About the Author:

Kathy Cruz has won numerous Journalist of the Year awards from Texas Press Associations, as well as other state and national journalism awards. She has received four Stephen Philbin Awards for excellence in legal reporting from the Dallas Bar Association - two of which were grand prizes. Cruz also is the recipient of a 2011 Texas Gavel Award for excellence in legal reporting, given by the Texas Bar Association and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

Cruz is co-author of You Might Want to Carry a Gun: Community Newspapers Expose Big Problems in Small Towns, published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.