is an investigative fellow for The Texas Tribune and a journalism senior at The University of Texas at Austin. She has also interned for the San Antonio Express-News in its Austin bureau covering Texas politics and contributed to PolitiFact Texas. This is Eleanor’s second time at the Tribune, having previously worked as a newsletters fellow.
With GOP frontrunner Donald Trump attracting thousands to a Monday night rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas Republicans increasingly must face this question: Can Trump win in Texas? Full Story
Following a newspaper investigation of Land Commissioner George P. Bush's work calendar, his office pushed back on a couple of fronts, releasing online a sharply worded letter to the editor and granting an interview to the Tribune. Full Story
Texas has given out tens of millions of dollars to entice events like Formula 1 racing and the Super Bowl to the state. But no one's done a great job of testing whether the state gets a good return on its investment, a new audit has found. Full Story
Neuroscientists from Northwestern University have released the results of a study of 40 low-income high school students, suggesting two to three hours of band class per week led to measurable cognitive improvements. Full Story
Julie Lythcott-Haims, former freshman dean at Stanford University, and Jessica Lahey, middle school teacher and writer, have recently published books with similarly instructive messages to modern parents: back off. Full Story