Patricia Hart

Articles by Patricia Hart

Party Poopers II

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

Ronald Reagan once commanded, "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican." So why has the state GOP declared war on itself over resdistricting?

Party Poopers

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

Two powerful Republicans are in charge of redistricting this session, but that doesn't mean they're out to get the Democrats.

Christmas Carole

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

When it's time for her to give the gift of a revenue estimate, Comptroller Rylander could be naughty or nice. Either way, the Legislature better watch out.

Mr. Happy Man Goes to Washington

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

Ron Kirk may be this year’s most jovial political candidate, but his bid for the U.S. Senate is as much about race as personality. He knows it. His fellow Democrats know it. And you’d better believe the Republicans know it.

Cop Drama

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

How cuts to the budget of our mental health care system have created a nightmare for police officers in Houston—and everywhere else.

No Peña, No Gain

Apr 30, 2011 By Patricia Hart

Was Aaron Peña’s defection to the Republican party a quixotic move that will cost him his political career or the start of a bad trend for Democrats?

Wealth Care

Dec 1, 2009 By Patricia Hart

Why does our health insurance system treat a small part of the Rio Grande Valley differently from the rest of the state?