Advice for the new state comptroller from the old one.
Twenty and a half million. That’s Texas’ projected population in 2000—an increase of more than 20 percent since 1990—and Republicans are salivating at the prospect of gaining seats in the mandatory 2001 redrawing of legislative and congressional districts. Any area that did not keep up with the state’s growth rate
How the war in Kosovo turned an Austin online company into the Lone Star State Department.
Is Phil Gramm out of gas (and oil)?
An exclusive portrait of the nascent Bush campaign.
He’s irreverent and unself-conscious, and that’s not all.
Why he was a hit running the Texas Rangers.
His days as a “loyalty thermometer” in the nation’s capital.
How his one and only loss shaped his view of politics.
Those rumors you’ve heard about him are true. Sort of.
What he learned about himself at Andover and Yale.
Coming of age in Odessa and Midland.
When someone says she loves George Bush these days, she’s almost certainly talking about the man William Bennett recently christened “W.” But at least one novelist prefers the ex-president to the presidential hopeful. Next January Simon and Schuster will publish Lydia Millet’s George Bush, Dark Prince of Love, which she
Can Al Lipscomb survive both the ballot box and the jury box?
Why Bush’s tax cuts are in trouble.President-anoint George W. Bush has adopted a Rose Garden strategy as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination that justifies ducking GOP rivals and the media by saying he has to concentrate on doing his job as governor. But this game plan works only
Officially, the most famous atheist in the world is still missing. But the feds think she’s dead, and they think they know where her body is. They also think they know who’s responsible. And he says he didn’t do it.
How exceptionally good economic times are coming back to haunt us.
After only two years on the job, he’s gotten Austin’s environmentalists and developers to work together. That’s why Kirk Watson is our first annual Best Mayor for Business.
WE, THE PRODUCERS OF BARNEY & FRIENDS, do have a sense of humor about how the big purple guy comes across to adults [“Bum Steer Awards,” January 1999]. However, the possibility that a person in a bogus Barney costume might harm a child is no laughing matter. That is
After watching their business districts wither away as companies set up shop in the suburbs, Texas cities and towns are banding together to fight back.
Is George W. Bush’s nascent presidential campaign making the grade?
The first obstacle in George W. Bush’s drive for president is a Republican woman—not potential GOP rival Elizabeth Dole, but a member of his own Texas team, state comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander. Some Bush insiders were peeved aplenty when Rylander slashed $700 million from prevailing estimates of how much money
The power brokers at this year’s legislative session aren’t elected officials. They’re lobbyists—and we know which ones have the most clout.
Who says there is nothing funny about the Monica Lewinsky matter?
Internet profiteers target George W. Bush.
How to spend a huge budget surplus will be the defining issue of the coming legislative session. It will also determine the political futures of George W. Bush, Rick Perry, and Pete Laney.
DIANNE HARDY-GARCIA is so earnest in conversation that you might mistake her for a political novice. Don’t. As the executive director of the Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby of Texas for the past five years, the 33-year-old San Antonio native has had one of the most challenging jobs in a
Here’s what Republicans and Democrats were talking about after the November 3 election.George W. Bush’s coattails. They were frayed at best, even though the GOP swept every statewide race. The governor got 68 percent of the vote, but the victorious Republican candidates for lieutenant governor and comptroller, Rick Perry and
A handsome young president, a convertible limousine, a sniper, three shots (we think), and our lives were changed forever. A special report on what is, for many, the defining event of the past fifty years.
The conspiracy theories: the Secret Service theory.
The conspiracy theories: the Cuban exiles theory.
The conspiracy theories: the Mafia theory.
JFK was killed by (a) the mob, (b) Castro, (c) the FBI, (d) the CIA, or (e) none of the above? Decide for yourself.
The conspiracy theories: the CIA theory.
The conspiracy theories: the Vietnam theory.
The conspiracy theories: the shadow government theory.
The conspiracy theories: the LBJ theory.
The conspiracy theories: the KGB theory.
The conspiracy theories: the FBI theory.
The conspiracy theories: the Castro theory.
To the astonishment of water owners and users across Texas, the state Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the rule of capture, the basis of all Texas underground water law. This much-criticized doctrine allows landowners to pump as much underground water as they want, even if the
A former Austin, Dallas, and Houston official is under fire in the nation’s capital.
Austria. The Bahamas. Botswana. Jamaica. Sweden. In each place the U.S. ambassador is a Texan sent there by Bill Clinton, whoÕs as partial to our stateÕs best and brightest (and richest) as LBJ was.
It took a couple of seconds for the president to be killed, 35 years for mountains of conflicting evidence to pile up, and two months for associate editor Michael Hall and assistant editor Pamela Colloff to sift through it all and compile a sort of highlight reel of Kennedy assassination
Why the Warren Commission was right.
The magic bullet, the president’s jacket, Oswald’s camera, and other artifacts from the National Archives.
Nellie Connally, Red Duke, and others remember November 22, 1963.
It’s the most intriguing theory of all: two men with the same identity, one a patsy and the other a murderer who got off scot-free.
Essential reading on the Kennedy assassination.
George W. isn’t the only Bush benefiting from the largesse of well-heeled Texans. His brother Jeb Bush, the GOP candidate for governor in Florida, has thus far received more than $382,000 in contributions of $500 or less from Texans. Among the notable donors: financier Perry Bass, oilmen W. A. “Tex”