Here’s a running list of my best Dallas Morning News stories

I started at The Dallas Morning News in February 2015. I began on the cops beat, covering the Dallas Police Department. In February 2016, I was moved to cover Dallas County government, the jail, North Texas’ largest public hospital and the juvenile detention center. In April 2018, I was promoted to be an enterprise/ investigative reporter, focusing on big stories with impact.

It’s hard to find time to keep this website updated. You can read all my published stories at my author page here. Here are some stories I’ve done in Dallas that I’m particularly proud of.

Profiles

How Police Chief David Brown’s entire life prepared him for the Dallas shootings

This story was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize, as it was included among The Dallas Morning News’ entry for the breaking news category.

‘Too controversial’ for Fox, Dallas’ Tomi Lahren may be Facebook’s most loved and hated woman

Lee Merritt, civil rights attorney on the rise, faces moment of reckoning

Before the trial of his life, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price isn’t worried

After Orlando, a Dallas drag queen looks out on her changed world

Investigations

Flooded Houston-area homeowners might have been spared ruin — but only if they read the fine print

Cruel and unusual: Dallas County teen inmates locked indoors for months

How dozens in southern Dallas were swindled out of homes — under the government’s nose

White, straight and Christian: Dallas County politician admits rewarding his kids if they marry within race

The suburbs are booming, but their uninsured increasingly burden Dallas County taxpayers

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins interfered in major deal on behalf of local firms, colleagues allege

A taxing problem: Dallas property taxes squeeze middle class while wealthy, businesses reap advantages

Guards watched football, played on phones while youths in Dallas County lockup had sex

Features

Inside NRA TV, where the gun rights group spreads alarm and keeps lawmakers in line

Compassionate use: When the one drug that can protect your child could put you in jail

In rural Dallas County where there’s no running water, a clash over the role of government

‘Goodbye to the girl I used to be’

In Baton Rouge, Dallas officers soldier on to honor brothers in blue

Victim in Garland terror attack tormented by belief FBI knew of ISIS plot

The case of the missing ‘Queen of Oak Lawn’

Commentary

Why US politics keeps my grandma, a Holocaust survivor, up at night

I lost any sense of journalistic detachment when Patti Stevens mentioned me in her suicide note

Young women like me have a word to describe what dating can be like now — rapey

What I learned from getting kicked out of a police gathering in Baton Rouge

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