is the community reporter for The Texas Tribune. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Journalism. She joined the Tribune in August 2016 as a newsletters fellow and later transitioned into a reporting fellow just in time for the 85th legislative session. Prior to coming to the Tribune, Alex worked for USA Today College as both a collegiate correspondent and their first-ever breaking news correspondent. She has also worked for the Daily Dot where she covered politics, race, and social issues.
Since U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold missed the Tuesday deadline to withdraw his re-election bid, his name will almost certainly remain on the Texas Republican primary ballot on March 6, according to state officials. So what if he wins?
One version of the proposed tax cut bill would count tuition waivers received by graduate students as taxable income, a move that could increase some students' federal income taxes by nearly 400 percent.
Net neutrality, an Obama-era policy that requires internet service providers to treat all traffic that flows through their networks equally, could be repealed next week. Some fear that repealing it would disproportionately impact small business owners.
Today is Election Day. Texans are being asked to decide on seven amendments to the state’s constitution, including two creating new property tax exemptions and one allowing professional sports teams to hold charitable raffles. Here's what's on the ballot.