The natural gas deregulation bill almost made it through the labyrinth of Congress, but not exactly in the way they tell it in the civics books.
You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.
From a long heritage of paternalism Fort Worth gropes toward democracy.
Hugh Aynesworth can’t escape what he witnessed in 1963.
Who is Kirkpatrick Sale and why is he saying all those terrible things about us?
Did the Sharpstown Scandal really make any difference?
Lyndon Johnson left an indelible impression on people—and a few black and blue marks, too.
First the boy made the man—then the man re-made the boy.
News flash: Lloyd Bentsen is still running for president.
The people of No Man‘s Land are wondering whether government really works.
If you thought you knew, you were probably wrong.
Two women—one a conservative Republican, the other a liberal Democrat—are the best politicians in Houston.
The battles in John Connally’s trial were fought before the jury, but the war may have been won offstage.
Guess which list had the most competition.
How Coastal State Gas pulled the plug on the Texas consumer.
Some embarrassing (and perhaps illegal) aspects of Dolph Briscoe’s campaign.
Is the new Congress out to strip the Texas delegation of its power?
Price Daniel, Jr. begins his premature retirement (maybe).
Can the legislature’s black caucus hang together?
Here’s the plot for the legislature’s 140-day run, opening soon.
The White House is the only challenge left.
The confessions of the second man in a two-man race.
Examining the Supreme Court’s decision on Nixon’s tapes.
The Raza Unida party still isn‘t sure whether it wants to hurt the Democrats or help itself.
The Texas GOP cranks down for November elections.
Beneath the phony outer schmaltz of Jack Valenti one finds the real schmaltz of a true believer.
From former Dallas Times Herald reporter Tracey Smith comes this report of former governor John Connally on the banquet circuit in Bowling Green, Ohio. Smith is a Kiplinger Journalism Fellow at Ohio State University. Like other converts to a new faith, John B. Connally has become rabidly dogmatic in professing…
We Texans have always seemed to drive more, and farther, and for perhaps stranger reasons, than just about anyone else. Young people in the bleak and monotonous landscapes of West and North Texas grew up accustomed to endless, aimless rides around the countryside and to regular trips into the cities…
The GOP and Democratic chairmen are both from Texas. Right there the similarity ends, or begins, no, ends.