I'm the courts reporter and watchdog columnist.

Before making my way to the Crossroads, I was an intern at the Houston Chronicle and worked as the Temple Daily Telegram's city government reporter.

I graduated with a bachelors degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in print journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville in 2011.

I will be keeping my eye on the docket and whittling through data to better understand the lives of our readers and the issues that affect them. I investigate possible scams our readers report. Have a problem? Just want to chat? Send me an email

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Katy, TX