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News Apps Team Lead — Texas Tribune

@newsapps lead developer with @TexasTribune. Campaign finance, data visualization, web performance and interactive design. Aspiring #geomancer. ♦

First Disclosures Offer View of 2016 Texas Money Race

texastribune.org — The first major wave of presidential campaign finance disclosures is offering the fullest picture yet of what role Texas, long known for its deep pool of political cash, is playing in the 2016 money race. The takeaways are as numerous as the Republican candidates flocking to the state to fill their campaign coffers.
Jul 20, 2015

First Disclosures Offer View of 2016 Texas Money Race trib.it/1Sy4giB via @TexasTribune

Jul 21, 2015

.@JebBush’s TX donors are monogamous & @marcorubio’s are plentiful — takeaways from latest financials #2016 texastribune.org/2015/07/20/fir…

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The Brief: How Cruz's Backers Think He Can Win In 2016

texastribune.org — The super PACs backing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz think his path forward is highlighting how "wedge issues" make him the strongest candidate against Hillary Clinton. The strategy was revealed late Thursday through a leaked presentation, and as the Tribune's Patrick Svitek reports, it "offers the most revealing look yet at how - and why - Cruz's supporters believe" he can fire up Republican voters: The 51-slide pitch - titled "Can He Win?"
Jul 17, 2015

RT @PatrickSvitek: From last night: Pro-@tedcruz super PACs believe "wedge issues" are key to his path to victory, presentation shows trib.it/1HTkyN8

Analysis: The Center Did Not Hold

texastribune.org — Mark P. Jones, a political scientist at Rice University, periodically engages in an exercise that graphically demonstrates the state of Texas politics. Weighing every recorded vote they cast, he charts state and federal legislators from the most liberal to the most conservative.
Jul 17, 2015

If you want to get rid of centrists, redistricting can be pretty efficient. bit.ly/1HUZqpK #txlege

Jul 17, 2015

A snapshot of a terrible trend in Texas governance: Gerrymandering kills the political middle. By @TexasTribune ow.ly/PLgHk

Ryan Murphy: LGBT Acceptance Driven by AIDS Crisis

variety.com — When I was a kid, my grandmother in Indiana for some reason knew that Rock Hudson was gay. She used to say disparaging words - "he's a queer." But she had great affection for Paul Lynde on "Hollywood Squares." Those were the only gay men I knew.

Texas Reservoir Levels

apps.texastribune.org — As recently as 2011, Texas endured the most intense drought in recorded state history. But the rainfall so far in 2015 has left less than 1 percent of the state in drought conditions. Texas reservoirs are not far behind; as of Monday, they were collectively more than 83 percent full.
Jun 18, 2015

What's the Texas drought look like now with all this rain? @newsapps strikes again. apps.texastribune.org/reservoirs/ #water #texas

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'Living on the end of a lightning bolt.': The legacy of 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes

PerryTracker | The Texas Tribune

apps.texastribune.org — On June 4, 2015, former Gov. Rick Perry announced he was entering the 2016 campaign for president, the second time he's run for the post. Out of office for the first time since his 1984 election to the Texas House, Perry is now able to travel freely in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and beyond.

Women in the Lege: A Historical Look

The Q&A: Antonietta Quigg

texastribune.org — With each issue, Trib+Water brings you an interview with experts on water-related issues. Here is this week's subject: is an oceanography professor and associate vice president for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M University at Galveston researching the health of the Gulf of Mexico, including impacts of drought and oil spills.

EPA Closely Watching Bill to Speed State Permits

texastribune.org — Texas appears poised to enact environmental legislation that could trigger an unintended consequence: more federal oversight. Fast-moving bills that would curb opportunities for public protest so state environmental permits can be issued more quickly have drawn the attention of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, long the state's political punching bag.
May 06, 2015

RT @Jmalewitz: A #txlege proposal to speed up enviro permitting could have an unintended consequence: More EPA oversight ow.ly/MAIEu

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Jul 30, 2015

Texas Tribune baseball trip! (@ Dell Diamond - @rrexpress in Round Rock, TX) swarmapp.com/c/7SsPjA6RGxo

Jul 30, 2015

RT @albertocairo: Teach stats reasoning first MT @no_such_zone @jeremybowers If I had to pick only 1 #ddj skill to teach a newsroom it would be scraping.

Jul 30, 2015

using display: table-cell and I've never felt more alive

Jul 29, 2015

@derekwillis @jeremybowers Meant to come back around sooner — what do you mean? As in, that's what it's for?

Jul 29, 2015

how many fields is too many fields on a Django model asking for a friend

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