In a new presidential poll of Texas, Beto, Bernie, and Biden all look competitive against Trump. But it's far too early to make too much of that.
The San Antonio congressman said he feels he can accomplish more in the majority party in the U.S. House
Once upon a time, the Texas Senate was Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s whole world. His turbulent 2014 campaign for the post was a radical change in Texas politics, the tea party revolution taking the throne. In his inauguration speech he proclaimed that his arrival marked “a new day…
No shower caps, bonnets, Do-rags, or saggy pants? The principal’s dress code for parents is about more than just school-appropriate attire.
At hearings in El Paso, asylum seekers forced to stay in Juarez told of violence and fear.
The group that made Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a star in New York aims to unseat veteran Laredo congressman Henry Cuellar.
Rosie Castro is known in San Antonio as a firebrand political activist. Her son is a cautious career politician running for president. But don’t let appearances deceive you—they’re fighting the same fight.
Big-city prosecutors are now driving the conversation around mass incarceration, and some lawmakers and law enforcement officials just can’t abide that.
The state’s senior U.S. senator is calling out Joaquin Castro and MJ Hegar in particular.
If you’re going to traffick in conspiracy theories, at least be nice about it.
The senators who will help finalize the state budget—which affects 28 million Texans—are all white and Republican, and four of the five are from the Houston area.
Many Texans think their property taxes are too high. But the highly regressive sales tax would put even more of a burden on those who can least afford it.
'Unplanned,' a new film about Johnson's conversion from Planned Parenthood administrator to anti-abortion crusader, puts her back in the spotlight. But her story still doesn’t add up.
In a powerful floor speech Monday, Senator Kel Seliger offers a demonstration of decency that diminishes the lieutenant governor’s raw power play.
Unless a compromise can be reached next week, Patrick's decision to move forward will upend decades of Senate tradition.
In the pantheon of lawmaker-involved squabbles, what happened at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Austin on Wednesday night probably doesn’t rank higher (lower?) than the time Borris Miles whipped out a gun at a party, or the time Bob Bullock pulled a gun on…
The governor, lieutenant governor and speaker line up behind a penny increase to the sales tax to provide property tax relief.
The Texas Senate has tacitly endorsed President Trump’s threat to shut down the border if necessary—a dangerous move for the economy and the president’s political future.
The free three-day event starts April 8 and is a follow-up to the LBJ Foundation’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit.
The strengths of Beto O'Rourke's senate candidacy have been cast in a harsher light now that he's a presidential contender.
The embattled state official visited the Rio Grande Valley to encourage voter participation.
An op-ed from the San Antonio senator and member of the Texas Senate Committee on Higher Education.
The support from Altria marks a reversal from the tobacco company's viewpoint in 2017.
The Fort Worth lawmaker led the charge to decriminalize a summer tradition.
A step towards a less partisan future. Or at least a furrier, friendlier one.
A Joaquin Castro candidacy instantly makes next year's Senate race competitive, observers say.
In an interview with Texas Monthly, O’Rourke says he’ll offer “bold leadership”—but offered few specifics.
More challenges emerge to Texas’s least favorite exam.
"We believe we have a path to [winning] ... if the Democrats choose a far-left person who is espousing socialistic policies."
The outspoken congressman left a promising career in the CIA and became a rising Republican star. But his political balancing act is dicier than ever.
The freshman congresswoman even took a question from Bill Nye, the Science Guy.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the 2014 gubernatorial candidate on her latest thinking about a potential run against John Cornyn, Beto O’Rourke’s future, and the status of the upcoming Sandra Bullock film centered on her filibuster.
The bipartisan lineup of heavy-hitting political figures indicates a new way of thinking about the role the festival can play.
It's the latest in a string of legal rulings that have chipped away at the Lone Star State’s once-heralded open records laws.
The Legislature remains far from allowing recreational use, but baby steps toward decriminalization could come this session.
A recent poll of Texas voters shows opinions about President Trump’s wall depend on where in the state you live.
The House has passed legislation authored by the San Antonio Democrat to take on President Trump in a constitutional battle.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could vote on the bill as early as next week.
Multiple reports say all Senate Democrats are unified in opposition to confirming David Whitley—enough to kill the nomination.
The rookie lawmaker stunned the Texas Senate.
The activist has once more ascended to great heights to send a message.
The Texas Democrat is preparing a resolution to terminate the emergency declaration and already has 60 co-sponsors in Congress.
The president also seemed focused on a nearby counter-protest featuring Beto O’Rourke.
The Austin senator grills the secretary of state to get to the bottom of the controversial elections advisory.
In a political rally scheduled for Monday, Trump is expected to once again push for a border wall.
Our state is accustomed to deference from Republican administrations—deference it has earned. Why are our Republican leaders letting him create our narrative?
A U.S. citizen for just 10 months, Julieta Garibay has emerged as the face of plaintiffs who say that tens of thousands of Texans have been falsely accused of voter fraud.
The city's congresswoman says that Trump lied about the west Texas city during his state of the union speech.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey today, O'Rourke left his options wide open.
In a gentler state of the state speech, the governor also said the federal government has not fulfilled its mandate to protect our border.