Eric Dexheimer

Investigative reporter

Eric Dexheimer has been a member of the Statesman's investigative team since 2006. Prior to moving to Austin, he worked for newspapers in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and New York.

Latest from Eric Dexheimer

West Texas sand rush exposes faults in state’s lizard protection plan
 A sudden influx of mining companies scraping the West Texas oil patch for sand to use in fracking operations has disrupted nearly as much highly sensitive habitat of a rare lizard in the last three months as the oil and gas industry has in the previous five years, according to state officials and a conservation group that monitors the area...

Posted: a day ago

A sudden influx of mining companies scraping the West Texas oil patch for sand to use in fracking operations has disrupted nearly as much highly sensitive habitat of a rare lizard in the last three months as the oil and gas industry has in the previous five years, according to state officials and a conservation group that monitors the area...
West Texas sand rush exposes faults in state’s lizard protection plan
 A sudden influx of mining companies scraping the West Texas oil patch for sand to use in fracking operations has disrupted nearly as much highly sensitive habitat of a rare lizard in the last three months as the oil and gas industry had in the previous five years, according to state officials and a conservation group that monitors the area...

Posted: a day ago

A sudden influx of mining companies scraping the West Texas oil patch for sand to use in fracking operations has disrupted nearly as much highly sensitive habitat of a rare lizard in the last three months as the oil and gas industry had in the previous five years, according to state officials and a conservation group that monitors the area...
‘Tenía 48 marcas en la espalda’: los tasers en las muertes bajo custodia
 El resumen de la policía de Rockdale sobre cómo murió Rosendo Gaytán la noche de Halloween de 2006 durante su arresto por intoxicación pública es breve y clínico: “Mientras estaba en la zona de fichaje de la cárcel del condado de Milam, el sujeto continuó siendo agresivo...

Posted: 3 days ago

El resumen de la policía de Rockdale sobre cómo murió Rosendo Gaytán la noche de Halloween de 2006 durante su arresto por intoxicación pública es breve y clínico: “Mientras estaba en la zona de fichaje de la cárcel del condado de Milam, el sujeto continuó siendo agresivo...
Sujetados y sin poder respirar, algunos mueren bajo custodia policial
 Durante la última década más de 50 personas han muerto, al menos en parte, por la manera en que la policía los sujetó por la fuerza o por el estrés físico asociado con haber sido detenidos, según una investigación de cerca de 300 muertes en Texas entre los años de 2005...

Posted: 10 days ago

Durante la última década más de 50 personas han muerto, al menos en parte, por la manera en que la policía los sujetó por la fuerza o por el estrés físico asociado con haber sido detenidos, según una investigación de cerca de 300 muertes en Texas entre los años de 2005...
‘PUSH! PUSH!’ How a bungled private contract cost Texans $130 million
 A dozen years ago, Texas health care administrators hired a company to help determine when taxpayers should cover the cost of dental care for the state’s poorer residents, particularly children. The company, later acquired by the giant corporation Xerox, deployed a team of medical specialists to review the tens of thousands of requests...

Posted: 15 days ago

A dozen years ago, Texas health care administrators hired a company to help determine when taxpayers should cover the cost of dental care for the state’s poorer residents, particularly children. The company, later acquired by the giant corporation Xerox, deployed a team of medical specialists to review the tens of thousands of requests...
She saved her choking student. The state tried to revoke her license.
 When Waco teacher Linda Hampton saw that one of her pre-school students had stuffed so much pizza into his mouth that he seemed to be choking, she moved quickly across the room and performed a finger-sweep, pulling the doughy gob out of his mouth. In response, a year later state regulators tried to take away her teaching license. The foundation...

Posted: 21 days ago

When Waco teacher Linda Hampton saw that one of her pre-school students had stuffed so much pizza into his mouth that he seemed to be choking, she moved quickly across the room and performed a finger-sweep, pulling the doughy gob out of his mouth. In response, a year later state regulators tried to take away her teaching license. The foundation...
She saved her choking student. The state tried to revoke her license.
 When Waco teacher Linda Hampton saw that one of her preschool students had stuffed so much pizza into his mouth that he seemed to be choking, she moved quickly across the room and performed a finger-sweep, pulling the doughy gob out of his mouth. In response, a year later state regulators tried to take away her teaching license. The foundation...

Posted: 21 days ago

When Waco teacher Linda Hampton saw that one of her preschool students had stuffed so much pizza into his mouth that he seemed to be choking, she moved quickly across the room and performed a finger-sweep, pulling the doughy gob out of his mouth. In response, a year later state regulators tried to take away her teaching license. The foundation...
Compradores en urbanización ilegal en Caldwell tendrían una salida
 El dueño de un desarrollo inmobiliario ilegal, a quien se le permitió operar en una esquina aislada del condado de Caldwell por más de una década a sabiendas de los reguladores locales, finalmente ha sido forzado a pagar por años de no haber cumplido con las normas de uso de suelo estatales y del condado...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

El dueño de un desarrollo inmobiliario ilegal, a quien se le permitió operar en una esquina aislada del condado de Caldwell por más de una década a sabiendas de los reguladores locales, finalmente ha sido forzado a pagar por años de no haber cumplido con las normas de uso de suelo estatales y del condado...
Combs set to join Interior Department, an agency she often battled
 As President Donald Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary of interior, former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs stands to become the latest state elected official to join a federal bureaucracy she often bitterly opposed. Combs, who as Texas comptroller managed the state’s finances from 2006 to 2015, was nominated to the federal...

8:28 PM Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017

As President Donald Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary of interior, former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs stands to become the latest state elected official to join a federal bureaucracy she often bitterly opposed. Combs, who as Texas comptroller managed the state’s finances from 2006 to 2015, was nominated to the federal...
Settlement gives residents a way out of illegal Caldwell development
 The owner of an illegal subdivision that was allowed to operate in an isolated corner of Caldwell County for more than a decade despite being known to local regulators is finally being forced to pay for his years of failing to abide by state and county land-use rules. Richard Burns, whose Century Oak Estates was created and sustained with...

3:17 PM Friday, Jul. 07, 2017

The owner of an illegal subdivision that was allowed to operate in an isolated corner of Caldwell County for more than a decade despite being known to local regulators is finally being forced to pay for his years of failing to abide by state and county land-use rules. Richard Burns, whose Century Oak Estates was created and sustained with...
Settlement gives residents a way out of illegal Caldwell development
 The owner of an illegal subdivision that was allowed to operate in an isolated corner of Caldwell County for more than a decade despite being known to local regulators is finally being forced to pay for his years of failing to abide by state and county land-use rules. Richard Burns, whose Century Oak Estates was created and sustained with...

3:12 PM Friday, Jul. 07, 2017

The owner of an illegal subdivision that was allowed to operate in an isolated corner of Caldwell County for more than a decade despite being known to local regulators is finally being forced to pay for his years of failing to abide by state and county land-use rules. Richard Burns, whose Century Oak Estates was created and sustained with...