Jeremy Schwartz, Texas Tribune

Jeremy Schwartz

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Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Jeremy:

Texas’ law on gun background checks plagued by critical omissions of minors’ mental health records

Lawmakers tried in 2009 to require that the state report all court-ordered mental health hospitalizations to a federal gun background check system. Juveniles have been left out. → Read More

Settlement reached over private border wall, but experts say it won’t stop the environmental damage

Federal authorities have reached a deal that gives builders of the privately funded fence control over where to inspect for damage and leeway over which issues they choose to repair. → Read More

Why 18-year-olds can buy AR-15s in Texas but not handguns

This week’s massacre in Uvalde highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns. The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday. → Read More

Problems remain for We Build the Wall group after founder’s guilty plea

Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage faces more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding donors to the private wall effort. → Read More

Trump won Hood County in a landslide. His supporters still hounded the elections administrator until she resigned.

Michele Carew, an elections administrator with 14 years of experience, has resigned after a monthslong campaign by Trump loyalists to oust her. “I’m leaving on my own accord,” she said. → Read More

“Power companies get exactly what they want”: How Texas repeatedly failed to protect its power grid against extreme weather

Texas regulators and lawmakers knew about the grid’s vulnerabilities for years, but time and again they furthered the interests of large electricity providers. → Read More

How a local Texas politician helped a serial entrepreneur use COVID-19 to boost his business

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic when testing supplies were limited, local politicians went to great lengths to help a businessman with a criminal past try to sell telehealth and COVID-19 services across Texas. → Read More

This private border wall was already at risk of falling down if not fixed. A hurricane made things worse.

Engineering experts said photos of damage from last weekend’s storms reinforce the idea that building and maintaining a border fence so close to the river poses serious challenges. → Read More

He built a privately funded border wall. It's already at risk of falling down if not fixed.

Trump supporters funded a private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande, helping the builder secure $1.7 billion in federal contracts. Now the "Lamborghini” of border walls is in danger of falling into the river if nothing is done, experts say. → Read More

Along the border, the population is high risk for coronavirus, but testing is in short supply

Gov. Greg Abbott promised that all those who need a coronavirus test “will get one,” but near the border tests are scarce, and the death toll is beginning to rise. → Read More

Defending the Fort Hood shooter: ‘Absolutely ... a frustration’

Ten years after the massacre, a report reveals new insights into the radicalism of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan and the struggle of his Fayetteville-based attorney. → Read More

Legislature limits disabled veteran toll discount

The Legislature adopted limits on a program that exempts disabled veterans from paying highway tolls, hoping to prevent the toll discounts from siphoning → Read More

Lawmakers take aim at rising veteran toll discounts

Hoping to corral ballooning costs of a program that waives tolls for disabled veterans on Texas Department of Transportation toll roads, state lawmakers → Read More

Woman who served as the face of campaigns against drunken driving dies at 40

Jacqueline Saburido, who became the face of campaigns against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck 20 years ago, died Saturday of cancer in Guatemala, according to her family.She was 40.Saburido’s cousin, José Saburido, said she had moved from her native Caracas, Venezuela, to Guatemala City several years ago to gain better access to medical treatment and medicines.José… → Read More

Woman who served as the face of campaigns against drunken driving dies at 40

Jacqueline Saburido, who became the face of campaigns against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck 20 years ago, died Saturday of cancer in Guatemala, according to her family.She was 40.Saburido’s cousin, José Saburido, said she had moved from her native Caracas, Venezuela, to Guatemala City several years ago to gain better access to medical treatment and medicines.José… → Read More

Woman who served as the face of campaigns against drunken driving dies at 40

Jacqueline Saburido, who became the face of campaigns against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck 20 years ago, died Saturday of cancer in Guatemala, according to her family.She was 40.Saburido’s cousin, José Saburido, said she had moved from her native Caracas, Venezuela, to Guatemala City several years ago to gain better access to medical treatment and medicines.José… → Read More

Woman who served as the face of campaigns against drunken driving dies at 40

Jacqueline Saburido, who became the face of campaigns against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck 20 years ago, died Saturday of cancer in Guatemala, according to her family.She was 40.Saburido’s cousin, José Saburido, said she had moved from her native Caracas, Venezuela, to Guatemala City several years ago to gain better access to medical treatment and medicines.José… → Read More

Woman who served as the face of campaigns against drunken driving dies at 40

Jacqueline Saburido, who became the face of campaigns against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck 20 years ago, died Saturday of cancer in Guatemala, according to her family.She was 40.Saburido’s cousin, José Saburido, said she had moved from her native Caracas, Venezuela, to Guatemala City several years ago to gain better access to medical treatment and medicines.José… → Read More

Woman who served as the face of campaigns against drunken driving dies at 40

Jacqueline Saburido, who became the face of campaigns against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck 20 years ago, died Saturday of cancer in Guatemala, according to her family.She was 40.Saburido’s cousin, José Saburido, said she had moved from her native Caracas, Venezuela, to Guatemala City several years ago to gain better access to medical treatment and medicines.José… → Read More

Woman who served as the face of campaigns against drunken driving dies at 40

Jacqueline Saburido, who became the face of campaigns against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck 20 years ago, died Saturday of cancer in Guatemala, according to her family.She was 40.Saburido’s cousin, José Saburido, said she had moved from her native Caracas, Venezuela, to Guatemala City several years ago to gain better access to medical treatment and medicines.José… → Read More