Republican Pete Flores, second from left, talks to supporters as Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, left, and Republican State Chairman James Dickey, second from right, high-five after Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallego in a runoff election Sept. 18, 2018, in San Antonio.
The Texas Democratic Party Has Lost the Ability to Sell Its Brand

Sep 19, 2018 By R.G. Ratcliffe

The Texas Democratic Party ceased to exist as an effective political organization Tuesday as Republican Pete Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallego in a special election runoff to replace convicted state Senator Carlos Uresti of San Antonio in Senate District 19. The upset gives Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick a lock on the state Senate, meaning he can push any piece of legislation he wants through the body, legislation like the… Read Story

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Contrary to popular belief, optimism is neither intrinsic nor a passive disposition. In fact, optimism—choosing to look favorably at what’s possible in any situation—is a choice, a way of seeing the world, an active approach to living life that has real and tangible benefits. We know this trait well in Texas, and at Texas Monthly. Are you ready to put optimism to work for you? Read Story