Patricia Hart – DUPE
Food for thought: agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower may get plowed under; Coastal tries to cut the golden parachute; calling all cars in El Paso.
The right angle for striking oil; making book on the Bush library; a roving eye for GOP money; reining in rogue cops.
We bring you the heroes and the villains of the Capitol circus. Guess which list had more contenders?
Our biennial boosting and bashing of the state’s most beguiling politicians.
From the respected to the rascally, our regular roundup of the session’s most renowned pols.
From Bush’s good try on property taxes to Bullock’s grand finale, from savvy Sadler to weaselly Wohlgemuth, from Duncan’s beginning to Howard’s end: Our sorting of the session’s standouts—best, worst, and in between.
The power brokers at this year’s legislative session aren’t elected officials. They’re lobbyists—and we know which ones have the most clout.
Naughty Nixon and wonderful Wolens, soapy Shapiro and revered Ratliff, and of course, a certain governor who’s ready for his close-up: Our say-so on the session’s standouts—good, bad, and in-between.
Forgive state senators like David Sibley and Bill Ratliff their jockeying to succeed Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry. They want to be number two; they have to try harder.
UT regents want their next chancellor to be an academic? Whatever. At Texas Tech, a politician is the one in charge, and he’s more than making the grade.