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]

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Planned Parenthood
Health Care

After Texas Booted Planned Parenthood from HIV Program, County Replacement Hasn’t Performed a Single Test

Texas took a nearly 30-year-old HIV prevention contract away from Planned Parenthood in December, promising there’d be no gap in services.

Texas took a nearly 30-year-old HIV prevention contract away from Planned Parenthood in December, promising there’d be no gap in services. Six months later, the county replacement has yet to perform a single test. Read More

The entrance to the 500-bed Karnes County Residential Center for detained immigrant moms and kids.
Border

Judge Halts Child Care License for Dilley Detention Center

Citing the potential for abuse at the center, a Travis County judge prevented Texas’ child welfare agency from licensing the facility for child care.

Texas' efforts to license the second of two immigrant family detention centers in the state as a child care facility are on hold until a September trial. Read More

Texas Legislature

A Runoff Campaign with Conviction in Fort Bend County

If Texas state Representative Ron Reynolds loses his fight against a 2015 conviction for ambulance chasing, the popular Fort Bend County Democrat may go to jail. But the three-term House member is running for reelection anyway — and using the … Read More

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