runs the Tribune’s social media efforts while strategizing with the newsroom to expand the organization’s reach and engagement across all platforms. He strives to ensure the Tribune is a leading voice every day in the conversation online around Texas policy and politics. A graduate of UT-Austin, Bobby spent his first year out of college at The Dallas Morning News as a reporting fellow, covering Texas politics and breaking news. He got his start in journalism in the poorly lit basement of The Daily Texan, followed by internships at the Houston Chronicle, KUT News and yes, the Tribune. Born and raised in the Houston area, Bobby is a native Texan. He relies on a steady supply of Tex-Mex and Red Bull to survive.
The ninth annual Texas Tribune Festival couldn't be happening at a more newsworthy time. This year's event features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a slate of presidential candidates and more.
Vice President Mike Pence visited a migrant processing center in McAllen on Friday. According to reporters who accompanied him, the tour showed hundreds of men in cages without mats to sleep on, and some migrants hadn't showered in days.
The secretary of state's office has faced criticism for its handling of efforts to review the citizenship of 95,000 registered voters. Now, Secretary of State David Whitley — a Gov. Greg Abbott appointee — faces a confirmation hearing.
President Donald Trump said in an interview with Axios that he plans to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship for the children of noncitizens. Legal scholars question whether that's constitutional. Here's what Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke have said.