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Past articles by Reeve:

TribCast: State of the State and University Admissions, by Reeve Hamilton and Todd Wiseman

On Reeve's final TribCast, he talks with Evan, Emily and Ross about the most recent election results, Gov. Greg Abbott's first State of the State address, and a report on political influence on admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. → Read More

Proposal: Require Heart Screenings for Student Athletes, by Reeve Hamilton

Joined by the father of a Texas high school student who died of sudden cardiac arrest, three state lawmakers on Wednesday proposed requiring heart screenings for high school athletes. → Read More

TribCast: Expensive Chairs, New Badges and Vaccines, by Reeve Hamilton and Todd Wiseman

Reeve, Terri, Emily and Evan dive into the ongoing scandals at the state's Health and Human Services Commission, including the purchase of $2,800 executive chairs and roughly 300 high-dollar badges. And they also discuss the politics of vaccines. → Read More

TribCast: Muslim Day, Bloggers and Economic Incentives, by Reeve Hamilton and Todd Wiseman

Reeve, Ross, Neena and Emily discuss the backlash over comments made by a state representative on Texas Muslim Capitol Day, lawmakers' response to a controversial blog post, and the future of the state's economic incentive programs. → Read More

Sources: Brendon Anthony to Head Texas Music Office, by Reeve Hamilton

Gov. Greg Abbott has tapped Brendon Anthony, known for playing fiddle in singer-songwriter Pat Green's band, to head the Texas Music Office, sources told the Tribune. → Read More

Rep. White to Staff: Ask Muslim Visitors to Pledge Allegiance to U.S., by Reeve Hamilton

Freshman state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, left instructions for her staff on how to handle visitors in town for Texas Muslim Capitol Day: Ask them to declare allegiance to the U.S. → Read More

McRaven: Campus Carry Would Create "Less Safe" Environment, by Reeve Hamilton

Allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college and university campuses would create "less safe" environments, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven wrote in a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday. → Read More

Patrick: "I Have Consistently Supported" Open Carry, by Reeve Hamilton

After saying Tuesday that open carry legislation didn't have the votes to pass the Senate and didn't reach the "level of prioritizing," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent out a press release on Wednesday signaling that he might be reconsidering. → Read More

TribCast: Criminal Charges, Open Carry and Appointments, by Reeve Hamilton and Todd Wiseman

Reeve, Emily, Evan and Terri discuss a recent ruling allowing the case against former Gov. Rick Perry to proceed, the reactions to open carry advocates at the Texas Capitol, and Gov. Greg Abbott's appointees to university system boards. → Read More

Judge Rules Against State in Veteran Tuition Case, by Reeve Hamilton

A federal judge ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for Texas to deny free university tuition to a veteran who is a Texas resident now, but lived in another state when he enlisted. The decision could cost the state untold millions. → Read More

Abbott to Deliver State of the State Address on Feb. 17, by Reeve Hamilton

The Texas House officially approved a resolution on Monday inviting Gov. Greg Abbott to deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. → Read More

Abbott Announces Appointees to UT System Board, by Reeve Hamilton

Gov. Greg Abbott announced his nominees to fill upcoming vacancies on the University of Texas System on Thursday, and in doing so, sent clear signals about his vision for those boards. → Read More

TribCast: Inauguration Day and Canceled Investigations, by Reeve Hamilton

Reeve, Ross, Emily and John recount the inauguration day festivities, look ahead to the first days of the state's new leadership and discuss the investigations that were canceled because of a veto by outgoing Gov. Rick Perry, who is embarking on a new adventure. → Read More

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick Take Oath of Office, by Reeve Hamilton

In a moment he called "highly improbable," Greg Abbott officially became the 48th governor of Texas in a ceremony on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. His wife, Cecilia Abbott, became the first Latina first lady of Texas. → Read More

Pomp And Circumstance to Usher in New Era, by Reeve Hamilton

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick will officially drop the "elect" from their titles on Tuesday during an elaborate daylong inauguration celebration that has been months in the making. → Read More

Film Incentive Program Fears Guilt by Association, by Reeve Hamilton

With other state incentive programs under attack for favoritism and weak oversight, one that seems to be working famously might get caught in the crossfire. Film industry supporters hope it survives. → Read More

Attorney General's Review of UT Law School Released, by Reeve Hamilton

A now-defunct forgivable loan program at the UT law school — which spawned a raging controversy — lacked transparency and accountability, a newly released review conducted by the attorney general's office found. → Read More

Abbott: I'll Be "Bigger And Bolder" in Luring Business, by Reeve Hamilton

Through the Texas Economic Development Corporation, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said he plans to be "even bigger and bolder" than his job-creating predecessor, Gov. Rick Perry, when it comes to attracting businesses and jobs to the state. → Read More

Sources: Abbott Will Wait to Decide on Janek's Future, by Terri Langford and Reeve Hamilton

Amid a call for Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek to resign over a contracting scandal, sources close to Gov.-elect Greg Abbott say Abbott won't decide on Janek's future until after the completion of state investigations. → Read More

In Last Hurrah, Perry to Encourage Compromise, by Reeve Hamilton

Along with offering a rhetorical highlights reel of his record-setting tenure, Rick Perry will use his final speech to lawmakers as governor to call for bipartisanship and encourage lawmakers to work across party lines. → Read More