Joshua Fechter

Joshua Fechter

Joshua Fechter is the urban affairs reporter for The Texas Tribune, covering policy and politics in Texas' major metropolitan areas. Before joining the Tribune in August 2021, Joshua covered City Hall for the San Antonio Express-News. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Mueller neighborhood in East Austin, Texas

Texas homeowners and businesses will get a tax cut after voters approve Proposition 4

By: and - November 7, 2023

AUSTIN — Texas homeowners and businesses will get potentially thousands of dollars cut from their property tax bills in the coming years after voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that changes how public schools are funded. “Fighting for property tax reform is something Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and I have been doing together for […]

Police block off the road leading to the scene of a school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas

Top Texas Republicans push for more armed teachers, police after Uvalde shooting

By: - May 25, 2022

In the hours after a gunman killed more than 20 people at a South Texas elementary school Tuesday, the state’s top Republicans sought to immediately squelch the possibility of gun control measures in the wake of yet another mass shooting. As the death toll mounted from the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde and President […]