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Reporting and commentary on the Legislature, campaigns, and elected officials

Politics & Policy |
September 19, 2019

Veronica vs. the Swamp

Veronica Escobar, the first Latina to represent El Paso in Congress, isn’t afraid of playing the Washington game—as long as it means the Texas borderlands get the respect they deserve.

Critters |
August 26, 2019

Can Texas Bats Be Saved?

If Texas biologists can prevent an outbreak of white-nose syndrome, caused by a fast-spreading fungus, they may provide a new national model for bat conservation.

Politics & Policy |
July 23, 2019

Trump’s Apostle

No matter how incendiary his latest tweet or policy might seem, Donald Trump can count on evangelical preacher and Fox News fixture Robert Jeffress to defend him. What’s behind the Dallas pastor’s unconditional embrace?