Jessica Montoya Coggins

Jessica Montoya Coggins
Ben Fountain On His Newest (And Prescient) Novel About Haiti

Ben Fountain On His Newest (And Prescient) Novel About Haiti

In his newest novel Devil Makes Three, Ben Fountain creates a gripping tale that takes place in Haiti in the aftermath of the 1991 coup which saw President Jean-Bertrand Aristide deposed by military forces. The story is told from the perspective of three characters trying to navigate their way through

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
A Note From The Editor

A Note From The Editor

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Texas Signal Media Foundation, a nonprofit newsroom devoted to creating honest public interest reporting by and for the new Texas majority. We are the outgrowth of a company that was founded in 2019 to fill a critical gap in our political

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
When Global Reproductive Rights Groups Step In

When Global Reproductive Rights Groups Step In

For decades, international organizations devoted to reproductive healthcare have operated in some of the harshest autocracies and authoritarian regimes around the world. Now, thanks to new laws that have reshaped where abortion can and cannot be accessed in the United States, places like Texas are receiving attention from those organizations.

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
Discrimination In Dress Codes Across Texas Schools

Discrimination In Dress Codes Across Texas Schools

According to a new study from the ACLU of Texas over half of the public schools in the state enforce dress codes and grooming policies that discriminate against students. Most of these policies target public school students based on their gender or racial identity. This review by the ACLU of

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
In Politics, Abortion Takes Center Stage

In Politics, Abortion Takes Center Stage

As the country gears up for another election in November, there are several concerns that will be top of mind for voters. But perhaps the issue that could make the biggest difference is one that became front and center as states like Texas moved to restrict it: abortion.  Texas is

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
On Our Bookshelf - February

On Our Bookshelf - February

Every month, The Texas Signal Media Foundation will be spotlighting books we have read to share with our audience. If you would like to make a recommendation for us, drop us a line at editor@texassignal.com  Devil Makes Three by Ben Fountain  Taking place in Haiti just days after

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
A Texas Physician On The Impact Of Abortion Bans

A Texas Physician On The Impact Of Abortion Bans

Earlier this month, the Texas Signal Media Foundation spoke with Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, a Board-Certified OB/GYN and Complex Family Planning specialist in Texas. For several years, Dr. Moayedi has been a leading voice against restrictive abortion laws like those currently in place in Texas. This interview has been edited

By Jessica Montoya Coggins
Christian D. Menefee’s Expanded Role With The EPA

Christian D. Menefee’s Expanded Role With The EPA

Michael Regan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, recently announced that Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee would be appointed to a second term on the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) for the EPA. In addition to that renewal, Regan also noted that Menefee would Chair the Environmental

By Jessica Montoya Coggins