Rachael Kay Gleason

REPORTER | EDITOR | PRODUCER

THE MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Astronomers look to protect Earth's dark skies | June 2014
State rules target zebra mussel smugglers | July 2014
Goat deaths draw attention to rural hazards | July 2014
Booming population creates city waste problem | July 2014
State rules target zebra mussel smugglers | July 2014
Local, state leaders encourage conservation | June 2014
City, county, KMB kick off anti-litter campaign | June 2014
Officials: Synthetic drugs aren’t safe, legal | June 2014
Regional water district eyes groundwater | June 2014
Wildfire threat still high after Thursday ‘rain event’ | June 2014
LEFT BEHIND Spill sparks concern for South Midland resident | February 2014
Region water sources still stressed | January 2014
Possible rattlesnake gassing ban spurs dialog | January 2014
Christmas trees, fire wood moving fast in Midland | December 2013
BROKEN BRANCHES Arctic ice storm leads to damaged trees, fallen limbs | December 2013
-- Baby ejected in 1 of 100-plus wrecks during second ice storm | December 2013
Drought takes toll on Midland trees | March 2014
Master Gardeners offer tips for growing winter vegetables | November 2013

SPACE
Prairie chicken complicates pursuit for a spaceport license | July 2014
SpaceX headed for space; MAF headed to the bank | July 2014
XCOR, city must clear hurdles for spaceport | June 2004
XCOR, space flight inches closer to the Tall City | December 2013
-- TINKERERS FOR HIRE Midlander crafts instrument panel for XCOR’s spaceplane | December 2013

HEALTH
Moms, health experts tout breastfeeding benefits | August 2014
— Midland mothers speak out about nursing in public | August 2014
— Moms: Family support eases breastfeeding challenges | August 2014
'Speak Your Mind Texas' Campaign sparks discussion about help for mental illness | July 2014
Local veterans: We deserve better access to care | June 2014
— Bills put VA health care in the spotlight | June 2014
— Texas congressmen react to VA audits | June 2014
Telemedicine program aims to reduce waiting times for psychiatric services | June 2014
Consumers need to demand health care transparency | May 2014
Obamacare takes effect: Health reform takes shape in West Texas | October 2013
Better Business Bureau warns of ‘Obamacare’ scams | September 2013
'Obamacare' seminar urges Midland employers to act now | September 2013
Anti-abortion group marks closure of Planned Parenthood | September 2013
Planned Parenthood to shut down San Angelo health center | September 2013
Alternatives to local Planned Parenthood center ready for challenge | August 2013|
Midland health officials confirm 11 local cases of 'whooping cough'
| September 2013
Texas confirms second West Nile case | August 2013

BUSINESS
Midland’s median home prices fall in July | August 2014
Sub shop offers taste of Atlantic boardwalk | August 2014
Midland has one of top median incomes | August 2014
Athenian Restaurant opens today in north Midland | August 2014
SEASONAL STRUGGLE Midland business is booming, but stores need extra help | December 2013
Midlanders get jump on Black Friday deals | November 2013
Older workers search for place in Midland's booming economy | June 2013
FIRST JOBS: Midlanders reflect on teenage rites of passage | July 2013
— Column: Our first jobs provide glimpse into who we are | July 2013

BREAKING NEWS, EVENTS & TRENDS
Deaths on the roads inside Midland County hit 43 | December 2013
DISTRACTED DRIVERS: Tow truck driver highlights roadway tragedy | December 2013
FM 1788 among county’s deadliest roads | January 2014
Recent fatal victims not wearing seat belts  | January 2014
Officials kick off safe-driving campaign | July 2014
Contracting crimes reveal dark side to booming housing, construction sector | August 2013
Commuter prefers West Texas over East Coast rush | July 2013
Debris creates eyesore, hazard on local roadways | September 2013
Overpass damage highlights Midland's concern | September 2013
NWS: Grassroots network plays important role in weather reporting | July 2013
City cracks down on vehicle code violations | June 2013
Ride of Silence to honor fallen bicyclists | May 2013
Jury: Odessan isn’t guilty for killing man with vehicle | June 2014
Sheriff's deputy fatally shot while serving warrant | October 2014
THEFT PREVENTION: Ranger warns of increased cattle rustling, oilfield thefts | August 2014
July 4 fireworks: The good, the bad, the ugly | July 2014
Star-Spangled Salute lights up downtown Midland | July 2014

HONOR FLIGHT
Veterans, Gold Star families share trip of lifetime | September 2014
Honor Flight: A deployment to remember | September 2014
Permian Basin World War II veterans salute fallen | September 2014
Honor Flight sends local veterans to DC | September 2014

FEATURES
Midlander cycles from California to Florida | May 2014
Midland oilman proudly displays nature photography | April 2014
West Texas Richard Galle adventurer retires | April 2014
Show of Support founder, president: ‘Thank you for giving us the opportunity to finish what we started’ | November 2013
-- Patriot Guard Riders hold vigil to remember train wreck victims | November 2013
-- Community members, leaders reflect on Nov. 15 train tragedy | November 2013
PACKED WITH LOVE: Group holds annual event for troops serving abroad | December 2013
DISABILITY RIGHTS: Agency seeks public comments on local needs, priorities | January 2014
Honor Flight stresses urgency in sending WWII vets to DC | January 2014
-- Local Honor Flight chapter seeks to send WWII veterans to DC | January 2014
Operators take to the waves during international event | August 2013
Tournament raises money for Patrick Wayland Memorial Scholarship Fund | October 2013
Midlander’s Facebook page highlights community concerns | September 2013
Midland ladies reflect on 40 years of sharing the lap lanes | September 2013
Midlanders share thoughts on community’s changing race relations | August 2013
Department’s second female firefighter working hard to fit in | July 2013
It’s a Texas thing: A visual story of KD's Backyard BBQ featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard on Saturday in Midland | August 2013

LOCALIZING STATE AND NATIONAL NEWS
Jury duty dodgers get their day in court | July 2014
Show-cause hearings continue for jury duty dodgers | July 2014
Civil rights group files complaint with Midland | July 2014
Sen. John Cornyn sticks to immigration plan | July 2014
State plans for future of freight mobility | June 2014
Sen. Ted Cruz at Midland voter registration event: The US needs to get back on track | September 2013
Updated: Voting rights decision surprises local leaders | July 2013
Midlanders weigh in on Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings | July 2013
Texas Cottage Food law eases restrictions on home food producers | September 2013

IN DEPTH & EXPLANATORY
Homeless population in Midland takes different shape | December 2013
Texas child abuse cases put reporting in spotlight | January 2014
-- Editorial: Funding for children’s safety a must | January 2014

BEAT REPORTING
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE RELOCATION | The Commemorative Air Force announced in May 2013 the decision to relocate its headquarters from Midland and establish a new national air base in a larger Texas metropolitan area. See how state representatives, city officials and community members reacted to the news.

THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE

FREELANCE REPORTING
Lake Conroe is full again, but for how long? | April 2012
Lake Houston is full again, but for how long? | April 2012
Greens Bayou coalition seeks trails, parks, nature areas | March 15, 2012
Catahoula Aquifer may be key to water needs in area | February 2012
eBooks eliminate library fines, losses | November 2011
Scouts adapt to camps without bonfires | November 2011
Panama Canal project may affect local roadways | November 2011
Pearland teens reflect on lessons from night spent in a box | November 2011
Pumpkin patches feel the pain of a dry summer | October 2011
Drought could bring fish boom to Lake Conroe | October 2011
Drought takes a toll on livestock in county | September 2011
Drought takes a toll on Katy trees | September 2011

BUSINESS NEWS INTERNSHIP
A bright future for LEDs | August 2008 | PDF
Moneymakers | July 2008 | PDF
Taxiing toward his second retirement | June 2008 | PDF
Gas prices forcing shift in vehicle-buying habits | May 2008 | A1 PDF

THE HUNTSVILLE ITEM

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTING
Dallas man executed for rape, murder | April 2009
City proceeds with recycling program | March 2009
Huntsville stores report rise in holiday sales | December 2008
Huntsville residents injured in accident | October 2009