Zach Despart Reporter
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Zach Despart covers Harris County for the Chronicle, including Commissioners Court and flood control. He came to Houston from the Burlington Free Press in Vermont and was also the managing editor of the Houston Press. In 2017 he won the Best Feature award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia for his feature on Venezuelan corruption in Houston and Miami. He is a New York native and graduate of the University of Vermont.

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185 Articles
4 months ago
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News organizations sue DPS over Uvalde shooting withheld records

More than a dozen news organizations filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of...

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4 months ago
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Uvalde shooting records withheld, new organizations say in suit

The lawsuit alleges that the state police have unlawfully withheld records, including...

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6 months ago
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Uvalde chief Arredondo defends delay in confronting gunman

Only a locked classroom door stood between Pete Arredondo and a chance to bring down the...

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6 months ago
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Waiting for keys, unable to break down doors: Uvalde schools police chief defends delay in confro...

Criticized by law enforcement experts for slowness in taking out the shooter, Pete...

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6 months ago
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Waiting for keys, unable to break down doors: Uvalde schools police chief defends delay in confro...

Criticized by law enforcement experts for slowness in taking out the shooter, Pete...

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6 months ago
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NRA convention attendees in Houston describe a culture under siege after Uvalde massacre

Deflecting blame from guns, attendees said a breakdown in society — including removing...

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7 months ago
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New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from ...

Despite an admonition from federal authorities, Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s plan...

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7 months ago
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If Roe falls, Texas GOP will focus on adoptions, preventing women from seeking abortions elsewhere

State leaders say expanding a social safety net for children and prosecuting abortion...

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9 months ago
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Lina Hidalgo says she intends to replace elections chief after bungled primaries

Hidalgo said some mistakes were due to new rules under SB1, the voting law the...

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9 months ago
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Republicans renew calls to fire Harris County elections administrator over primary problems

Republicans in Harris County renewed their calls to fire Elections Administrator Isabel...

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9 months ago
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Harris County took more than a day to report Tuesday’s voting results. That may be the new norm.

Harris County was in the only in Texas that failed to report complete election results...

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9 months ago
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Harris County took more than a day to report Tuesday's voting results. That may be the new norm.

Harris County was in the only in Texas that failed to report complete election results...

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