Our hero returns to his old stomping grounds in anticipation of the big Oprah interview.
John Cornyn may be vulnerable and 2020 looks even better than 2018 for Democrats—but who will run?
Congress already funded some wall construction last fiscal year.
One of the most anticipated lists in Texas politics will be publicly deliberated for the first time.
Eleven asylum seekers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso field office have gone on hunger strikes to protest their lengthy detention and what they view as inhumane treatment. Several who have been on a hunger strike for more than a month are being force-fed by ICE. The…
The opinion to call the flawed list back comes as Governor Abbott downplayed the inaccuracies as a work in progress.
Lily Adams was introduced to the country by her grandmother during Richards’s 1988 speech to the Democratic National Convention.
Secretary of State David Whitley has advised counties that his office has identified 95,000 non-citizens who may be registered voters, of which 58,000 have voted. Is this large-scale fraud or a scare tactic?
A Democratic senator from Colorado lambasted Cruz for his ”crocodile tears” on the Senate floor.
That viral video of a Colorado senator berating Ted Cruz makes one wonder if there’s a double standard at work.
As the partial government shutdown stretches toward a second pay period with no money, we spoke to Texas members of Congress about their pay.
The powerful Houston congresswoman is alleged to have fired an aide who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a CBCF supervisor.
A bill introduced by State Representative Roland Gutierrez also directs state agencies to determine how new wall construction would affect water quality and environmental contamination.
The move by the lieutenant governor comes amid escalating tensions with Amarillo Republican senator Kel Seliger.
Plus reflections on the world's largest hairball, in Garden City.
The state’s first two Latinas elected to Congress will both serve on the high-profile House Judiciary Committee.
Our hero reflects on hot dogs, ‘The Odyssey,’ and a killer Replacements track.
The first step in that direction came from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who announced a bill that would give Texas teachers a $5,000 pay raise.
The former San Antonio mayor threw his hat in the ring during a formal announcement Saturday.
The people who represent the region oppose Trump’s plan, regardless of party.
After years of photo op visits from Democrats and Republicans alike, McAllen mayor Jim Darling and others hope to highlight the region's dynamism and interconnectedness with Mexico.
The Angleton Republican takes control of the lower chamber as the 86th Legislature convenes.
The $119.12 billion two-year estimate is the first step in the Texas Legislature's budgeting process.
The 86th Legislature convenes at noon on Tuesday. Here's a primer on some of this year’s action.
The disgraced former congressman is our third runner-up for his eagerness to enrich himself—or at least pay his kennel bills—in a transparently illegal manner.
The former Dallas County sheriff, our second runner-up, ran the worst gubernatorial campaign in Texas since the last time a Democrat went up against Greg Abbott.
The former congressman’s troublesome professional ethics, alleged caddish behavior, and questionable taste in adult-size onesie pajamas made him our first runner-up.
He built an oil empire, revitalized the state’s Republican party, gave rise to a political dynasty, and forever changed the Lone Star State. Yet the question dogged him his entire life: Was he a real Texan or merely a Yankee transplant?
After more than four decades as one of the state's top political reporters, Ratcliffe has decided to retire from 'Texas Monthly.'
As the congressman from El Paso and former U.S. Senate candidate departs the House, he expresses regret and pride about his effort at teaching America about the border.
Keying off of Governor Abbott’s opposition to President Obama’s Syrian resettlement policy, Russian trolls built Texas dissent.
Carlos Sanchez speaks with a Texas congressman on the appropriations committee ahead of the looming budgetary showdown in Washington.
Beto O’Rourke came out on top of a poll of progressives, prompting Bernie Sanders supporters to complain.
An unscientific, untrimmed analysis of the phenomenon of Ted Cruz Beard Thirst.
Texas's senior U.S. senator says he will have to make the case for his re-election based on his positions, not those of the president.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has avoided the turmoil of the Trump Administration by staying out of Washington.
The former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member said he will announce his intentions in January.
Matthew Whitaker repeatedly hammered the idea that people who enter the country without authorization are ”illegal aliens.”
Texas members of Congress are expressing concern about President Trump's stated willingness to partially shut down government to get funding for his wall.
The 41st president was described as his own best press secretary—especially with the Texas media.
The controversial interim head of the Justice Department is scheduled to be accompanied by U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco in Austin.
Key Congressional Democrats vow to fight $190 million Trump administration request to run Tornillo.
Six Texans (and honorary Texans) share memories of the man the public rarely saw.
Dallas billionaire Ross Perot often is miscast as a spoiler in the election that saw Bill Clinton replace George H.W Bush in the White House.
It was a funeral marked far more often by humor than by maudlin sentiment.
Both members promise increases oversight of facilities for migrant children when Democrats take control of the House in January.
The last urban stronghold of Republicanism in Texas is being captured by infighting instead of planning for the 2020 elections.
The 41st president was the oldest living former president in the history of the United States
The 41st president's death comes less than eight months after that of his wife, Barbara.
Texas law would allow Beto to take a shot at the White House and at Senator John Cornyn at the same time.