The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
Last month, a city council candidate stuck his finger in a rival’s celebratory cake. Two weeks later, she got a new one. So much else has happened.
The silver anniversary of a birding festival highlights the contrast between the politics and the ecology of the region.
In his first town hall since narrowly losing his election, O'Rourke shows he may not be ready to leave public arena.
Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that gets rid of straight-ticket balloting and this was its last election.
On our latest podcast, a conversation with author Michael Lewis about the consequences of what he believes is a federal government awash in corruption, special interests, and glaring conflicts.
A self-made McAllen millionaire isn’t shy about giving money to both parties.
The Houston mayor understands the wisdom of maintaining good relations even with people you disagree with again and again.
The Associated Republicans of Texas co-chair is out to prove that clashing with Dan Patrick doesn’t make you a Republican In Name Only.
These two state legislators just might hold the key to the coming legislative session.
The El Pasoan who would be senator isn’t done yet.
The socially conservative Midland oil man has been putting a lot of money into the fight for the GOP’s soul.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus had a rocky relationship to say the least.
Castro has been enormously politically adept ahead of an expected run. O’Rourke’s popularity could present new challenges.
How the Texas Organizing Project is transforming the electoral landscape.
Nearly 300 bills have already been filed by Monday morning; the vast majority of them will never make it to the governor's desk to become law.
The Angleton Republican says he has 109 commitments when 76 are needed to elect him to the leadership post.
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The night before Veterans Day, ‘SNL' gave the Texas politician and veteran a chance to talk things out with the man who insulted him.
Governor Greg Abbott emerged as the top vote-getter on Election Day.
Beto O’Rourke won’t be the next Texas senator. Here’s what happened in the final 36 hours.
Engineers have long concluded that a wall in flood-prone Starr County could be catastrophic.
The civil rights group filed a complaint one day after the Border Patrol postponed an Election Day "crowd control" exercise.
Gina Ortiz Jones said she's not ready to call for a recount in a race that is separated by only hundreds of votes.
While O'Rourke lost the race, there was a lot of love in the El Paso stadium.
At Houston's Post Oak Hilton on election night, supporters gathered to cheer and celebrate their candidate.
Ted Cruz won the Senate election, but he had no coattails. Some takeaways from election night.
An evening that included the unseating of longtime Congressman Pete Sessions saw the historic election of the state's first two Latinas to Congress.
A spirited campaign by opponent Beto O’Rourke made the race a national obsession.
The Republican calls for unity in Texas in his victory speech.
We updated this post throughout election night to bring you timely news and analysis as results rolled in.
How to interpret results as they come in—and not hyperventilate in the process.
The decision to postpone the exercise in El Paso, the home of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, comes amid widespread criticism by members of Congress and civil rights groups.
Texas voter turnout is the highest in a midterm election precisely because O’Rourke stayed left.
On our latest podcast, we talk to the host of 'Texas Monthly' and Pineapple Street Media’s 'Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz' about the Senate race’s home stretch and what it all might mean come Wednesday morning."
On the eve of the election, Eric Benson examines the effects of early voting and the possibility of a number of Democratic victories come Tuesday.
In Episode 4, Eric Benson talks to Beto, to Democratic and Republican voters, and to pollsters about what needs to happen in these final days—and whether the polls are reflecting the reality on the ground.
Stan Stanart was pressured by County Judge Ed Emmett to take down the inflammatory image and language.
The GOP enjoyed the strong support of young Texans in the 2000s, but that appears to be changing.
The Texas Legislature refused to consider ending birthright citizenship in 2009. Now President Trump wants to do it by fiat.
A young city councilman’s Grindr photos were leaked, and he now faces a recall election. Was there a conspiracy to oust him, and did it come from inside City Hall?
The fastest-growing minority group in the country had once been loyal to Republicans, but began showing an interest in Democrats.
Midland oilman Tim Dunn is best known for financing Empower Texans, but now he is putting $2.5 million into defeating Montana Democratic U.S. Senator John Tester.
On our latest podcast, the former mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development talks Beto, the Texas legislature, and how he'd run a campaign against Trump in 2020.
How a New York guerrilla artist has been stumping for Beto O'Rourke through mysterious coins.
In Episode 3, we travel to the Rio Grande Valley, where voter turnout is historically low.
Texas Monthly has been following the key races in the state all year; bookmark this page for the latest coverage, from Eric Benson’s ‘Underdog’ podcast to in-depth analysis by R.G. Ratcliffe and Carlos Sanchez as well as informative updates from Texas Monthly’s best writers.
One in five voters on the first day have no voting history and are wild cards in the Senate race.
An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming documentary explores how aggressive voter ID laws can inhibit voter turnout.
The Republican rally for Ted Cruz was a display of us-against-ourselves politics.