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William serves as the Washington Correspondent for the Texas Signal, where he primarily writes about Congress and other federal issues that affect Texas. A graduate of Colorado College, William has worked on Democratic campaigns in Texas, Colorado, and North Carolina. He is an internet meme expert.

The future of energy in Texas

On January 10, 1901, a well in Spindletop struck oil. A lot of oil. The black liquid spewed out at a rate of 100,000 barrels a day for nine days straight, the largest such gusher the world had ever seen up to that point. This marked the beginning of Texas’ days as an...

Senate confirms Biden’s CBP commissioner pick

On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus as Customs and Border Protection Commissioner. The 50-47 vote largely fell along party lines, although Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voted with Democrats.  Magnus, a critic of Trump’s...

The legacy of Eddie Bernice Johnson

On Saturday, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) announced that she will retire at the end of her term, bringing a nearly three-decade career in Congress to a close. Johnson leaves behind a history-making legacy marked by many firsts both in and out of...