Patricia Hart – DUPE


The Best and Worst Legislators 1993

Our biennial boosting and bashing of the state’s most beguiling politicians.

The Best and the Worst Legislators 1991

We bring you the heroes and the villains of the Capitol circus. Guess which list had more contenders?

State Secrets

The right angle for striking oil; making book on the Bush library; a roving eye for GOP money; reining in rogue cops.

The Best and the Worst Legislators

We just rate them. You voted for them.

State Secrets

Food for thought: agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower may get plowed under; Coastal tries to cut the golden parachute; calling all cars in El Paso.

Jailhouse Hock

Bill Clements’ ambitious—and expensive—prison-expansion plan is only a tiny first step toward escaping the overcrowding problem.

Power Play

Houston Lighting and Power’s purchase of a Canadian cable TV company may come as a shock to HL&P ratepayers.

State Secrets

It’s beef against chicken in the war of weights.

Getting Serious

As Ann Richards joked her way to political stardom in Atlanta, Jim Mattox wasn’t laughing.

Country Boys

A battle over a vacant state Senate seat reveals that the scars from years of Democratic party infighting haven’t healed yet.

State Secrets

Go to junior college and see the world; the U.S. Supreme Court looks askance on Texas’ legal bills; a Hispanic political institution at the crossroads; does George Bush have coattails?

State Secrets

Why Continental isn’t in Love (Field); Clinton Manges takes the horns by the Bullock; tort reform and the good bidness climate; logic in advertising.

Disorder in the Court

An eleventh-hour filing by two candidates for the state Supreme Court has kicked off a season of judicial campaigning unprecedented in Texas history.

State Secrets

The new tax bill kicks oil when it’s down; the Houston Chronicle is alive and kicking the Post); the premature end of TranStar: the premature beginning of Jim Mattox.

State Secrets

Fort Worth factions fight over expanding the zoo; Galvestonians derail a tourist trolley; Mattox’s political plans go awry.