Houston Chronicle political reporter Alan Bernstein has decided to leave the paper to work for Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
Bernstein's departure comes just over a month after long time Chronicle political writer Clay Robison left the paper. With the departures of Bernstein and Robison, the paper has lost a combined 67 years of Houston-based political reporting experience.
In the Sheriff's office, Bernstein's title will be Director of Public Affairs. The Houston Press reports that the position entails “working with government officials, the rank and file of the department, and overseeing the spokespeople who give out the details of incidents the HCSO is involved in.”