @eramshaw & @amzam! twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
THREAD: Sad and happy day at @TexasTribune — @eramshaw @amzam will leave us soon to start a national nonprofit news org for women. A loss, but a great + hopeful development for the journalism ecosystem texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/Hmj030Pb1t
 
Hard to overstate impact these two fine colleagues and professionals + dear friends have had on @TexasTribune, their colleagues, friends and neighbors. Leaders at a moment we + Texas needed them most texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/6ujpsKyT9L
 
With @amzam as chief audience officer 3+ years, @TexasTribune audience grew quickly + significantly. Intense focus on membership, newsletters, social. Champion for diversity on staff + among followers. Key role in strategic plan texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/FFhO5KVpdA
 
Editor in chief @eramshaw was one of earliest @TexasTribune hires. Fine writer + editor, brilliant, visionary, tireless, calm. Nose for news, eye for talent. Unimpeachable integrity. Best advocate for her staff. Moral center. Savvy businessperson texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/F5vy2ioEwu
 
@eramshaw was enthusiastic collaborator, mischievous co-conspirator, trusted confidante, loyal combatant. I always wanted her in room. Completely focused, on task, poised. Exuded confidence. Every day = in control texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/HkmPC61yGp
 
Among the legacy pieces: At a time when our industry is not nearly enough in the hands of strong women, @eramshaw @amzam were pathbreakers and role models to one and all texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/Y2D4qUedco
 
People change jobs, chase opportunities. This happens. @eramshaw @amzam were brave to come to @TexasTribune way back when, brave to leave now. They have no choice: As I know well, start-up bug bites hard texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/2ZvLW4WzkO
 
Proud of + grateful for their accomplishments, hopeful for their success as news entrepreneurs. Everyone @TexasTribune will root for them loudest + hardest. I’ll root hardest and loudest of all. Join us in wishing @eramshaw @amzam all the best texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/86Jk7Idr6p
 
As they move on + move forward in next two months, so do we. Look for job postings soon as @TexasTribune begins own next chapter. **These will be two of best gigs in all of journalism** texastribune.org/2019/11/19/emi… #txlege https://t.co/w10gWFugS3
We have some news: @eramshaw and @amzam are leaving The @TexasTribune to launch a national news organization for women. We couldn't be more grateful for all they've done for us — or prouder of what they're about to do. bit.ly/342jpWX
The NCAA's proposed rule changes could let prominent athletes generate major endorsement money. In Texas, a state with a large college sports market and fanatical fans, the potential for dealmaking could be vast. bit.ly/2KyT9eU #highered
Despite our cowboy roots, Texas is home to the most big cities of any state — six of the top 20 to be exact. Learn more about Texas’ demographics by signing up for @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq https://t.co/HwC8FCxFKz
Texas coaches who stand accused of turning "a blind eye toward the abuse, even after the abuse was reported to them" are still running high school athletic programs, reports @thedailybeast. bit.ly/37jZNzK
WE'RE HIRING for our investigative unit with @propublica! We have a lot of different openings. Apply today! Data: bit.ly/2KcSTCs Engagement: bit.ly/2X7PGZW Investigative: bit.ly/2rAQwTj Research: bit.ly/32I6WpI
The NCAA's proposed rule changes could let prominent athletes generate major endorsement money. In Texas, a state with a large college sports market and fanatical fans, the potential for dealmaking could be vast. bit.ly/2KyT9eU
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: New: @JulianCastro names Nevada advisory board led by @Allison4Nevada. https://t.co/OBqQwO8MgT
Joe Straus, the Republican former speaker of the Texas House, called on the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to protect LGBTQ people against workplace discrimination. #txlege bit.ly/2QzwB1u
Traditional approaches to helping people experiencing homelessness, such as organizing soup kitchens or donating clothing, are less likely to help solve “chronic homelessness” because they treat the symptom and not the underlying problem. bit.ly/37lyQLO #txlege
The NCAA's proposed rule changes could let prominent athletes generate major endorsement money. But for most athletes, there won't likely be much of a windfall. bit.ly/2OoPDFj
In tomorrow's newsletter: Everyday athletes, not just star-quarterbacks, could benefit from NCAA relaxing rules on athletes. Sign up for the Brief tonight and get the details in your inbox tomorrow morning: bit.ly/2XF5VB8 https://t.co/tt0rTB6Qhz
Eight miles of original fencing are going up in the Rio Grande Valley, the first new wall to be built under President Trump. via @TexasObserver nyti.ms/2QuQOpl
Rural Texas is facing a critical physician shortage, forcing Texans to travel farther and farther for health care. via @TexasObserver bit.ly/2O2kf0p
A young immigrant was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder last year, which led to scrapes with the law. This criminal record may make him a target for deportation officials. Via @TPRNews bit.ly/2NWG0hS
The money spent on personnel, including payroll and fundraising, has skyrocketed during Gov. Greg Abbott's two swearing-in celebrations. bit.ly/2QBXSjM
All Texas schools are supposed to be making major improvements in providing special education services. But charter schools are still lagging behind. via @HoustonPubMedia bit.ly/2qqU6PB
Here's a list of ways to help homeless Texans — and organizations that can direct people in large cities to where their help is needed the most: bit.ly/2CWi2wY
While Collin County is becoming increasingly diverse, the El Paso shooting has reminded some local immigrants of their uneasiness. via @dallasnews bit.ly/37hOIz2
From @rossramsey: "If you look at his campaign missives, it's clear that the state's lieutenant governor — or maybe it's his staff — can't reconcile his math with his politics." bit.ly/2Xw8a6D
Several great jobs open now at @TexasTribune in Austin and Houston: texastribune.org/jobs/
Three months after a gunman targeted Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in El Paso, dozens of survivors are fighting to get their lives back. via @CNN cnn.it/2XrxU3S
We're sitting down with Democratic candidate for U.S Senate @cristinafortx for a discussion moderated by Tribune's own @evanasmith — Nov. 21 in #Studio919. RSVP: bit.ly/2JhpeY3 #ttevents
"Sounds exorbitant." "Absurd." "That is nuts!" "Egregious and wrong." The inauguration of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick cost millions. But much of it went to fundraising and staff. bit.ly/2QB0L4m #txlege
Abortion providers in Texas were forced to close many clinics in 2014 because of House Bill 2. Despite the Supreme Court overturning the law, most of those clinics never reopened. via @KUT bit.ly/37gmcO5
Traditional approaches to helping people experiencing homelessness, such as organizing soup kitchens or donating clothing, are less likely to help solve “chronic homelessness” because they treat the symptom and not the underlying problem. bit.ly/35aFcvJ
On Nov. 18, 1999, Texas A&M changed forever when 12 Aggies died during the Bonfire Stack collapse. Twenty years later, a memorial stands on the same ground to honor those who lost their lives. bit.ly/2OnxIyP
Money spent on personnel, including payroll and fundraising, has skyrocketed during Gov. Greg Abbott's two swearing-in celebrations, dwarfing spending in those categories during the Rick Perry era. #txlege bit.ly/2KxKvxA
It is Texas Tribune Pie Day! Pie Day is an annual gluttonous tradition at The @TexasTribune. Its purpose is to allow people to practice baking and eating pies before the Thanksgiving holiday. Please enjoy this beautiful pie! https://t.co/pN0Dk7ZvFg
As a state, we’ve got the 11th largest economy in the world, but a lot of Texans, including 1 in 5 children, live in poverty. Learn more about the state’s population by signing up for The @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq https://t.co/rK7qdySmir
RT @viaAlana: The @TexasTribune wins its first-ever Emmy award for our mini-documentary “13 Hours to Midnight!!!” Kudos to our scrappy mult…
Here’s a list of Texas organizations that are helping the homeless. bit.ly/35bT9cF
20 years ago, 12 Aggies died when the 1999 Bonfire collapsed at Texas A&M University. 27 were injured. @TheBattOnline remembers the day with this chronological thread. #WeRemember twitter.com/TheBattOnline/…
So many jobs posted rn @TexasTribune — which is growing like crazy. Come work for us, have fun, do amazing journalism, save the world, eat free guac (and the occasional free pie) #txlege texastribune.org/about/ https://t.co/4Y5AzXvK0s
The Texas Tribune is seeking a Houston-based reporter to cover energy and the economy. Apply here! bit.ly/2qyLPJ6 #txlege
The inauguration of the Texas governor and lieutenant governor — traditionally two days of parties, picnics and parades — has been transformed into a giant payday for campaign staff and fundraisers. #txlege bit.ly/2XrzAdH
RT @Longreads: "Regulators in the Lone Star State have given a hand to struggling coal companies as they face millions of dollars in mandat…
Budgets always look better if you don’t include all of the money you’re spending. When government officials want to spin a story about state finance, it helps to have control of the numbers — and to do the math properly. #txlege bit.ly/2Kx3tnT
The inauguration of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick cost millions. But much of it went to fundraising and staff. #txlege bit.ly/2Omh5DA
Walmart reopened its El Paso store for the first time Thursday after August’s mass shooting. The news created a mix of emotions in the local community. #ElPasoStrong bit.ly/2CNxziH
The number of people apprehended at the southern border hit its lowest monthly total since July 2018 last month, according to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security. bit.ly/32WPeiI
Texas has had 10 mass shootings in the past decade. Meanwhile, gun control has loosened in the state. #txlege bit.ly/33R9L9D
Join us for the next installment Tenth Talks, where policy experts illuminate their views on the next 10 years of Texas. Coming up: The Future of Health Care — Dec. 9 at #Studio919. RSVP to attend: bit.ly/2pl4how #ttevents
The Trump administration told the Supreme Court Tuesday that it can terminate DACA regardless of its legality. bit.ly/33XPW0s
State Rep. Poncho Nevárez turned himself in to authorities for booking on felony drug possession charges Thursday evening and was released after posting his bond of $10,000. bit.ly/2KoFJlI
WE'RE HIRING for our investigative unit with @propublica! We have a lot of different openings. Apply today! Data: bit.ly/2KcSTCs Engagement: bit.ly/2X7PGZW Investigative: bit.ly/2rAQwTj Research: bit.ly/32I6WpI
The University of Texas System is implementing a 2.6% tuition increase for its eight academic campuses in 2020 and 2021. #highered bit.ly/33MIWmR
RT @viaAlana: The @TexasTribune wins its first-ever Emmy award for our mini-documentary “13 Hours to Midnight!!!” Kudos to our scrappy mult…
The sprint for office in 2020 started last Saturday, when candidates began putting their money where their hopes are. via @rossramsey #tx2020 bit.ly/2OeqAoc
Elizabeth Warren is adding more staff in Texas, giving her the biggest organization devoted to the state of any primary campaign. #tx2020 bit.ly/2XiEeL0
For years, state officials have debated whether ethnic studies courses are racially divisive. But the Texas State Board of Education Wednesday appeared likely to approve an African American studies course next year. #txed bit.ly/32K68AU
We're sitting down with Democratic candidate for U.S Senate @cristinafortx for a discussion moderated by Tribune's own @evanasmith — Nov. 21 in #Studio919. RSVP: bit.ly/2JhpeY3 #ttevents
A toxic algae bloom in Austin killed five dogs this past summer. But scientists say these blooms are still there — and that climate change is making it worse. bit.ly/32N6PcB
President Donald Trump will head to Austin Wednesday to accompany Apple CEO Tim Cook on a tour of company facilities, a White House official confirmed to The Texas Tribune. bit.ly/32VbTLY
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: News: @realDonaldTrump will travel to Austin on Wednesday to tour an Apple manufacturing plant, a WH official confirms.
Parents and residents of Houston ISD gave state education officials one message Thursday night: they would prefer an elected school board over one chosen by the state. #txed bit.ly/355lktN
Texas' highest criminal court Friday afternoon halted Rodney Reed's execution and sent his case back to the trial court to further review his claims. #RodneyReed bit.ly/353IVeu
RT @charlesornstein: Deadline day: Today is the last day to apply to be the editor of our new investigative unit in Texas with @TexasTribun…
Suburban population growth in Texas has relied on people moving from other parts of the state and the country. What does that mean for our state’s future? Learn more by signing up for @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq https://t.co/5ca05PUKwI
Toxic algae blooms that kill dogs are becoming more common. And climate change is making it worse, scientists say. bit.ly/2qS6U1A
Most migrants cross at the Texas border. Here’s how the flow of people intersects with Trump’s policies. bit.ly/32BGvlU
Almost 29 million people live in Texas, and that number is growing by 1,000 people a day. What does that mean for our state’s future? Learn more by signing up for @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq
Will Hurd is spearheading a new group to elect a more diverse slate of Republicans across the country, the latest sign that he plans to remain politically involved as he leaves office. bit.ly/2KqbRFP
RT @jsmccullou: For context, in 2015 the CCA stayed Reed's execution and sent the case for review on a single issue of due process. It took…
Texas’ official dish is chili, but some have suggested making tacos our new state dish. Learn more Texas trivia by signing up for @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq https://t.co/jNj1EbnOqq
The University of Texas System approved an across-the-board tuition hike of 2.6% for its eight academic campuses, amounting to a $290-a-year increase for in-state, undergraduate students at its flagship university in 2020 and 2021. bit.ly/32RtCnM
Despite our cowboy roots, Texas is home to the most big cities of any state — six of the top 20 to be exact. Learn more about Texas’ demographics by signing up for @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq https://t.co/9A7uoBYdiv
BREAKING: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed Rodney Reed's execution, outweighing the parole board's recommendation. bit.ly/2KtKoD8
RT @jsmccullou: This basically outweighs the parole board's recommendation — since the CCA sent the case back to the trial court for furthe…
RT @jsmccullou: More Breaking in #RodneyReed: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution, in part on his claims of actual…
Elizabeth Warren now has easily the biggest organization devoted to the state of any primary campaign. bit.ly/2Xgtxc0
RT @emmaplatoff: Texas parole board recommends Gov. Greg Abbott delay Rodney Reed execution texastribune.org/2019/11/15/rod… via @TexasTribune
As a state, we’ve got the 11th largest economy in the world, but a lot of Texans, including 1 in 5 children, live in poverty. Learn more about the state’s population by signing up for The @TexasTribune’s newsletter series, Teach Me How to Texas. trib.it/Glq https://t.co/zj1S2tzBVa
 
 
 
 
 
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