Investigative reporter for the Texas Tribune. Native of Liberty TX. Moité Français. Retweets endorsements only 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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Sep 16, 2017

RT @TexasTribune: As a result of Hurricane Harvey, 600 more Texas prisoners are set to get AC. 

Sep 15, 2017

RT @DraperRobert: "I wanted a purpose. I wanted an identity." So, violence. All too familiar story for young males. 

Sep 13, 2017

Texas political leaders love to brag about light regulations and economic freedom. Doesn't apply to beer industry. 

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