PREVIOUS WORK

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For 12 months, I wrote a grant-funded series on officer-involved shootings of unarmed individuals that ran in the Houston Chroniclethe San Antonio Express-News and the Austin American-Statesman. The series also got the attention of the Associated Press and the Texas Standard radio program.

As a freelancer, I write frequently for The Washington Post. I’ve also had the pleasure of writing for The Daily Beast, the New York Times, the Austin Monitor, the Quorum Report, Silicon Hills News, the Associated Press and several Texas metropolitan daily newspapers.

Please visit my Muck Rack portfolio here if you’re so inclined. My most recent stories and some older favorites are below (full Quorum Report stories are available for subscribers only):

Point of Impact series (2016-2017)
The death of Antonin Scalia: Chaos, confusion and conflicting reports (Washington Post, Feb. 14, 2016)
Conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Antonin Scalia (Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2016) 
Council member fears lawsuit over new ordinance (Austin Monitor, Feb. 2, 2016)
Texas Association of Business pushes for more competition in title insurance business (Quorum Report, Feb. 2, 2016)
Uber to leave two Texas cities: Galveston and Midland (Quorum Report, Feb. 1, 2016)
Council stalls mandatory fingerprinting for TNCs, adopts voluntary program instead (Austin Monitor, Jan. 29, 2016)
Senate property tax hearing showcases hostility toward local governments and the Texas House (Quorum Report, Jan. 27, 2016)
Council to discuss incentives for fingerprint requirements (Austin Monitor, Jan. 27, 2016)
Officials hope record number of jail suicides in Texas is a fluke (Quorum Report, Jan. 25, 2016)
Little clarity in TNC debate (Austin Monitor, Jan. 21, 2016)
Texas schools set to get $105 million from record-setting Powerball ticket sales (Quorum Report, Jan. 19, 2016)
Ridesharing supporters quickly surpass signatures needed to push for ordinance change (Austin Monitor, Jan. 19, 2016)
Senate rematch between Menendez and Martinez Fischer is a study in contrasts (Quorum Report, Jan. 15, 2016)
Gov. Abbott calls for constitutional convention (Quorum Report, Jan. 8, 2016)
Star Wars Could Pave Way For Austin Hologram Company’s Success (Silicon Hills News, Jan. 8, 2016)
Obtaining police body camera footage may prove tough under new Texas law (Quorum Report, Jan. 5, 2016)
Curtana Seeks to Cure Brain Cancer (Silicon Hills News, Nov. 25, 2015) 
Heavy rainfall triggers flooding around Texas (Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2015)
Texas Emerging Technology Fund Still Benefitting Life Sciences Startups (Silicon Hills News, Oct. 21, 2015)
Falling for Hawaii (Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 10, 2015)
Grieving Parents: Jail Bowe Bergdahl (The Daily Beast, Sept. 18, 2015)
Bowe Bergdahl’s Commanders Detail Their Frantic, Dangerous Search (The Daily Beast, Sept. 17, 2015)
Can Bowe Bergdahl get a fair trial after being publicly called a traitor? (The Daily Beast, Sept. 16, 2015)
Trending: Texas Supreme Court judge named ‘Tweeter Laureate’ (AP, June 5, 2015)
Strong-armed Texas state lawmaker leaves gavels in pieces (AP, June 2, 2015) 
Police say they didn’t see FBI bulletin before Texas attack (AP, May 12, 2015)
Texas lawmakers want to close ‘bypass’ for teen abortions (AP, April 6, 2015)
Lawmakers: Funding education for Texas veterans is too high (AP, March 23, 2015) 
Upping juvenile criminal age may be Texas non-starter (AP, March 1, 2015) 
Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order (AP, Feb. 20, 2015)
High court sends rollover case back to appellate court (Texas Tribune, Oct. 3, 2014) 
Chilling out in Maine (San Antonio Express-News, July 21, 2014) 
Whereabouts of madam’s list dies with her (San Antonio Express-News, March 17, 2014) 
Alamo Area Council of Governments places top executives on leave (San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 26, 2014) 
Property lawsuits skyrocket in Bexar County (San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 18, 2014) 
Florida murder trial set for porn star with S.A. roots (San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 12, 2014) 
Service dog is helping crime victim with PTSD deal with her condition (San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 17, 2013) 
Iconic sulfur spring to be turned off after 120 years (San Antonio Express-News, Aug. 12, 2013) 
Town torn as jailers-sex case draws suits, national attention (San Antonio Express-News, July 7, 2013) 
Killer acquitted under ’73 law (San Antonio Express-News, June 8, 2013) 
‘Texas Slave Ranch’ offspring made the best of life (San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 3, 2013) 
Pair of slayings shocks Real County residents (San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 9, 2012)