Corrie MacLaggan | The Texas Tribune

Corrie MacLaggan | The Texas Tribune

Corrie MacLaggan is the Tribune's managing editor. Previously, the Austin native worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, writing and editing stories about Texas and nearby states and overseeing a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics for the Austin American-Statesman, writing about everything from gubernatorial races to food stamp application backlogs. She spent her first year at the Statesman writing for the newspaper's weekly Spanish-language publication. She has also worked in Mexico City, where she wrote for publications including the Miami Herald's Mexico edition, Latin Trade magazine and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Her first reporting job was at the El Paso Times. Corrie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and Spanish.

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Todd Wiseman

Now on the books: What Texas' newest laws mean for you

by Corrie MacLaggan

This year, new laws went into effect in Texas that do everything from lowering fees for handgun licenses to requiring seat belts on new school buses. Learn more about the state's newest laws. 

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Now on the Books: Revisit our series on Texas' newest laws

by Corrie MacLaggan

State laws that went into effect in September do everything from lowering fees for handgun licenses to taking on cyberbullying. Read our "Now on the Books" series about 16 new laws that affect Texans' lives.

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New in Trib+Water: Lawmakers Pledge Support for Hurricane Plan

by Corrie MacLaggan

In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: State lawmakers vow to champion a hurricane protection system for the Texas coast, Vista Ridge pipeline opponents win a small victory and an interview with water rights expert Charles Porter.

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Illustration by Jacob Villanueva

New in Trib+Edu: Computer Glitch Affects Exams

by Corrie MacLaggan

In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Thousands of STAAR exams are affected by a computer glitch, a study shows grades improve with 20 more minutes of sleep, and a Q&A with Tracy Weeden, president and CEO of Neuhaus Education Center.

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New in Trib+Health: Foster Home Crunch and Spiking Drug Prices

by Corrie MacLaggan

In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: Abused children in Texas are being left longer in psychiatric facilities, prices for some of the country's top drugs have increased more than 100 percent in recent years and an interview with David Earnest, a professor at Texas A&M University.

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Bob Daemmrich

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. 

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Bob Daemmrich

Former President Bush Spends Christmas in Hospital

by Corrie MacLaggan 4

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.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

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. 

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Bob Daemmrich

Former President Bush Remains in Hospital

by Corrie MacLaggan 3

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

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Anneke Paterson

New Life in Austin for Brenham Synagogue

by Corrie MacLaggan 18

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. 

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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.

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Abbott Web Ad Highlights Importance of Education

by Corrie MacLaggan

A new online ad from Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott focuses on the importance of education. "As a student, I know that education has value," one Texan says in the ad.

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Callie Richmond

For Many Texans, Miracle Economy Doesn't Apply

by Alex Duner, Alexa Ura and Corrie MacLaggan

State leaders tout the so-called Texas miracle – the idea that the economy here is thriving thanks to their small-government approach. But not everyone benefits. Here are the stories of six Texans who've found little relief in the Texas miracle.

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Michael Stravato

In Texas, Thousands Lose Cars Amid Calls for Restrictions on Loans

by Corrie MacLaggan 8

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.

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Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Veterinary Medicine Lacks Hispanics in Texas, U.S.

by Corrie MacLaggan 9

There were 84 Hispanic veterinarians in Texas in 2010, making up less than 2 percent of the state’s 5,728 veterinarians, according to the 2014 book Changing Texas, whose lead author, Steve H. Murdock, is the former state demographer.

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