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.
After being hit in the head with a bullet shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, state Rep. Armando Martinez plans to file legislation aimed at reducing or preventing celebratory gun firings. Full Story
If Rick Perry heads to Washington as Donald Trump's energy secretary, he’ll have to reconcile his new gig with his past comments on D.C., the federal government, and of course, Trump himself. Take a look at what he's said. Full Story
The number of illegal border crossers from far flung places— including countries deemed sponsors of terrorism — has been increasing, but they remain a small fraction of total border apprehensions. Full Story
The town of Orange took down its nativity scene when a local atheist group requested permission to display a “Happy Holidays” sign alongside. Top state officials are urging them to reconsider. Full Story
The campus carry debate took center stage again on Wednesday following a gun rights group's announcement that it plans to hold a fake mass shooting demonstration this weekend just off the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Full Story
The opening of yet another alternative charter school in one of New York City’s most troubled neighborhoods, Brownsville in Brooklyn, means little without the personal stories of its founders. Full Story
Researchers from Duke University have published a study examining the effects of socioeconomic status school assignment policies, implemented by the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina. Full Story