I'm a freelance writer living in Texas. I currently cover Texas politics for Quorum Report. I previously was the community calendar editor and a staff writer for the Voice and an assistant editor and reporter for Truthout.org.
My byline's also appeared in the Fort Worth Weekly and its website, F...
The much-anticipated Dallas Midtown development broke ground Friday, June 23, at a press event attended by its most enthusiastic backers. The 430-acre development at the corner of Preston Road includes the site of the shuttered Valley View Mall. It has been in the making since 2009, when then-City Councilwoman Linda Koop brought together various stakeholders to create an urban village linked via existing roads, trails and a trolley system.
Richard Allen stood in front of the audience at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth welcoming them to the Sunday matinee production of his newest musical, The Spirit of the Trail: A Musical Celebration of the Chisholm Trail. Wearing a cowboy hat, plaid shirt and jeans, the New York-born, Emmy Award-winning professor of film, television and digital media at Texas Christian University was not just introducing a new show but his new theater company too.
June 9, 2017      4:51 PM
With special session looming, campaign season is on again
Races include TPPF’s Mayes Middleton against Rep. Faircloth, Democratic challenges to Senators Burton and Huffines, and more
With six weeks until the special session begins,
incumbents and challengers alike have already begun campaigning. The question remains, of course, if Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will keep his promise he
would not run against Gov.
Houston Press Club's annual awards honoring best in journalism from across the state. Second place in the Internet Commentary category for my Bought and Sold portfolio connecting dark money to hyper conservative politics in the Texas Legislature.
Society of Professional Journalists of Fort Worth's annual First Amendment Awards honor the best in open government reporting, commentary and advocacy journalists across Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere. I came in 2nd place in the Internet commentary category for a bill filed in the 84th legislative session that would have hindered out-of-state access to open records. (http://www.dallasvoice.com/bill-limit-access-state-public-records-10189647.html)
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