is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. He writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Before joining the Tribune, he was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly. He did a 28-month stint in government with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Before that, he reported for the Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Times Herald, as a Dallas-based freelancer for regional and national magazines and newspapers, and for radio stations in Denton and Dallas.
Topically, a state legislator's cocaine possession case and the intemperate conversation that undid the speaker of the Texas House aren't related. But both are fodder for anyone who wants to shake up state government. Full Story
The starting gun wasn't loud, but the 2020 elections in Texas began — officially — last Saturday, when candidates could start filing for office. That's the beginning of a sprint from now to the March primaries. Full Story
On this week’s special pollster edition of the TribCast, Ross talks to Josh Blank, Jim Henson and Daron Shaw from the University of Texas about the findings of the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Full Story
Texas voters from the two major parties are split on a range of immigration issues, including immigration policy, deportations and bilingual education, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Full Story
National leadership and border issues top the list of voter concerns about the country; at home, it's the border and gun control, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Full Story
The Democrats hoping to challenge Cornyn in the 2020 general election face a hurdle, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll: Their own voters don't know who they are. Full Story
Texas voters are divided on whether the president should be removed from office, but nearly half think impeachment investigations should proceed, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Full Story