A new insurance law taking effect lowers the penalty on insurance companies for slow storm damage payments.
The conflict about Confederate statues reflects the contradictions within historical figures themselves.
Both Abbott and Patrick are acting like the proverbial spoiled child after getting their agenda mostly blown out by the Texas House under the leadership of Speaker Joe Straus.
Three-judge panel says Texas House map intentionally discriminates, and that leaves the speaker in an interesting position.
Almost 50 years ago, Hurricane Celia devastated Rockport. Hurricane Harvey is heading there now.
Where the pygmies have gone deaf.
Guest column: "Trump was consumed with the need to settle scores, not heal wounds."
In a closed-doors meeting, the GOP discussed a new process for electing House speaker.
The special session ends without passing the lieutenant governor's marquee issues.
Growing conservative frustration in the Panhandle.
Republican congressman is among the most vulnerable in the nation.
The museum, situated where Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have set up a sniper's post to assassinate JFK, came out against the bathroom bill.
”The twenty-for-twenty thing has never been a consideration for us.”
Under White, the state’s share of public education spending was 67 percent; today it’s 38 percent.
“The only place Democrats have control of is our cities, and they’re doing a terrible job.”
A key program that has funded struggling school districts expires this year, and school superintendents are bracing for the fallout.
Was Perry the victim of pranksters or Russian kompromat?
Supporters of Senate Bill 3 often twist the facts to make a point.
”Political parties are like milk. They do curdle and spoil over time.”
At a press conference on Tuesday, Texas law enforcement explained why they oppose the controversial Senate Bill 3.
Senate takes testimony on controversial gender-designated bathroom restrictions
The technology is coming with a lot of questions.
A Central Texas rancher dropped some major cash into the governor’s $40 million campaign fund.
“We should be having fun this summer. Instead we had to come back.”
Dan Patrick’s defense of state education spending is also a pretty good argument for an income tax.
Requests for states to release voter information following President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud have sparked controversy around the country but appear quite common in Texas.
Former Texas Comptroller nominated to be assistant secretary of the interior.
Maybe it is just a cosmic coincidence that next Tuesday’s special legislative session begins shortly after the premiere of the final season of HBO’s popular medieval fantasy Game of Thrones.
If you’re trying to knock off some last minute summer beach time before the special session begins, you might want some fairly light fare of Texas politics and history.
A victim of its own success, the Texas Republican Party is having an identity crisis.
On tree ordinances and other subversive things cities do.
STAR-Vote, a technology being developed in Texas, could be the answer to election security.
Texas A&M at Qatar and the Middle East squabble.
Looking at the historical parallels between a Sam Houston scuffle and the recent incident with Poncho Nevárez and Matt Rinaldi.
The strengths and weaknesses shown in Abbott's call for a special session.
Why do some senators prioritize Dan Patrick's whims over their constituents?
What are “sincerely held religious beliefs?” Nobody really knows.
A federal court rules that a transgender boy should be able to use the bathroom he identifies with.
A timeline of the issue that clogged up the Legislative session.
All around the state, counties with large non-citizen populations see no evidence of fraud in 2016.
House members mark Sine Die by threatening each other with violence.
Dan Patrick’s Scorched-Earth Potty Politics.
Texas is the only state to have two Senators sign onto the controversial bill.
Will they stay or will they go?
The House passes what could be called Patrick Lite.
Lieutenant governor threatens to force repeated special sessions unless his agenda is passed.
Cornyn backs out of the FBI director race.
Cornyn's main motivation for wanting to head the FBI? His political career hit a dead end soon.
HHSC inspector general resigns after Texas Monthly raises questions about his work on behalf of the Iraqi government.
You’ve probably seen his byline.