is a reporting fellow at the Texas Tribune, where she covers politics and policy through breaking news and enterprise stories. She is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where she studied Journalism and Women and Gender Studies. Before the Tribune, Sydney covered state politics for the Arizona Capitol Times, and has reported for The Arizona Republic, Politico, USA Today, and Teen Vogue. When she’s not out on assignment or working on deadline, you can find her trying new taco places or getting lost in vintage stores around Austin.
Retired teachers are now looking to the Texas Legislature to provide more money after a Teacher Retirement System vote Friday that could change how much retirees will see in their pension checks in the future.
On June 26, 2003, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law banning gay sodomy — a watershed moment for gay rights. But 15 years later, same-sex couples face another court case that aims to roll back their rights.
After a report from the newspaper revealing mishaps in the state's managed health care program, lawmakers pushed for answers from representatives from state agencies and private companies involved in the matter.
See where statewide elected officials and members of the Texas congressional delegation come down on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy that separates immigrant kids from their parents.
Female inmates are offered fewer educational opportunities than men in Texas prisons, according to a recently released report. Those women who do have access to technical education say they are finding their passions.
The 22nd Congressional District, which includes most of Fort Bend County, has long tilted Republican, but Democrats see an opportunity to change that by reaching out to thousands of non-voters in ethnic communities.
It's clear that many Democrats running for office in Texas oppose President Donald Trump. But when asked about a hypothetical impeachment, many Democratic candidates weren't so fast to say "yes" to oust a sitting president.