I’ve been reporting in Denton for three years. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in print and digital journalism from the University of North Texas, I’ve learned how to cover a police beat and cultivate trust among sources at the Denton Record-Chronicle. It’s a small paper with limited resources, so I’m also a catch-all reporter when it comes to breaking news, enterprise stories in law enforcement and trends in murky crime statistics.
Crime is my specialty, but I’ve covered numerous other topics as an intern and general assignments reporter at the Record-Chronicle.
Homelessness is a particularly salient issue in the city because of the availability of social services and tolerance from local police. The Confederate monument in town, buttressed by a long history of local conservative office holders, has attracted more than its share of controversy in the last three years. And after Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016, Denton’s large immigrant population from Muzquiz, Mexico, craved answers to questions about their legal status – questions that remain mostly unanswered to this day.