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
Big-city prosecutors are now driving the conversation around mass incarceration, and some lawmakers and law enforcement officials just can’t abide that.
If you’re going to traffick in conspiracy theories, at least be nice about it.
Many Texans think their property taxes are too high. But the highly regressive sales tax would put even more of a burden on those who can least afford it.
Showdown at the J.W. Marriott: What the Bonnen-McNutt Tussle Signals about the Political Wars to Come
In the pantheon of lawmaker-involved squabbles, what happened at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Austin on Wednesday night probably doesn’t rank higher (lower?) than the time Borris Miles whipped out a gun at a party, or the time Bob Bullock pulled a gun on
The Texas Senate has tacitly endorsed President Trump’s threat to shut down the border if necessary—a dangerous move for the economy and the president’s political future.
“Two men, both alpha males, from vastly different cultures, are about to collide. . . HARD.”
Our state is accustomed to deference from Republican administrations—deference it has earned. Why are our Republican leaders letting him create our narrative?
That viral video of a Colorado senator berating Ted Cruz makes one wonder if there’s a double standard at work.
The U.S. Border Patrol and the governor of Tamaulipas are looking for a few good anonymous tips—and hoping it doesn't all backfire.
Developers are pitted against landowners over a solution that keeps the peace and preserves the lake.
A plan to fix the Alamo site could have propelled the political scion to glory. Instead it’s become his biggest battle.
In recent months the West Texas oil town has smelled, in one resident’s words, like ”a dog’s anal gland.” And no one is 100 percent sure why.
In recent months the West Texas oil town has smelled, in one resident’s words, like “a dog’s anal gland.” And no one is 100 percent sure why.
The recent release of JFK files is probably the last significant injection of new information into the psychic landscape in which assassination theorists like Mark North have resided for the past 54 years.
San Angelo makes its case for María de Jesús de Ágreda to the Vatican.
With the south side of El Paso up for grabs, everyone seems to have an idea about what the city’s future should look like.
San Antonio’s new mayor isn’t interested in the old battles between left and right.
When Texas’s film incentives program comes up for renewal, politicians and movie bizzers give performances that Matthew McConaughey would envy.
On the weekend Donald Trump became the forty-fifth president of the United States, everyone called for unity—so long as the other side would just agree with them.
The case of the missing salamanders.
Richard Spencer, the Dallas man who coined the term “alt-right,” spoke at A&M. It was a scene.
A look at the race for district attorney in Nueces County.
The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.
Why is the federal government claiming thousands of acres of riverfront property from a bunch of North Texas landowners?
The sounds and the fury of Frederickburg's noise ordinance.
The state capitol's adventures in portraiture.
An Austin artist's youthful experience as a bank robber was—kind of, sort of—the inspiration for a recent movie. But the real story of her life is even stranger than what made it onto the screen.
A Texas documentarian tries to see how far he can bend the truth.
And what it tells us about the next generation of gun rights activists.
The expansion of I-35 may be the worst thing that’s happened to Salado since the railroad left town.
A funny thing happened on the way to the San Angelo fracking sand transloading facility.
To drink or not to drink—that is the question in Bowie County.
How New Braunfels’s prohibition on disposable containers changed tubing—and then didn’t.
A frontier town copes with a murder’s aftermath.
Photographer David Valdez is back on familiar turf: on the campaign trail, documenting the public and private moments of a candidate with the surname Bush.
The Senate hopeful raises dough the Bitcoin way.
Michael Mascha doesn’t care so much whether the glass of water is half full or half empty; he wants to know its mineral content, hardness, pH level, vintage and virginality.