John Jordan | The Texas Tribune

John Jordan | The Texas Tribune

John Jordan does a little bit of everything at The Texas Tribune. In addition working with our great photographers to editing our Directory of elected officials, John manages the day-to-day operations at the Tribune and makes sure we have good coffee to drink. Before coming to work at the Tribune, John spent several decades as a touring and recording musician. In 2005, he left the road to join a statewide political campaign. After that, John worked for an Austin-based nonprofit, then joined the Austin Bureau of The Dallas Morning News, where he worked for four years before joining the staff at The Texas Tribune.

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(Some of) the best Texas Tribune photos of 2017

by John Jordan

From tumultuous sessions in the Texas Legislature to widespread devastation from Hurricane Harvey, reporters and photographers for The Texas Tribune were on scene to capture the big picture and the human details.

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O'Rourke v. Cruz, Abbott's Latino outreach, Confederate monuments (podcast)

by Emily Ramshaw and John Jordan

On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the Beto O'Rourke-Ted Cruz matchup, Gov. Greg Abbott's efforts to make inroads with Latino voters and what to do about Confederate monuments at the Capitol. 

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Gun politics, Rex Tillerson and the state's health commission (podcast)

by Emily Ramshaw and John Jordan

On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Edgar about gun politics in Texas, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Trump press conference and our investigation into unrest at the state's health commission. 

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Slideshow: Digging out from Hurricane Harvey

by John Jordan 1

Since Hurricane Harvey first hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25, Texans have had to come to terms with widespread damage caused by the storm. Take a look at just some of what Texans are dealing with.

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Slideshow: Scenes from Hurricane Harvey

by Jacob Villanueva and John Jordan 1

Hurricane Harvey's direct — and seemingly endless — hit on Southeast Texas has left a path of destruction and unprecedented flooding. Take a look at what the region's residents and first responders are facing.

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The House takes up the budget: a day in pictures

by John Jordan 9

After more than 15 hours of debate, the Texas House passed its budget proposal early Friday morning, 131-16. Here's the story in pictures.

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What Does Racial Justice Mean in the 21st Century? (video)

by John Jordan 2

Full video of Peniel Joseph's keynote address on "What Does Racial Justice Mean in the 21st Century?" from The Texas Tribune's Symposium on Race and Public Policy, held at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin on January 13-14, 2017. 

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About the 2016 Presidential Election

by John Jordan

Starting February 1 in Iowa, voters finally begin of selecting their presidential nominees. Here's a look at the race ahead of those early votes.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

About the 2016 Texas Elections

by John Jordan

For most downballot races in Texas, primary day will effectively serve as election day.

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Inside Texas Politics: A Sit-Down With the Lt. Gov.

by John Jordan 6

This week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics features an extended interview with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

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Inside Texas Politics: Grading the 84th Legislature

by John Jordan 4

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey look back on the 84th Legislature.

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Inside Texas Politics: The Last Days of the 84th

by John Jordan 1

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, the focus turns to the end of the 84th Legislative session: It all ends Monday, but will it end with a bang or a whimper?

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Inside Texas Politics: Waco Shootout and Secret Tapings

by John Jordan 1

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politicstalk turns to the shootout in Waco and its effect on the open carry debate and the not-so-secret tapings of state lawmakers.

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Inside Texas Politics: Unfinished Business

by John Jordan 1

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politicstalk turns to the final two weeks of the 84th Texas Legislature: Will lawmakers be able to get together, or will they be back for a special session?

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The Playlist: King’s Special

by John Jordan

This week's playlist based on the latest Texas politics and policy news is dedicated to the King of the Blues, the late B.B. King. 

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