After years of photo op visits from Democrats and Republicans alike, McAllen mayor Jim Darling and others hope to highlight the region's dynamism and interconnectedness with Mexico.
The Angleton Republican takes control of the lower chamber as the 86th Legislature convenes.
The $119.12 billion two-year estimate is the first step in the Texas Legislature's budgeting process.
The 86th Legislature convenes at noon on Tuesday. Here's a primer on some of this year’s action.
After more than four decades as one of the state's top political reporters, Ratcliffe has decided to retire from 'Texas Monthly.'
Carlos Sanchez speaks with a Texas congressman on the appropriations committee ahead of the looming budgetary showdown in Washington.
The tech giant will become the largest employer in Austin, bringing an additional 5,000 jobs.
The former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member said he will announce his intentions in January.
Texas members of Congress are expressing concern about President Trump's stated willingness to partially shut down government to get funding for his wall.
The controversial interim head of the Justice Department is scheduled to be accompanied by U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco in Austin.
A self-made McAllen millionaire isn’t shy about giving money to both parties.
The McAllen nun fights fiercely for the dignity of immigrants.
The Power Issue: Rafael Anchia and Mary González Are Standing Up for Hispanic Interests at the Capitol
These two state legislators just might hold the key to the coming legislative session.
Castro has been enormously politically adept ahead of an expected run. O’Rourke’s popularity could present new challenges.
Nearly 300 bills have already been filed by Monday morning; the vast majority of them will never make it to the governor's desk to become law.
Despite Tight Race With Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke Got Fewer Votes Than Least-Popular Statewide Republican
Governor Greg Abbott emerged as the top vote-getter on Election Day.
The decision to postpone the exercise in El Paso, the home of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, comes amid widespread criticism by members of Congress and civil rights groups.
Candidate Neal Dikeman alleges that planned hour-long town hall in McAllen amounts to a massive in-kind donation to the Democrat.
The former Democratic kingmaker would also be happy to see a blue wave in November—but he’s not betting on it.
Two setbacks in state politics this week suggest Democrats should not take this bloc for granted.
Texas Hispanics prefer Democratic nominee for governor Lupe Valdez over Republican incumbent Greg Abbott by a slim margin and Beto O’Rourke over Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz by a wider margin. But does it matter for a voting block that notoriously fails to turn out on Election Day?The poll, conducted
A committee is recommending that the State Board of Education cut the word from the school curriculum standards because it is ’value-charged.’
Despite a sense of momentum, the Democrat’s unconventional campaign is in unchartered territory as the candidate faces new scrutiny and political attacks.
President Trump called it ’a big day for our country’ in a deal that ratchets up pressure on Canada.
A famed member of the Killer Bees, Schwartz was known for his gifted—and tart—oratory.
The Senate leadership was briefed on the Texas race as a pair of new polls show O'Rourke neck and neck with the incumbent Cruz.
House speaker Joe Straus asks President Trump to stop the policy, while State Representative César Blanco asks Abbott to cease National Guard deployment.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a ‘Texas Monthly Reporter’ podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.
The former Dallas County sheriff will take on the formidable and formidably funded Greg Abbott in November.
In an announcement, the former first lady has decided against any further medical treatment and will focus on comfort care.
With at least a dozen states suing over a Trump administration decision to ask people their citizenship status in the next census, we separate facts from myths
Watch our discussion of the winners and losers of this year’s Fall-of-the-Alamo primary.