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.
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.
Bexar County leaders are grappling with rates of violence against women that exceed those in the state’s other major cities.
Asylum seekers subject to Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy wait in fear and boredom at a gritty tent encampment.
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.
What good is a law that promotes lawlessness?
Impeachment is serious business. And so is the political calculating that goes into how to respond.
But the event was also unsettling in the way it brought together two leaders—Trump and Modi—in an authoritarian embrace.
Situated on the frontlines of the immigration crisis, the Angry Tias y Abuelas group acts as the eyes and ears of the border.
Some Texas Democrats are quietly urging the former San Antonio mayor to drop his White House bid, but many Hispanics wish him to fight on.
Beto vs. Julian, Castro tries to shank Biden, why the debate format sucks, and (bonus!) a snoozy Latinos for Trump rally.
A decidedly unscientific appraisal of why the hell they bother.
In his plainspoken, hilariously vivid vernacular, the Texas oilman constantly spun tales about good times and bad.
At a meeting of Texas social conservatives, all anyone wanted to talk about (and eat) was Chick-fil-A
From Obscure Web Developer to Trump Campaign Manager: The Inside Story of Brad Parscale’s Unlikely Rise
In just a few years, the reputed genius behind Trump’s election has completely reinvented himself. But is his story too good to be true?
The lieutenant governor’s pledge to “take an arrow” from the NRA is a surprise, but the move is not as politically risky as it looks.
There’s something dishonest in the state’s bureaucratic approach to killing its own citizens.
This week on the National Podcast of Texas, a freewheeling conversation with Texas’s junior senator.
Tony Buzbee knows how to win big in court. In the era of Trump, he might just win the Houston mayoral race.
Of the four major mass shooting suspects in Texas in recent years, the only one it would impact is the man who wants to die as soon as possible.
What politicians like Matt Schaefer are really saying is that no number of victims is worth the discomfort of a fairly small number of gun owners.
‘Mistakes Were Made’: It Remains to Be Seen if Greg Abbott’s Passive-Voice Apology Represents a Change of Heart
The governor has apologized (sort of) for an ill-timed fund-raising letter calling on supporters to “defend” Texas from immigrants. But there’s much more he can do.
Activists are concerned that the Trump administration will circumvent congressional prohibitions against building a barrier through the South Texas preserve.
In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, party leaders expect the presidential candidates to address racism and immigration.