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Fifteen years ago, 21-year-old Jennifer Cave went out with her friend Colton Pitonyak to celebrate getting a job offer at a law firm. Friends said they saw Jennifer leave downtown with Colton, but she never showed up for her first day of work.

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THE FOLLOWING CLIPS ARE FROM MY UNDERGRADUATE MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM PORTFOLIO COMPLETED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN:


Working with the Dead

“To the average passerby, Freeman Ranch looks like any other farm, a lush field scattered with cattle and two rustic houses overlooking their respective land. Just a few miles from this scenic view, however, is an open field of decomposing human bodies.” Read more…


 

 

The Huertas are leaving Huerta Street

“When Michael Huerta bought his first house, he was joining a long line of Huerta’s who made the street their home… Today, houses on Huerta street are valued at several million dollars and many of Michael’s family members are struggling with property taxes, Michael himself is thinking of leaving Huerta street.” Read more…


 

 

 

Going Against the Rail

“It’s challenging because women were taught to not get hurt or do dangerous things when we were a lot younger and that kind of goes against that grain [of] preserve your face preserve your skin.”


 

 

RGV to UT, the Struggle to Succeed

Eri Longoria is a finance student at the University of Texas from Mission, Texas. His hometown was recently ranked the third least educated in the U.S. Longoria said he felt the effects of coming from a poor and uneducated city when he started college at UT.  Read More…