John Reynolds, Texas Tribune

John Reynolds

Texas Tribune

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by John:

The Brief: Texas Justice Lands on Trump's Shortlist for Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett was one of 11 justices named by the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump as potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court – if Trump is elected. → Read More

The Brief: Foster Care Pressures Mean Longer Psych Stays

Time spent in psychiatric facilities by abused children is up from six years ago, an effect of increased federal scrutiny of the foster care program and new restrictions on placing abused children in the care of relatives. → Read More

The Brief: 14,000-Plus STAAR Exams Affected by Computer Glitch

The state’s education commissioner revealed on Wednesday the scope of a computer glitch that caused some students taking state standardized exams to lose their answers. → Read More

The Brief: Cruz Takes Wisconsin, Calls Victory a Turning Point

Ted Cruz easily won the GOP presidential primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday, spurring the Texas senator to call the win a “turning point” in his battle against Donald Trump for the nomination. → Read More

The Brief: Abbott Tackles Life Story, Constitution in New Book

Next month sees the release of the first book by Gov. Greg Abbott, a project that will combine how he overcame personal adversity with his proposal to overhaul the U.S. Constitution to place more power with the states. → Read More

The Brief: When Legislating Yields Unintended Consequences

The Tribune over the weekend took a look in a couple of must read pieces at legislating and its consequences when it comes to the hot button social issues of abortion and vaccines. → Read More

The Brief: Multiple Suits Spur Worry About Hit to State Finances

Texas is defending itself against lawsuits running the gamut from how it manages its foster care system to the constitutionality of the system of financing public schools to the exemptions offered under the state sales tax. → Read More

The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

Ted Cruz made women the focus of his campaigning on a day in which his main Republican rival struggled to communicate clearly his position on how women should be treated should abortion become outlawed. → Read More

The Brief: The Top 10 Percent Rule and a Tale of Two Campuses

The Tribune's Neena Satija and Matthew Watkins take a long look today at the Top 10 Percent Rule and how well it allows students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the state's top universities. → Read More

The Brief: Trump's Winning Voters, But Could He Lose Delegates?

In the GOP race, more attention is being paid to the work of wrangling delegates, an effort that could prove pivotal should no candidate lock up the nomination on the first ballot. → Read More

The Brief: For Shame — Voters Embarrassed by Campaign's Tone

With another week in the GOP presidential contest marked yet again by boundary pushing attacks, The Washington Post's Sean Sullivan explores growing feelings of shame among Republican voters over the course of the campaign. → Read More

The Brief: The Trump-Cruz Twitter War Over Wives Intensifies

The war of words between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump continued to escalate on Thursday with Cruz issuing his angriest statements yet following Trump's decision to post an unflattering picture of Cruz's wife, Heidi. → Read More

The Brief: Cruz Raises Profile on Home Turf of Rival Trump

Ted Cruz has been in New York the past couple of days, raising his profile ahead of next month’s presidential primary there that is gaining in importance given the unsettled state of the GOP nominating contest. → Read More

The Brief: Trump Takes Arizona on Controversy Filled Primary Day

Donald Trump was handily besting Ted Cruz in the Arizona GOP primary, the first of two Republican nominating contests to report Tuesday night. → Read More

The Brief: Utah, Arizona Give Cruz Chance To Be the Anti-Trump

Ted Cruz rolls into today’s nominating contests in Utah and Arizona as close as he’s been this cycle to a two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump. → Read More

The Brief: Kasich Stays in Race, Complicates Cruz's Chances

With Marco Rubio out of the GOP presidential field, Ted Cruz is amping up his criticism of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last candidate standing between the Texas senator and his hoped for two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump. → Read More

The Brief: Efforts Within the Anti-Trump Camp Gain Urgency

Efforts by anti-Donald Trump elements to consolidate around Ted Cruz seemed to take on a new urgency on Thursday. → Read More

The Brief: Cruz Campaign Settles in for Long Slog to Convention

Ted Cruz no longer has to worry about one rival for the GOP presidential nomination — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — but he's now forced to reckon with another one. → Read More

The Brief: With Rubio Out, Cruz Closer to One-on-One With Trump

Ted Cruz is closer to getting the two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump that he's been hoping for with the results from Tuesday's nominating contests. → Read More

The Brief: Another Tuesday, Another Set of Pivotal Contests

In five states today, voters go to the polls in a set of nominating contests that could prove pivotal in deciding the GOP's presidential nominee. → Read More