Free-lance writer for New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Highways and others. Former bureau chief in Washington, Austin and Moscow.

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A half-century of reporting, including bureau assignments in Washington, Moscow and Austin and virtually ever conceivable story including wars, natural disasters, crime, terrorism and state and local politics.

Born: Aug. 30, 1944, in Boise, Idaho.
Grew up in Abilene, ...

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@daveymontgomery — 1,394 followers, 678 tweets

Sep 07, 2017

Tx Gov Abbott unveils commission to "rebuild Texas" in the aftermath of Harvey, to be headed by Tx A&M Chancellor John Sharp.

Aug 31, 2017

Austin school system opens its doors to students displaced by Harvey. At least 100 students in Austin shelters plan to enroll.

Aug 26, 2017

@alanblinder That's some wake-up call, Alan. Welcome to the Lone Star State

Aug 26, 2017

RT @NYTimesComm: .@nytimes has lifted its paywall to enable all readers to access our coverage of Hurricane Harvey…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter, Odessa American

Have you ever used a typewriter?

What a strange question. I can't imagine reporters who haven't used a typewriter.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email overnight