is a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune. He recently graduated from Northwestern University where he studied journalism and political science. Matthew previously worked as a reporter and editor at The Daily Northwestern, covering administration and faculty, student protests and diversity in campus programs. He has also worked with the Council of American Ambassadors and has a keen interest in foreign policy. In his free time, Matthew enjoys French cooking and listening to Simon and Garfunkel.
Kaufman County District Attorney Erleigh Wiley said her office had closed its investigation into whether Attorney General Ken Paxton acted illegally in accepting a $100,000 gift from a CEO whose company was under investigation for fraud.
A group of parents is asking the state to test all babies for spinal muscular atrophy, the most common genetic cause of infant death. They hope that a treatment newly approved by the FDA will bolster their cause.