Rachel Osier Lindley

Rachel Osier Lindley is the Statewide Coordinating Editor for the Texas Station Collaborative.

Lindley holds an MBA from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Lindley received News Manager Training & Certification from Public Radio News Directors Inc. in 2015 and is currently a PRNDI board member. Previously, Lindley has served as news director for WBHM in Birmingham, Ala., where she established the station as a statewide journalistic force in Alabama.

Lindley also served as news director at Marfa Public Radio/West Texas Public Radio, where she played an essential role in building the station from the ground up. Lindley was recently named “Best Reporter” in radio by the Alabama Associated Press Media Editors.

It was more duel than debate Friday night in Dallas as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke went after each other from the start. Snappy and heavy on snark, Cruz and O’Rourke held nothing back in the first of three debates.

In the week since he was killed by a Dallas police officer, 26-year-old Botham Jean has been remembered as a hard worker, a good neighbor and an active churchgoer who stood out thanks to his smile and singing voice.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

On Tuesday, Texas Republicans and Democrats will choose the candidates they want on the ballot in November. The primary election includes several races for statewide office, including commissioner of agriculture, land commissioner — and governor. 

The 85th legislative session ends on May 29. Texas lawmakers have just over five weeks to figure out some of the state’s most pressing issues, plus hear and vote on dozens, possibly hundreds of bills. In all, legislators have filed more than 9,000 bills this session.