Patricia Hart -- DUPE
Our biennial boosting and bashing of the state’s most beguiling politicians.
We bring you the heroes and the villains of the Capitol circus. Guess which list had more contenders?
The right angle for striking oil; making book on the Bush library; a roving eye for GOP money; reining in rogue cops.
Food for thought: agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower may get plowed under; Coastal tries to cut the golden parachute; calling all cars in El Paso.
Bill Clements’ ambitious—and expensive—prison-expansion plan is only a tiny first step toward escaping the overcrowding problem.
Houston Lighting and Power’s purchase of a Canadian cable TV company may come as a shock to HL&P ratepayers.
As Ann Richards joked her way to political stardom in Atlanta, Jim Mattox wasn’t laughing.
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?
A battle over a vacant state Senate seat reveals that the scars from years of Democratic party infighting haven’t healed yet.
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.
An eleventh-hour filing by two candidates for the state Supreme Court has kicked off a season of judicial campaigning unprecedented in Texas history.
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.
Fort Worth factions fight over expanding the zoo; Galvestonians derail a tourist trolley; Mattox’s political plans go awry.