“We’re definitely seeing a race to the bottom in terms of the dehumanization of immigrants,” the lawyer said.
Texas Democrats still love Beto O’Rourke. In polls of the state, he leads every candidate in the field except Joe Biden. His improbable 2018 Senate campaign, which earned him more votes than any Democrat in the history of Texas, still carries a lot of goodwill in…
Without state funding for census outreach, communities across Texas are trying on their own to make sure everyone gets counted.
The debate had the feel, at times, of an episode of Survivor—the little guys teaming up to clear their ranks before the real fight begins.
The acting Border Patrol chief steps down as migrant children go without soap or toothpaste and bodies are found along the Rio Grande.
Brian Clyde, who was killed at the Earl Cabell Federal Building on Monday, swam in the dark waters of internet troll culture.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the executive director of Annie’s List discusses representational democracy in Texas and the debate over how progressive is too progressive.
Can 26-year-old Jessica Cisneros pull off the same sort of political upset as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?…
Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.
Falcon Lake hit a balmy 116 while the heat index in Brownsville was an eyeball-melting 128 degrees, nine degrees warmer than Death Valley.
A constitutional amendment on the ballot in November aims to shore up funding for Texas’s system of state parks and historic sites.
Seven Democratic hopefuls are within striking distance of Trump, with Joe Biden leading the pack.
Trump Is Threatening to Slap Tariffs on Imports from Mexico. That’s a Huge Deal for Texas. Here’s Why.
Everything you need to know about what tariffs could mean for the Texas economy, politics, and Chipotle burrito prices.
Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both want to stop members of Congress from going on to become lobbyists.
Texas's top lawmakers managed to put together an $11.5 billion package, but they did it in a way that all but guarantees a tax hike in 2021.
In one of the worst legislative sessions for criminal justice reform in years, bipartisan legislation got caught between an ugly fight between the police lobby and prominent Democrats.
A Q&A between filmmaker David Modigliani and Texas Monthly's Eric Benson, who followed O'Rourke for the 2018 'Underdog' podcast.
The governor, lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the House announced a deal on property taxes and school finance. It sounds good, but offered awfully little in the way of specifics.
Seventh Time’s the Charm: Despite Repeated Bungling, the Lege Manages to Pass an Update to the Sandra Bland Act
Let us count the ways legislators passed, killed, and then resurrected what was a popular, bipartisan way to limit arrests for minor infractions.
Stickland and his band of merry pranksters could have pushed the Legislature into a special session by killing a popular bill to increase mental health services for kids.
The last few days have brought tearful, angry debate over abortion, religious discrimination, and LGBTQ rights.
Is a Proposed Ban on a State Income Tax Really a Stealth Move to Undermine the State’s Business Tax?
The Legislature’s own budget advisors have warned that a constitutional amendment prohibiting an income tax could cost the state billions in lost revenue from the business tax.
House lawmakers are watching the clock as a key lawmaker's absence from the Capitol has suddenly imperiled a controversial elections measure.
The ”don’t trust the government” right and the ”don’t trust the government” left overlap when it comes to vaccines.
In a fit of idiocy and confusion, Democrats in the Legislature not once, but twice derailed bipartisan legislation prohibiting police from making arrests for minor infractions.
But don’t think that means Representative Jonathan Stickland is all grown up. He’s still more or less the lib-baiting troll he’s always been.
The state’s biggest industry finds itself in an unusual position: facing landowner-friendly reforms at the Texas Legislature.
On Monday, the Senate passed a proposal to add four more writing tests and tie school funding directly to third-grade test results.
Kennedy’s presentation to vaccine activists at the Capitol was a master class in how to turn fears toward a dangerous cause.
In a dispute between cities and the state, employees and employers, you can probably guess who has the upper hand.
The Big Three are desperate to save their property tax proposal. Among the ideas to buy down property taxes is an increase in the oil and gas severance tax.
Despite Representative Celia Israel’s emotional, personal testimony, her bill to curtail the discredited practice has little chance of becoming law.
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.
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.