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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Jul 25, 2017

Acting TABC director says state audit will show "policy violations" on travel, including top managers "approving their own travel vouchers"

Jul 22, 2017

Wondering how the war on drugs is going? --> Mexico's bloody drug war is killing more people than ever  http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-murders-20170721-story.html 

Jul 21, 2017

RT @PatrickSvitek: Austin attorney Tim Mahoney, a Democrat, has filed paperwork to run for comptroller. He served as an ACC board trustee from 2008-2014.

Jul 21, 2017

RT @ddelisi: I recall when one of Gov. Perry's opponents attacked him for having a Canadian chief of staff (me). That happened t…

Jul 20, 2017

RT @cassi_pollock: .@GovAbbott's proclamation expanding special session agenda to 19 additional items is delivered to the Senate dais. #txlege

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