Reporter for the Texas Tribune. Native of Liberty, Texas. Made a movie about border security. Or lack thereof. Retweets only endorsements if it's Mick Jagger

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Jay Root didn’t know any reporters when he was growing up in Liberty, Texas, and he has never taken a journalism class in his life. But Root has been hooked on the news business since the day he walked into the offices of his college newspaper, The Daily Texan, during his last year at the Univers...

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May 24, 2017

This means @GregAbbott_TX will soon have a majority of his own ppl, not holdover appointees, overseeing an agency he wants to shake up.

May 24, 2017

Yup. Always a hard situation for reporters cause everyone wants to talk about it and yet it's meaningless outside the capitol. https://t.co/cZyh3tDqP0

May 24, 2017

Hours after heaping praise on the state's embattled TABC director, another top TX liquor honcho leaves agency  https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/24/another-top-tabc-honcho-departing-amid-controversy/ 

May 24, 2017

RT @amanbatheja: 6 Democrats + 1 Republican in the Texas Legislature filed bills to exempt tampons from sales tax. None got a hearin…

May 24, 2017

RT @eramshaw: It's hard to get tougher ethics laws through the #txlege. It’s even harder to figure out exactly who killed them.  https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/24/analysis-killing-ethics-legislation-without-leaving-fingerprints/ 

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