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Corrie MacLaggan

Texas Tribune

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Corrie:

T-Squared: Our report on The Texas Tribune's staff diversity in 2020

If the calamity and catastrophe of the last year taught us anything, it’s that we must do more to ensure our newsroom resembles Texas — and our journalism better reflects the communities we cover. → Read More

T-Squared: Meet our new Houston reporter and our new audience analyst

Mitchell Ferman joins The Texas Tribune in March as our first Houston-based reporter, covering energy and the economy. Jon Garza is the latest addition to our audience team. → Read More

The Texas Tribune's most-read stories of 2018

No surprise: Our audience was drawn to our reporting on the U.S. Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke. And our most-read story of 2018 let readers know how they could help migrant children at the border. → Read More

T-Squared: Meet our two newest hires

The latest additions to the Texas Tribune team — a photographer and an engineer, both with deep Texas ties — will help us enhance our visual storytelling. → Read More

Full Text of Inaugural Speeches by Abbott, Patrick, by Corrie MacLaggan

Here is the full text of the prepared inaugural remarks by Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. → Read More

Texas Tribune Reporters: Our Top Stories of 2014, by Corrie MacLaggan

For those infatuated with Texas government and politics, 2014 was a blockbuster year. Hear it directly from the source: Here are our reporters' favorite stories of the year. → Read More

Former President Bush Spends Christmas in Hospital, by Corrie MacLaggan

Former President George H.W. Bush received visitors on Christmas Day at a Houston hospital and will remain there Thursday evening, according to a statement from his spokesman. → Read More

Former President Bush Remains in Hospital, by Corrie MacLaggan

Former President George H.W. Bush will remain at a Houston hospital Wednesday night "as a precaution," a spokesman said. → Read More

New Life in Austin for Brenham Synagogue, by Corrie MacLaggan

In Leon Toubin's dreams, Jewish life would again be vibrant in Brenham, where he cares for the synagogue where generations of his family worshipped. But Jews are not moving to Brenham, so Toubin has arranged to move Texas' oldest Orthodox synagogue to Austin. → Read More

Second Worker at Dallas Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola, by Corrie MacLaggan

A second health care worker at the Dallas hospital that treated the man who died of Ebola has tested positive for the virus, state officials said early Wednesday. → Read More

In Spanish-Language Ads, Abbott Touts Businesses Moving to Texas, by Corrie MacLaggan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says in new, Spanish-language ads that businesses are leaving California for Texas, where regulations are reasonable and taxes are low. → Read More

Thousands Lose Cars Amid Calls for Loan Restrictions

State leaders in business-friendly Texas have been reluctant to put new limits on any industry, and a lack of regulation is being acutely felt by the low-income borrowers to whom the payday and auto-title lending industry most often caters. → Read More

Housing Crunch Hurts Foster Care Oversight, by Corrie MacLaggan

The oil boom has brought jobs and prosperity to Midland and Odessa, but it has also driven up housing prices, making it difficult for the Department of Family and Protective Services to hire caseworkers. → Read More

Feeling "Invisible," Black Residents Leave Austin, by Corrie MacLaggan

Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population, according to a report from the University of Texas at Austin. → Read More

Texas Company to Pay Millions Over "Predatory" Lending, by Corrie MacLaggan

Texas-based payday lender ACE Cash Express has agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it used illegal tactics to push borrowers into a cycle of debt. → Read More

In Texas, Less Progress on Curbing Teen Pregnancy, by Corrie MacLaggan

In Texas and across the country, the birth rate among teenagers has declined significantly. But Texas has not fared as well as other states. The Lone Star State has the nation's fifth-highest birth rate among teenagers. → Read More

Lawmaker Slams Recommendation to Close Living Centers, by Corrie MacLaggan

State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, says a Sunset Advisory Commission staff recommendation to close six state-supported living centers is "inaccurate" and "slanted." → Read More

Cornyn Campaign Hopes Tea Party Strategy Will Help GOP Diversify, by Corrie MacLaggan

John Cornyn's campaign is actively seeking to reach diverse communities that haven’t been traditional Republican supporters. And his team is trying to use Tea Party-style strategies to do it. → Read More

Advocates for Disabled: End Texas' "Institutional Bias", by Corrie MacLaggan

On Monday, 15 years after a U.S. Supreme Court decision that paved the way for some people with disabilities to move out of institutions, advocates for Texans with disabilities called on state lawmakers to speed up that process. → Read More

Late Annie's List Director Called 2014 a Historic Year, by Corrie MacLaggan

In January we interviewed Annie’s List Executive Director Grace Garcia, who died in a car crash on Monday, for a story about the underrepresentation of women in the Legislature. Here are her previously unpublished remarks. → Read More