Alexa Garcia-Ditta

Alexa Garcia-Ditta is an Observer reporter (and former intern) covering women's health, reproductive health and health care access across the Lone Star State. Before joining the Observer, she was a staff news writer at the San Antonio Current. She holds an MA in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and BA in journalism and Spanish from UT-Arlington, where she worked for three years on her college newspaper. After graduate school, she dipped her toe in public policy communications at the Center for Public Policy Priorities. When she's not at work, she's probably training for her next marathon. You can contact her at [email protected]

By Alexa Garcia-Ditta:

Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court as judges consider oral arguments in the Texas House Bill 2 abortion case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
Health Care

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law

As it unfolded: the day the Supreme Court issued the most important ruling on reproductive rights in a generation, striking down Texas' abortion law.

The Texas Observer staff liveblogs as we wait for — and report on — what could be the biggest ruling on reproductive rights in a generation. Read More

Buttons on display at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention.

Recap: Chaos and Castros at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention

The Clinton versus Sanders fight largely lay dormant at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention — until it really, really didn't.

Though Texas Democratic Party officials had worked hard to paper over the divisions between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters throughout the weekend, the superdelegate debate exposed real animosity between the two factions. Read More

Houstonite Jenifer Rene Pool.
Texas Politics

Meet the First Out Trans Woman to Win a Texas Primary

At the Texas Democratic Convention’s LGBT caucus this morning, I caught up with Jenifer Rene Pool, the first transgender Texan to win a Democratic primary — or, any primary for that matter — in the state. Pool is running against … Read More