A new federal disaster preparedness rule is threatening to withhold hazard mitigation money from Texas if state leaders do not embrace climate change as a factor in weather disasters.
Fundamentalist Christians rallied at the Texas Capitol today, preparing themselves for the expectation that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn bans on same-sex marriage.
A few highlights from our archives relating to Texas’s junior senator.
As U.S. Senator Ted Cruz launches a presidential big, will he have to explain his gay marriage money to social conservatives?
Texas should take a look at the franchise tax
A couple of exchanges during debate in the Legislature this week are unlikely to find their way into etched stone.
Texas as a terrible history of low voter turnout. Should the state follow President Obama’s suggestion to make voting compulsory?
The Senate passes open carry and campus carry.
The debate Wednesday on HB 11 for border security revealed that last year’s surge of DPS troopers and National Guardsmen concentrated on just two counties on the Mexican frontier.
A new House bill with substantial backing would require women to produce government-issued identification before receiving an abortion to prove they are not a minor.
A bill to allow the carrying of concealed handguns on Texas college campuses briefly stalled in the Senate on Tuesday. But Florida is pressing ahead with similar legislation.
As the state debates how ridesharing is regulated, drivers should know their days are numbered.
Senate debate on controversial open carry bill lacked enthusiasm.
Texas kept its post-Reconstruction ban on handguns to promote immigration and economic development, not as a Jim Crow law.
The Texas Eagle Forum and the John Birch Society are opposing calls for a constitutional convention on a federal balanced budget amendment. They call it dangerous.
Putting the spending cap at risk is damaging more than just that
Public Safety Director Steve McCraw has a history of seeing terrorists at the gate.
The Tax Foundation gives you statistics to argue Texas taxes either way.
The debate over border security often is as much about political posturing as it is about policy.
Kelly Hancock’s proposal is the first that would actually tighten the spending cap, rather than sabotage it.
The goals of big business are clashing the the religious freedom agenda of Christian conservatives in the Legislature.
The Senate’s proposals on property tax relief and debt service aren’t worth it
More legislative proposals try to solve voter angst over property taxes
Feeling grumpy from that lost hour of sleep? A state lawmaker wants to turn the clock back in Texas.
Who will lead the flagship campus when Bill Powers leaves in June?
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s Senate is on a slow pass of passing bills. So Patrick is having news conferences instead.
The Senate Nominations Committee today gave its blessing to the confirmation of controversial University of Texas System Regents Sara Martinez Tucker, Steven Hicks and David Beck.
There’s one thing we can all agree on when it comes to Dan Patrick.
The Texas Senate offers a proposal to scrap the Texas Model.
Each in their own way, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Texas Governor Rick Perry have sought to avoid public disclosure of their official emails.
Trey Martinez Fischer has a pointed explanation of why he lost the runoff in SD26
The state’s former health commissioner says the cost to the state economy for treating diabetes from obesity is going to triple over the next 15 years.
When adjusted for population growth and inflation, state spending has remained almost flat since 1994. Is there a price for such frugality?
His death is a loss to Texas.
Dan Patrick and the Senate Republicans celebrated Texas Independence Day by throwing down the gauntlet on Medicaid.
Former Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong, who drove the state acquisition of land that became Big Bend State Park, died Sunday.
Battleground Texas has a goal of winning statewide for Democrats in 2020, but by then it may be too late.
On this day in 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos, the Texas Declaration of Independence was sign, creating the Republic of Texas. The convention elected David G. Burnet as the interim president.
The California Republican Party on Sunday approved the Log Cabin Republicans as an official volunteer organization. The Republican Party of Texas last year denied the Log Cabin Republicans even a booth in the exhibitors’ hall.
Former Governor Rick Perry this morning told a gathering of conservatives that Middle Eastern dictators do not take President Obama seriously because he has not been willing to secure the Texas border.
If social conservatives want to stop gay marriage, they need to come up with something, and soon.
Social conservative senators kept three of Governor Greg Abbott’s nominees to the University of Texas board of regents in the nominations committee hot seat for almost six hours Thursday, an unusual grilling for a new governor’s appointments.
A newly released survey finds Texans sharply divided on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, but overwhelmingly in favor of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who live here illegally.
A new poll indicates Rick Perry may get a second chance with Republican voters in the presidential race. Why? Many people do not have an opinion of him.
Governor Greg Abbott’s honeymoon shadow, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s prayers, and an effort to keep the United Nations out of the Alamo.
Dan Patrick and Jane Nelson’s property tax relief package appears like a silver cloud until you look at the lining.
State Sentor Leticia Van De Putte bid farewell to her 24-year career in the state Senate on Tuesday to prepare for a race in a May election to become San Antonio mayor.
Governor Greg Abbott dodges a couple of tough questions on Face the Nation.
Using a judicial side-step, two woman in Travis County have become the first couple to have a legally recognized same-sex marriage. But the Texas Supreme Court put the marriage on hold.
Walmart wants liquor stores, while nine-year-old Alexis Bortell wants medical marijuana. Who will win?