After running second in the Democratic primary to a progressive challenger, Moore argues that her critics haven’t done their homework.
Access to mail-in ballots has been restricted by the courts, but Texans might be able to vote from their car.
Jim McCloskey, the godfather of the innocence movement, changed the way we think about crime and punishment.
A sleepy Democratic primary runoff against challenger Sara Stapleton-Barrera heated up last week when a mailer, using a nickname for the incumbent, incited numerous political allies to rally behind him.
Republican primary runoff candidate Renee Swann has circled around her opponent’s implication in the Ukraine scandal, perhaps worried that any attacks might not play well in a bright red district.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the pioneering vaccine scientist explains why he believes the White House has put Texans in grave danger.
Originally scheduled for May and pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic, the elections feature a few key races, some scandal-ridden candidates, and many old friends.
He was a high school band director and the cornerstone of a lively music scene in southeast Texas—and then a Saturday night gig exposed him to the coronavirus.
Facing a runoff to become the GOP candidate for a congressional district south of Houston, Wall is putting her personal wealth—but not much shoe leather—into her campaign.
Recent attempts to abolish the holiday have failed. But things might be different when lawmakers return to Austin in January.
Some politicians fully embrace the conspiracy theory while others say they’re embracing it just to get attention.
The race to choose a Democratic challenger to John Cornyn has been overshadowed by other news, but it finds the Texas Democratic Party bitterly divided.
With Donald Trump’s approval rating dropping among his formerly reliable white evangelical base, the administration dispatched the vice president to Robert Jeffress’s First Baptist Church.
Days after he attended his county party convention, Bill Baker was hospitalized with COVID-19. In three weeks, more than 7,000 Republicans will descend on Houston.
After initially deferring to city and county leaders on COVID-19 response, Governor Abbott has renewed his battle with local government.
It’s an unusual and risky campaign strategy: Jackson is trying to appeal primarily to Trump, in the hopes that the voters will follow.
After a lifetime of wanting to taking the oath, the moment finally came in a quick, socially distanced ceremony in San Antonio.
Holland Taylor’s renowned one-woman play about the late Texas governor is now airing as a part of PBS’s ‘Great Performances.’
Greisa Martinez Rosas tells Texas Monthly about her feelings on the decision, and the future of the immigrant rights movement.
A month and a half after telling local officials they couldn't mandate masks, the Texas governor congratulated a local official on realizing that, actually, they could.
Unless the courts rule decisively, Texas voters could face a terrible choice: risk their health at the polls, or risk prosecution by using a mail-in ballot.
Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield has been through more ups and downs than just about anyone in the business. This bust, he says, will change everything—forever.
It's March 2021 and Democrats are in power again, the state budget is a bloodbath, and the coronavirus stalks the Capitol.
No, Medicaid expansion isn’t a perfect solution. But it’s the best way to ensure more workers can return to their jobs.
A social media “rant” from a deputy constable led to a flurry of comments about ramming demonstrators, but the action went on without incident.
From bringing down the “Duke of Duval” to becoming the first FBI director to be fired, Sessions was a lawman to his core.
As new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach their highest levels yet, the state is relying less on restrictions and more on individual decisions.
After GOP leaders in 12 counties posted racist responses to the George Floyd protests, top Republicans declared war on bigotry in their party. It’s not going to be easy.
The UT professor sees echoes of the past—and hope for the future—in the demonstrations rocking the nation.
Taye Johnson has been demonstrating outside Austin police headquarters with a message informed by his own service.
On Saturday, a diverse crowd of 150 showed up in Vidor, once known as a Klan stronghold, to turn their backs on the town's past.
At 16, Ayala was just beginning to learn about social movements when police shot him in the head with a ”less-lethal” weapon.
Hours after the Austin City Council held an emergency meeting on police use of force, demonstrators gathered near APD headquarters.
A little girl responds to unspeakable loss, the governor de-escalates, black trail-riders take Discovery Green, Ted Cruz’s craven response to military force, and a guy with a sword in Deep Ellum.
Scott Henson and Chas Moore have been working for years to stop police brutality. They say that sweeping, systemic change is needed.
He has become a national celebrity for publicly supporting the George Floyd protests. But Acevedo’s record is decidedly less progressive than his rhetoric.
Despite opposition from the local police union, the city passed Texas's most expansive ‘cite-and-release’ policy.
They thought they’d be treating heat exhaustion this weekend. Then police started firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds.
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the legislator and medical doctor weighs in on Texas’s reopening, masks, and Trump’s reelection chances.
A month ago Philip Archibald was a frustrated small business owner locked inside his Dallas home. Now he commands a heavily armed network of anti-lockdown vigilantes, some with extremist leanings.
The disparity is even more stark when you consider that Wyoming is just one of 35 states with a smaller population than the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex alone.
A new documentary urges viewers to see McCorvey’s essential humanity, not just her role as a symbol in the abortion wars.
As the coronavirus first spread throughout the Texas's ICE facilities, migrants grew increasingly desperate for release.
Laredo cardiologist Ricardo Cigarroa is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, making house calls and “dealing hard doses of truth.”
With a virus-infected economy and an oil bust to boot, the Texas model is facing an unprecedented crisis.
Governor Abbott’s phase two reopenings signal a hope from leaders that maybe this all will just work out, somehow.
While the rest of Houston’s legal community was adapting to COVID-19, DA Kim Ogg was determined to find who leaked an internal document.
As our understanding of the disease has evolved, so have the models and advice from experts.
The resignation of a key election official serves as a warning about the dangers of conducting elections in person during the coronavirus pandemic.
As far as PR stunts go, this one has been lucrative.