Rachel Osier Lindley

Rachel Osier Lindley is the Statewide Coordinating Editor for the Texas Station Collaborative.

Lindley holds an MBA from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Lindley received News Manager Training & Certification from Public Radio News Directors Inc. in 2015 and is currently a PRNDI board member. Previously, Lindley has served as news director for WBHM in Birmingham, Ala., where she established the station as a statewide journalistic force in Alabama.

Lindley also served as news director at Marfa Public Radio/West Texas Public Radio, where she played an essential role in building the station from the ground up. Lindley was recently named “Best Reporter” in radio by the Alabama Associated Press Media Editors.

This week, thousands of people across Texas protested police killings of black Americans — sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. While some violent confrontations broke out between police and demonstrators, the vast majority of Texans participated peacefully. 

The 86th Texas Legislature is underway, and one group of state lawmakers say they are determined to make sure public safety needs in rural areas are better met, especially when it comes to the state’s backlog of rape evidence kits.  

From Texas Standard:

This political season in Texas, yard signs have been at the center of stories that sound straight out of The Onion. There’s the couple who turned their front lawn into a giant, hand-painted Beto O’Rourke sign. Or the anti-Brett Kavanaugh sign in Hamilton that police threatened to confiscate after Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller posted about it on Facebook. Our Texas Decides series continues with a listener question you might call a sign of the times.