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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).

Janet Dudding On Her Race For Comptroller

Quietly, an accountant is running one of the most important statewide races that, while under-the-radar, is hugely impactful to all Texans. The Signal spoke with Janet Dudding in between campaign stops in her race for comptroller. Our first question immediately...

The Toughest First Day Of School

In Uvalde, Texas, kids are returning to the classroom after their summer break. But this is anything but an ordinary first day of school. Today is the first day of school after the tragic shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary School, where nineteen students and two...

Jonathan Hildner On Running For His Community

If Jonathan Hildner wins his race for house district 54, he could be the second-youngest member of the state legislature. The 28-year-old community activist would also be the first African American representative from the district, which is 54 percent...

Beto O’Rourke Continues Texas Tour

The crowd of more than 800 to see Beto O’Rourke last week in Fredericksburg was loud and boisterous.  The size was notable, given that Fredericksburg is in a county that Donald Trump won by nearly fifty points. No matter where he goes in Texas, O’Rourke is...