Dan Keemahill

News applications specialist

Dan Keemahill analyzes data and creates interactive visualizations. He joined the American-Statesman in 2016 after building digital projects at the public radio program Marketplace and The Texas Tribune.

Latest from Dan Keemahill

Search accountability ratings for Central Texas schools and districts
 Under a new statewide rating system, school districts on Wednesday received A-through-F letter grades and campuses were labeled “met requirement” or “improvement required,” but also earned numeric grades. The overall scores for districts and campuses in Central Texas are listed below. Click the links on district...

Posted: 4 days ago

Under a new statewide rating system, school districts on Wednesday received A-through-F letter grades and campuses were labeled “met requirement” or “improvement required,” but also earned numeric grades. The overall scores for districts and campuses in Central Texas are listed below. Click the links on district...
A house divided: Central Texas families who cast opposite votes
 Two years ago, as the campaign for president ran piping hot, Leeanner Burnell, a 63-year-old native Austinite who tends to vote Democratic, bought a gift for her husband, Edward Burnell, 77, a die-hard Republican: a bottle of Trump-branded cologne. “We agree to disagree,” Leeanner Burnell said. “But politics shouldn&rsquo...

8:35 PM Thursday, May. 17, 2018

Two years ago, as the campaign for president ran piping hot, Leeanner Burnell, a 63-year-old native Austinite who tends to vote Democratic, bought a gift for her husband, Edward Burnell, 77, a die-hard Republican: a bottle of Trump-branded cologne. “We agree to disagree,” Leeanner Burnell said. “But politics shouldn&rsquo...
ACL Fest: Charting the most popular artists, according to Spotify
 Chance the Rapper is the most popular artist performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, at least according to Spotify data. The streaming service provides a popularity rating for artists on a 0-100 scale. Chance the Rapper’s rating edges out Martin Garrix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jay-Z, whose popularity score...

6:05 PM Friday, Oct. 06, 2017

Chance the Rapper is the most popular artist performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, at least according to Spotify data. The streaming service provides a popularity rating for artists on a 0-100 scale. Chance the Rapper’s rating edges out Martin Garrix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jay-Z, whose popularity score...
Austinites really, really like to work from home, census data show
 More people are working from home in the Austin area than any other major U.S. cities, according to recently-released Census Bureau data.  Nearly 9 percent of people ages 16 and up with jobs in the Austin area telecommute, the data shows. The national average is 5 percent. In fact, Austin ranks highest for percentage of people who work...

5:23 PM Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017

More people are working from home in the Austin area than any other major U.S. cities, according to recently-released Census Bureau data.  Nearly 9 percent of people ages 16 and up with jobs in the Austin area telecommute, the data shows. The national average is 5 percent. In fact, Austin ranks highest for percentage of people who work...
Why Austin-area Latinos saw a big boost in household incomes
 For almost two decades, Bladimira Martinez scraped by on $7-an-hour pay as a maid. Even when she broke off from the company to work for individual families, she could only make as much as she could clean in one day at $50 an hour. Martinez, 45, depended on her husband to make payments on their Pflugerville home, and the family barely had...

8:20 PM Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

For almost two decades, Bladimira Martinez scraped by on $7-an-hour pay as a maid. Even when she broke off from the company to work for individual families, she could only make as much as she could clean in one day at $50 an hour. Martinez, 45, depended on her husband to make payments on their Pflugerville home, and the family barely had...
Census: Hays County has 2nd-fastest-growing Latino population in state
 When the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos first opened in 2010, the nonprofit community organization offered about five classes in Mexican folkloric ballet, mariachi and other arts. Seven years later, the center offers three times as many programs, has doubled its classroom capacities — and still has waiting lists. “We&rsquo...

5:05 AM Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017

When the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos first opened in 2010, the nonprofit community organization offered about five classes in Mexican folkloric ballet, mariachi and other arts. Seven years later, the center offers three times as many programs, has doubled its classroom capacities — and still has waiting lists. “We&rsquo...