Stickland and his band of merry pranksters could have pushed the Legislature into a special session by killing a popular bill to increase mental health services for kids.
Articles by Christopher Hooks
May 15, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
In a fit of idiocy and confusion, Democrats in the Legislature not once, but twice derailed bipartisan legislation prohibiting police from making arrests for minor infractions.
May 13, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
But don’t think that means Representative Jonathan Stickland is all grown up. He’s still more or less the lib-baiting troll he’s always been.
May 4, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
Kennedy’s presentation to vaccine activists at the Capitol was a master class in how to turn fears toward a dangerous cause.
May 3, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
In a dispute between cities and the state, employees and employers, you can probably guess who has the upper hand.
Apr 30, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
Once upon a time, the Texas Senate was Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s whole world. His turbulent 2014 campaign for the post was a radical change in Texas politics, the tea party revolution taking the throne. In his inauguration speech he proclaimed that his arrival marked “a new day…
Apr 23, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
Big-city prosecutors are now driving the conversation around mass incarceration, and some lawmakers and law enforcement officials just can’t abide that.
Apr 20, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
If you’re going to traffick in conspiracy theories, at least be nice about it.
Apr 16, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
Many Texans think their property taxes are too high. But the highly regressive sales tax would put even more of a burden on those who can least afford it.
Apr 12, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
In the pantheon of lawmaker-involved squabbles, what happened at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Austin on Wednesday night probably doesn’t rank higher (lower?) than the time Borris Miles whipped out a gun at a party, or the time Bob Bullock pulled a gun on…
Feb 26, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
“Two men, both alpha males, from vastly different cultures, are about to collide. . . HARD.”
Feb 6, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
Our state is accustomed to deference from Republican administrations—deference it has earned. Why are our Republican leaders letting him create our narrative?
Jan 25, 2019 — By Christopher Hooks
That viral video of a Colorado senator berating Ted Cruz makes one wonder if there’s a double standard at work.
Oct 19, 2018 — By Christopher Hooks
The U.S. Border Patrol and the governor of Tamaulipas are looking for a few good anonymous tips—and hoping it doesn't all backfire.
Aug 24, 2018 — By Christopher Hooks
Developers are pitted against landowners over a solution that keeps the peace and preserves the lake.
Nov 22, 2017 — By Christopher Hooks
The recent release of JFK files is probably the last significant injection of new information into the psychic landscape in which assassination theorists like Mark North have resided for the past 54 years.
Mar 10, 2016 — By Christopher Hooks
An Austin artist's youthful experience as a bank robber was—kind of, sort of—the inspiration for a recent movie. But the real story of her life is even stranger than what made it onto the screen.
Dec 23, 2013 — By Christopher Hooks
Michael Mascha doesn’t care so much whether the glass of water is half full or half empty; he wants to know its mineral content, hardness, pH level, vintage and virginality.
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