is a water reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune. She is a graduate student at the University of Missouri, where she also received her bachelor's degree in journalism. For the past five years, she's bounced around the Midwest, covering the Missouri legislature for the Columbia Missourian and also reporting for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Omaha World-Herald. Born and raised in Houston, she is happy to return to her home state where she can always find a good taco.
Webb County officials say they want to rely on the latest science to ensure the site is safe from floods. The company behind the proposed landfill thinks opponents are playing politics to delay construction.
The state's biggest city is competing against Miami Beach and Milwaukee. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement Wednesday and indicated the city will also go after the 2024 GOP convention.