Iowa and New Hampshire don’t look like the rest of America, while Texas is a microcosm of the nation.
Plus, Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke are on the rebound, and Tony Buzbee is on another bender.
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick were quick to find a self-serving narrative in the shooting at a church last week.
Some of our favorite conversations from our second season, featuring Willie Nelson, Ted Cruz, and Brooklyn Decker.
Long criticized for his political caution, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member had a profound effect on the presidential primary.
Castro’s presidential ambitions have ended, but Texas has likely not heard the last of him.
Settle in for a by-no-means comprehensive list of some of the most popular stories in our pages this year.
We stumble down memory lane, gawking at the madness and the mayhem of 2010–2019—and looking for an off-ramp.
Ever since 2014, the Alamo has become the locus of a notably less cinematic war, all raging around the controversial plan to renovate and redesign it.
Pedro Villalobos handles felony cases in Travis County, but his own legal status could be in jeopardy.
For breaking new ground in being bad at being bad, Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen has earned one half of our annual booby prize!
For abandoning the state that had lifted him up from obscurity, Beto O’Rourke is the winner of one half of our annual booby prize!
Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.
Like so much in American conservative politics these days, everything begins and ends with Trump.
Plus, Dan Crenshaw goes full-on Krusty the Clown, and a new Bush has entered the game.
New depositions from Jones and longtime editor Paul Joseph Watson reveal how Jones and his company, in the midst of numerous lawsuits, justified its decisions.
Now that races for the March primary are (mostly) set, here are a few things worth keeping an eye on.
Rapper Brad Jordan, better known as Scarface from the Geto Boys, is running for Houston City Council. And he might actually win.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the Senate candidate outlines her plan to unseat John Cornyn.
A.P. Merillat helped send at least 15 people to death row. On Wednesday, Travis Runnels will become the third this year to be executed, even though a former prison official calls Merillat’s testimony “bullshit.”
For the second time in a week, the pro-Trump group has been told to stand down.
Chip Roy, Chris Putnam, and the specters of Trump and Beto were also running this week.
In a landmark legal case, Harris County has agreed to release the vast majority of misdemeanor arrestees instead of locking them up. But reformers aren’t done yet.
Now that the Texas GOP is trying to present a more diverse face this year, it can't afford to alienate voters in places like Fort Bend County.
To beat Sylvester Turner in the runoff, the flamboyant millionaire needs to be aggressive and smart. Instead, Buzbee’s campaign is lackluster.
Chad Wolf was in the Rio Grande Valley last week for a border wall photo-op, but over a meal of cordon bleu he heard from businesspeople about economic woes.
Rick Perry says Trump is ”chosen by God.” But what if Perry were chosen to write the newest book of the Bible?
The former San Antonio mayor didn’t qualify, but he still made his presence felt.
The Ukraine scandal is unfolding quickly, and quite a few Texans are playing significant roles in the drama.
This could be the year that Texas Democrats finally break through. (Yes, really.) But Republicans have a solid plan to stop them.
Fourteen strategies to deal with uncomfortable questions about impeachment proceedings.
What Poncho Nevarez’s cocaine problem tells us about corruption and impunity at the Texas Capitol.
Environmentalists worry the wall could worsen flooding and violate an international treaty.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the mayor weighs in on sparring with Governor Abbott. Plus, his takes on mayors Bloomberg and Buttigieg.
An 'Atlantic" piece says there are — but does that really mean anything in a population of 29.1 million people?
The eccentric megalawyer’s unpredictable and at times unintelligible speech claiming victory in Houston’s mayoral election has to be seen to be believed.
Spooked by the gun control debate, some rural Texas communities say they will defy ”unconstitutional” gun laws, though it’s not clear how they would do so.
Our hero’s odyssey ends where it started: with him.
One constitutional amendment on the ballot poses a question that often vexes lawmakers—short-term need, or long-term benefit?
Despite, or maybe because of, Mayor Sylvester Turner’s business-as-usual approach, the race is surprisingly contentious.
Despite obvious talent and a dedicated fanbase, the El Paso native’s big national release is uninspired.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the digital news startup’s CEO and co-founder discusses how a risky bet on covering Texas politics and public policy paid off.
When Beto left Texas, he lost his way.
As part of his campaign against Austin’s homelessness rules, Greg Abbott tweeted an old video of a non-homeless man having a mental health episode. His attorney says the governor is “retraumatizing” the man and his family.
The nonprofit Jolt Texas is partnering with families across the state to register voters.
A government agency finds human rights abuses, and a five-year high for abuses by Border Patrol agents.
The embattled speaker of the Texas House, Dennis Bonnen, calls it quits.
Rick Perry, the former governor turned energy secretary, is about to have a lot of time on his hands.
Dan Patrick, John Cornyn, and Ted Cruz stood by at the president’s Thursday night rally in Dallas as he ridiculed them and claimed Hurricane Harvey made the state ”a fortune.”
Gulf Coast citizen-activists collected 30 million plastic pellets in order to prove that Formosa was violating the Clean Water Act.