Hilltop Views

Texas Tribune event offers preview of upcoming legislative session

Kenny Phipps, News Editor

November 30, 2018

State lawmakers offered a preview of the upcoming 86th legislative session during a panel hosted by the Texas Tribune on Nov. 20. The event, which took place in Maybee ballrooms, was sponsored by the Tribune and moderated ...

The Statesman, other local news outlets provide valuable coverage national reporters can’t

Andrea Guzman

November 7, 2017

I first read of a shooting at a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Sunday afternoon. By the evening, chills ran through me as I saw an update that the 26 people who died ranged in age from 5 to 72. Tears swelled in m...

Texas Tribune hosts state representatives in political discussion at St. Edward’s University

Jacob Rogers

January 14, 2016

The Mabee Ballroom was packed Thursday for a political panel discussion hosted by Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune.A Conversation with State Reps. Celia Israel, D-Austin, Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, and Paul Workma...

Bitch Beer founder, SEU alumna discusses unexpected journalism career

Jacob Sanchez

November 2, 2015

After internships at the Austin American-Statesman, The Texas Tribune and once leading the news section of Hilltop Views, St. Edward’s University alumnus Ari Auber wanted to be a news reporter.But that all changed three-and...

Julián Castro dismisses speculation about being veep

Sara Katona

October 19, 2015

Julián Castro, secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio, was the Texas Tribune Festival’s closing speaker.Although moderator and Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith defined Castro’s appearance as on...

Texas Tribune Festival: ‘After Open Carry, Now What?’

Katerina Wynette Barton

October 19, 2015

In the Justice track at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, panelists discussed the next steps for gun laws in Texas in the segment entitled, “After Open Carry, Now What?”Panelists included three state congress member...

High-speed rail possibly coming to Texas by 2021

Viewpoints Editor

September 21, 2014

A high-speed rail from Dallas to Houston is projected to be completed by 2021, according to Robert Eckels, the president of Texas Central Railway.Next month, six meetings will be held near where the multi-billion dollar rail is...

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