Alexandra Samuels

Covering politics, people and Texplaining for @TexasTribune. Formerly: @USATODAY, @dailydot, @UTAustin. Tell me your story: asamuels@texastribune.org

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GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state Senate special election
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GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state Senate special election
August, 10 2018
GOP Sues to Kick Gallego off the Ballot in State Senate Special Election
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GOP Sues to Kick Gallego off the Ballot in State Senate Special Election
August, 10 2018
Four things experts taught us about civility in a divided era
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Four things experts taught us about civility in a divided era
August, 10 2018
We’re partnering with ProPublica to track political ads on Facebook
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We’re partnering with ProPublica to track political ads on Facebook
August, 9 2018
Does Cruz lead O'Rourke by six points or two? Here's how to evaluate Texas polls.
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Does Cruz lead O'Rourke by six points or two? Here's how to evaluate Texas polls.
August, 3 2018
Ted Cruz leads Beto O'Rourke 49-43 in Quinnipiac poll
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Ted Cruz leads Beto O'Rourke 49-43 in Quinnipiac poll
August, 1 2018
Libertarians, independents and write-ins: Here are Texas' non-major party options in 2018
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Libertarians, independents and write-ins: Here are Texas' non-major party options in 2018
July, 31 2018
Some voters say they’re inundated with political spam this year. Is there a way to make it stop?
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Some voters say they’re inundated with political spam this year. Is there a way to make it stop?
July, 27 2018
As more states legalize marijuana, advocates see signs suggesting Texas may move that way
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As more states legalize marijuana, advocates see signs suggesting Texas may move that way
July, 26 2018
Texas Schools That Want to Arm Their Employees Have Two Choices
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Texas Schools That Want to Arm Their Employees Have Two Choices
July, 13 2018
Ask the candidates: What questions do you want answered before the November 2018 election?
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Ask the candidates: What questions do you want answered before the November 2018 election?
July, 13 2018
Texas schools that want to arm their employees have two choices
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Texas schools that want to arm their employees have two choices
July, 13 2018
Legalizing marijuana, limiting access to assault-style weapons part of Texas Democrats' platform
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Legalizing marijuana, limiting access to assault-style weapons part of Texas Democrats' platform
June, 24 2018
Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families
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Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families
June, 18 2018
Advocates say arming Texas school employees won’t cost that much. But many districts don’t want to do it.
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Advocates say arming Texas school employees won’t cost that much. But many districts don’t want to do it.
June, 14 2018
Four Things to Watch at Texas Republican and Democratic Party Conventions
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Four Things to Watch at Texas Republican and Democratic Party Conventions
June, 11 2018
Four things to watch at Texas Republican and Democratic party conventions
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Four things to watch at Texas Republican and Democratic party conventions
June, 11 2018
After crowdfunding law, Texans raise nearly $250,000 toward testing rape kits
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After crowdfunding law, Texans raise nearly $250,000 toward testing rape kits
June, 8 2018
Voting rights groups say a citizens commission could fix gerrymandering. It’s unlikely to happen.
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Voting rights groups say a citizens commission could fix gerrymandering. It’s unlikely to happen.
June, 7 2018
Republicans dominate the Texas House. So why is a Democrat running for speaker?
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Republicans dominate the Texas House. So why is a Democrat running for speaker?
May, 8 2018
The next local control fight explained: Why Austin passed a citywide sick leave policy
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The next local control fight explained: Why Austin passed a citywide sick leave policy
May, 4 2018
Texas has a plan to fix special education. Now what?
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Texas has a plan to fix special education. Now what?
May, 3 2018
State Rep. Eric Johnson, a Democrat, declares candidacy for Texas House Speaker
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State Rep. Eric Johnson, a Democrat, declares candidacy for Texas House Speaker
May, 2 2018
Texas is holding a special election to fill Blake Farenthold’s seat. Here’s how that works.
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Texas is holding a special election to fill Blake Farenthold’s seat. Here’s how that works.
April, 27 2018
Is the top vote-getter in a Texas primary election most likely to win their runoff? Usually, but not always.
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Is the top vote-getter in a Texas primary election most likely to win their runoff? Usually, but not always.
April, 27 2018
Attorney General Ken Paxton sides with restaurants, retailers on enforcement of "Barbecue Bill"
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Attorney General Ken Paxton sides with restaurants, retailers on enforcement of "Barbecue Bill"
April, 23 2018
Texas Teachers’ Pay Is Average. But Their Pensions Are Among the Lowest in the Country.
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Texas Teachers’ Pay Is Average. But Their Pensions Are Among the Lowest in the Country.
April, 22 2018
Texas teachers' pay is average. But their pensions are among the lowest in the country.
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Texas teachers' pay is average. But their pensions are among the lowest in the country.
April, 20 2018
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul: "Working as a team" was key to catching Austin bomber
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U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul: "Working as a team" was key to catching Austin bomber
April, 18 2018
It's not easy being Green: Third party faces long odds to make it onto Texas ballot
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It's not easy being Green: Third party faces long odds to make it onto Texas ballot
April, 13 2018
Texas is making billions from oil and gas drilling, but counties say rural roads are being destroyed
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Texas is making billions from oil and gas drilling, but counties say rural roads are being destroyed
April, 12 2018
Texas students are taking the STAAR tests this week. Take our quiz to see how you'd fare.
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Texas students are taking the STAAR tests this week. Take our quiz to see how you'd fare.
April, 11 2018
A Texas Democrat’s campaign just unionized. Here's why so few campaigns do that.
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A Texas Democrat’s campaign just unionized. Here's why so few campaigns do that.
April, 6 2018
Teachers in other states are striking. Texas teachers can't do that.
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Teachers in other states are striking. Texas teachers can't do that.
April, 5 2018
Q&A: Three experts discuss civic engagement in Texas
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Q&A: Three experts discuss civic engagement in Texas
April, 3 2018
Austin residents shared their fears and their info on Nextdoor during bombings
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Austin residents shared their fears and their info on Nextdoor during bombings
March, 22 2018
Here’s how Texas students are getting ready for the March for our Lives rallies over gun control
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Here’s how Texas students are getting ready for the March for our Lives rallies over gun control
March, 21 2018
Explosion reported in South Austin, police say
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Explosion reported in South Austin, police say
March, 21 2018
Austin's serial bombings: Here's what we know and what questions remain
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Austin's serial bombings: Here's what we know and what questions remain
March, 20 2018
After fourth bombing, Austin police believe they're dealing with a "serial bomber"
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After fourth bombing, Austin police believe they're dealing with a "serial bomber"
March, 19 2018
Angela Paxton might join the Texas Senate. Could she vote on her husband's salary?
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Angela Paxton might join the Texas Senate. Could she vote on her husband's salary?
March, 15 2018
Texan Katrina Pierson to re-join Trump campaign as a senior advisor
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Texan Katrina Pierson to re-join Trump campaign as a senior advisor
March, 13 2018
More than 30 Texas primary races are headed to a runoff. Here’s what you need to know.
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More than 30 Texas primary races are headed to a runoff. Here’s what you need to know.
March, 8 2018
Blue wave? Texas Republicans outvoted Democrats in the 2018 primaries — again.
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Blue wave? Texas Republicans outvoted Democrats in the 2018 primaries — again.
March, 7 2018
Without competitive primaries, some Texas politicians choose to donate to their colleagues
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Without competitive primaries, some Texas politicians choose to donate to their colleagues
March, 2 2018
T-Squared: Join “This Is Your Texas,” our first-ever Facebook group
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T-Squared: Join “This Is Your Texas,” our first-ever Facebook group
February, 28 2018
Four highlights from The Texas Tribune's women's symposium roundtables
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Four highlights from The Texas Tribune's women's symposium roundtables
February, 27 2018
Gun rights groups are powerful in Texas — but not because of money
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Gun rights groups are powerful in Texas — but not because of money
February, 22 2018
Texas students: What do you think should be done to reduce gun violence?
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Texas students: What do you think should be done to reduce gun violence?
February, 19 2018
Local taxes in Texas have been rising to help pay for education. Who is to blame?
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Local taxes in Texas have been rising to help pay for education. Who is to blame?
February, 16 2018
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