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Jeremy Schwartz

Investigative reporter

Jeremy Schwartz is a member of the Austin American-Statesman's investigative team and focuses on military, veteran and border security issues. He previously served as the Statesman's correspondent in Mexico City from 2005 to 2009 covering politics, drug violence and immigration issues. Schwartz won the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors first place awards in 2015 for Best Online Project for a story about a failed Department of Veterans Affairs brain research program and Deadline Writing for his work on the 2014 SXSW crash. He also took 3rd Place in the Reporter of the Year category and Honorable Mention in the Freedom of Information category for a story on interior Border Patrol traffic stops. 

Latest from Jeremy Schwartz

Deported veterans optimistic after Texas lawmaker’s dinner with Trump
 Deported military veterans living in Mexico say they are hopeful that a recent dinner between U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez,  a freshman Democratic congressman from McAllen, and President Donald Trump will open the door to their return to the United States and make it harder to deport those who served in the military. “We’re...

Posted: 6 days ago

Deported military veterans living in Mexico say they are hopeful that a recent dinner between U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez,  a freshman Democratic congressman from McAllen, and President Donald Trump will open the door to their return to the United States and make it harder to deport those who served in the military. “We’re...
Deported veterans optimistic after Texas lawmaker’s dinner with Trump
 Deported military veterans living in Mexico say they are hopeful that a recent dinner between a freshman Democratic congressman from McAllen and President Donald Trump will open the door to their return to the United States and make it harder to deport those who served in the military. “We’re very, very hopeful that things are...

Posted: 7 days ago

Deported military veterans living in Mexico say they are hopeful that a recent dinner between a freshman Democratic congressman from McAllen and President Donald Trump will open the door to their return to the United States and make it harder to deport those who served in the military. “We’re very, very hopeful that things are...
Fort Hood gets personnel boost from Congress
 Fort Hood will get a personnel boost thanks to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The post will see the return of an aviation training brigade — and about 137 soldiers — to its First Army Division West, which trains and mobilizes Army Reserve and National Guard units at Fort Hood. And Fort Hood will retain the 206th...

Posted: 7 days ago

Fort Hood will get a personnel boost thanks to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The post will see the return of an aviation training brigade — and about 137 soldiers — to its First Army Division West, which trains and mobilizes Army Reserve and National Guard units at Fort Hood. And Fort Hood will retain the 206th...
Rodney Reed’s mother hopes finding of false testimony leads to ‘justice’
 The mother of death row inmate Rodney Reed said Saturday she is guardedly optimistic about her son’s chances for freedom after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that prosecutors presented “false and misleading” testimony in his 1998 capital murder conviction. “I’m hoping for justice,” Sandra Reed...

Posted: 9 days ago

The mother of death row inmate Rodney Reed said Saturday she is guardedly optimistic about her son’s chances for freedom after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that prosecutors presented “false and misleading” testimony in his 1998 capital murder conviction. “I’m hoping for justice,” Sandra Reed...
Mural at 12th and Chicon hit with anti-gentrification graffiti
 A new mural at the intersection of 12th and Chicon Streets depicting musical instruments and proclaiming Austin Live Music of the World was recently tagged with anti-gentrification graffiti. The mural, which went up this spring, replaced a 2012 mural of a pregnant African-American woman by the Mama Sana organization. On Saturday, the music...

Posted: 12 days ago

A new mural at the intersection of 12th and Chicon Streets depicting musical instruments and proclaiming Austin Live Music of the World was recently tagged with anti-gentrification graffiti. The mural, which went up this spring, replaced a 2012 mural of a pregnant African-American woman by the Mama Sana organization. On Saturday, the music...
Motorcycle collides with pickup on FM 973; 1 man dead, woman injured
 One man is dead and a woman has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pickup in the 3500 block of FM 973 in eastern Travis County, Austin-Travis County EMS said. Both the man and the woman were thought to be in their 20s. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, but...

Posted: 13 days ago

One man is dead and a woman has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pickup in the 3500 block of FM 973 in eastern Travis County, Austin-Travis County EMS said. Both the man and the woman were thought to be in their 20s. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, but...
Rodney Reed’s mother hopes finding of false testimony leads to ‘justice’
 The mother of death row inmate Rodney Reed said Saturday she is guardedly optimistic about her son’s chances for freedom after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled prosecutors presented “false and misleading” testimony in his 1998 capital murder conviction. “I’m hoping for justice,” Sandra Reed told...

Posted: 13 days ago

The mother of death row inmate Rodney Reed said Saturday she is guardedly optimistic about her son’s chances for freedom after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled prosecutors presented “false and misleading” testimony in his 1998 capital murder conviction. “I’m hoping for justice,” Sandra Reed told...
DPS: 2nd death reported in motorcycle collision on FM 973
 Updated 11:15 a.m. Sunday, June 11: The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a second death resulting from a Saturday motorcycle collision with a pickup on FM 973 but declined to release details until next of kin is notified. Raul Diaz Jr., 28, was confirmed dead yesterday after his motorcycle collided with the truck. His female...

Posted: 13 days ago

Updated 11:15 a.m. Sunday, June 11: The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a second death resulting from a Saturday motorcycle collision with a pickup on FM 973 but declined to release details until next of kin is notified. Raul Diaz Jr., 28, was confirmed dead yesterday after his motorcycle collided with the truck. His female...
How an ex-governor accused of corruption nearly returned to power in a Mexican border state
 By the slimmest of margins, the former of governor of Coahuila, which shares a 400-mile border with Texas, lost his bid to return to elected office this week – and, as a result, won’t receive immunity from allegations of massive corruption while he was in power. Humberto Moreira, who governed the state of Coahuila from 2005 to...

Posted: 13 days ago

By the slimmest of margins, the former of governor of Coahuila, which shares a 400-mile border with Texas, lost his bid to return to elected office this week – and, as a result, won’t receive immunity from allegations of massive corruption while he was in power. Humberto Moreira, who governed the state of Coahuila from 2005 to...
‘Apathetic safety mentality’ cited in Ft. Hood wreck that killed 9
 Just before 11 a.m. on June 2, 2016, at the tail end of a torrential rainstorm, Pvt. Tysheena James drove the military transport vehicle carrying 11 of her comrades to the edge of a water crossing. The truck was built to withstand 30 inches of moving water. Officials estimate the rain swollen Owl Creek was nearly three times as high...

Posted: 14 days ago

Just before 11 a.m. on June 2, 2016, at the tail end of a torrential rainstorm, Pvt. Tysheena James drove the military transport vehicle carrying 11 of her comrades to the edge of a water crossing. The truck was built to withstand 30 inches of moving water. Officials estimate the rain swollen Owl Creek was nearly three times as high...
‘Apathetic safety mentality’ cited in Fort Hood wreck that killed 9 soldiers
 Just before 11 a.m. on June 2, 2016, at the tail end of a torrential rainstorm, Pvt. Tysheena James drove the military transport vehicle carrying 11 of her comrades to the edge of a water crossing. The truck was built to withstand 30 inches of moving water. Officials estimate the rain-swollen Owl Creek was nearly three times higher....

Posted: 14 days ago

Just before 11 a.m. on June 2, 2016, at the tail end of a torrential rainstorm, Pvt. Tysheena James drove the military transport vehicle carrying 11 of her comrades to the edge of a water crossing. The truck was built to withstand 30 inches of moving water. Officials estimate the rain-swollen Owl Creek was nearly three times higher....