We tip our caps to the Texas Tribune. It's hard to believe that Evan Smith's nonprofit news org is only now finishing up its fourth year, given how quickly it became a household name in Texas political reporting. (It doesn't hurt that they've partnered with The New York Times as the Grey Lady's go-to resource on our fair state.) The Trib's staff is small but fierce, churning out incredibly useful resources from interactive redistricting maps to daily digests, as well as live-tweeting during special session ballyhoo. To top it all off, TexasTribune.org is a sleek and simple site that makes it easy to navigate, read, and share all your favorite content. It's impossible to visit and not learn something new, and that fact is a tribute to the Trib's fine work.
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