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A longtime writer and journalist, Jessica was thrilled to join the Texas Signal where she could utilize her unique perspective on politics and culture. As the Features and Opinion Editor, she is responsible for coordinating editorials and segments from diverse authors. She is also the host of the podcast the Tex Mix, as well as the co-host for the weekly SignalCast. Jessica attended Harvard College, is a onetime fitness blogger, and has now transitioned to recreational runner (for which her joints are thankful).

Greg Abbott moves to ban all COVID-19 vaccine mandates

On Wednesday afternoon, Greg Abbott issued a new executive order prohibiting vaccine mandates, even for vaccines that have full FDA approval. Abbott is also calling on the legislature to take up the issue of vaccine mandates during the special session. The governor’s...

Greg Abbott’s stunning COVID hypocrisy

Tuesday afternoon was another chaotic moment in Texas politics when the Governor’s office informed the public that Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19. But in the aftermath of that announcement and the revelations about all the precautions Abbott gets to utilize...

Dallas County Judge issues new masking requirements

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced an emergency executive order on Wednesday afternoon that would require face masks in public schools, businesses, and county buildings. The order is the latest challenge to Greg Abbott’s, who had previously declared that local...