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Must reads: Texas watchdog journalism roundup for June 25, 2017

Ticket to the Top

Investigative stories across Texas that uncovered hidden facts and held officials accountable.

Ticket to the Top | San Antonio Express-News

“How tiny St. Anthony Catholic High School got involved in a questionable recruiting pipeline that included the University of the Incarnate Word, a talent scout and a booster to land star Nigerian basketball player Charles Bassey, one of the top big men in the country.” Read more …

How expensive food and hidden facts got me hooked on journalism

Logos Cafeteria Story

Time for a flashback.

The latest issue of the Incarnate Word Logos, the student newspaper of the university I attended in San Antonio, published an article in May about the school cafeteria, and how some students are unhappy with their meal plans.

The article stirred up ancient memories. My very first news story was published in the Logos in 1994, and it was about high cafeteria prices.

The topic might sound trivial. But it certainly mattered to the 3,000 students who attended Incarnate Word. And what I learned about the high cafeteria prices at Incarnate Word got me hooked on journalism.

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