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.
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.
Tony Buzbee Ran as a Trumpian Shark in the First Round of the Houston Mayoral Race. Now He Appears to Be Dead in the Water.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Counties Are Declaring Themselves ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries.’ But What Does That Mean, Exactly?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The secretly recorded meeting between Dennis Bonnen and Michael Quinn Sullivan shows how Texas political operators talk behind closed doors.
Critics say it’s a political gimmick. It’s unclear when, or if, the administration can erect the steel barrier through the Rio Grande Valley.
Bexar County leaders are grappling with rates of violence against women that exceed those in the state’s other major cities.
At a temp encampment in Matamoros, asylum seekers subject to Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy wait in fear and boredom.
Austin-bashing is as old as the hills, but things have gotten a little out of hand.
John Cornyn and other Republicans are doing their best to explain away the Ukraine scandal, but their best just looks silly.
The Unusual Circumstances of Botham Jean’s Murder Made Amber Guyger’s Conviction Possible, But Not Inevitable
The straightforward circumstances of Jean's slaying proved too difficult for the jury to ignore.
What good is a law that promotes lawlessness?…
Impeachment is serious business. And so is the political calculating that goes into how to respond.