Today marks another big step forward at Texas Monthly, thanks to the hard work of countless people on our staff (and countless late nights that turned into early mornings). We’re launching a new and vastly improved website, which I hope you’ll spend some time browsing. One of the channels will be politics, which I’ll be working on alongside my colleagues Erica Grieder, Sonia Smith, and Brian Sweany.

Burkablog isn’t going anywhere, but our politics page will feature daily original reporting and analysis from our political team, interviews, stories from the magazine, and special features. My posts will also appear on that page, and, from time to time, on the magazine’s home page as well. To help get the site started, I’ve published a new piece about the session directly on the politics channel. I hope you’ll read it—and let me know what you think about it and the rest of the site.