The Austin senator grills the secretary of state to get to the bottom of the controversial elections advisory.
In a political rally scheduled for Monday, Trump is expected to once again push for a border wall.
Our state is accustomed to deference from Republican administrations—deference it has earned. Why are our Republican leaders letting him create our narrative?
A U.S. citizen for just 10 months, Julieta Garibay has emerged as the face of plaintiffs who say that tens of thousands of Texans have been falsely accused of voter fraud.
The city's congresswoman says that Trump lied about the west Texas city during his state of the union speech.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey today, O'Rourke left his options wide open.
In a gentler state of the state speech, the governor also said the federal government has not fulfilled its mandate to protect our border.
John Cornyn may be vulnerable and 2020 looks even better than 2018 for Democrats—but who will run?
Congress already funded some wall construction last fiscal year.
One of the most anticipated lists in Texas politics will be publicly deliberated for the first time.
Eleven asylum seekers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso field office have gone on hunger strikes to protest their lengthy detention and what they view as inhumane treatment. Several who have been on a hunger strike for more than a month are being force-fed by ICE. The…
The opinion to call the flawed list back comes as Governor Abbott downplayed the inaccuracies as a work in progress.
Lily Adams was introduced to the country by her grandmother during Richards’s 1988 speech to the Democratic National Convention.
Secretary of State David Whitley has advised counties that his office has identified 95,000 non-citizens who may be registered voters, of which 58,000 have voted. Is this large-scale fraud or a scare tactic?
A Democratic senator from Colorado lambasted Cruz for his ”crocodile tears” on the Senate floor.
That viral video of a Colorado senator berating Ted Cruz makes one wonder if there’s a double standard at work.
As the partial government shutdown stretches toward a second pay period with no money, we spoke to Texas members of Congress about their pay.
The powerful Houston congresswoman is alleged to have fired an aide who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a CBCF supervisor.
The move by the lieutenant governor comes amid escalating tensions with Amarillo Republican senator Kel Seliger.
The state’s first two Latinas elected to Congress will both serve on the high-profile House Judiciary Committee.
The first step in that direction came from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who announced a bill that would give Texas teachers a $5,000 pay raise.
The former San Antonio mayor threw his hat in the ring during a formal announcement Saturday.
The people who represent the region oppose Trump’s plan, regardless of party.
The Angleton Republican takes control of the lower chamber as the 86th Legislature convenes.
The $119.12 billion two-year estimate is the first step in the Texas Legislature's budgeting process.
The 86th Legislature convenes at noon on Tuesday. Here's a primer on some of this year’s action.
The disgraced former congressman is our third runner-up for his eagerness to enrich himself—or at least pay his kennel bills—in a transparently illegal manner.
The former Dallas County sheriff, our second runner-up, ran the worst gubernatorial campaign in Texas since the last time a Democrat went up against Greg Abbott.
The former congressman’s troublesome professional ethics, alleged caddish behavior, and questionable taste in adult-size onesie pajamas made him our first runner-up.
Our Bum Steer of the Year, the radio host dragged our democracy into the same sewer he crawled out of so many years ago.
Welcome back to our annual roundup of Texas's most ridiculous and idiotic endeavors, featuring political personalities, flashy figures, and plenty of nameless ne'er-do-wells.
He built an oil empire, revitalized the state’s Republican party, gave rise to a political dynasty, and forever changed the Lone Star State. Yet the question dogged him his entire life: Was he a real Texan or merely a Yankee transplant?
As the congressman from El Paso and former U.S. Senate candidate departs the House, he expresses regret and pride about his effort at teaching America about the border.
Beto O’Rourke came out on top of a poll of progressives, prompting Bernie Sanders supporters to complain.
Texas's senior U.S. senator says he will have to make the case for his re-election based on his positions, not those of the president.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has avoided the turmoil of the Trump Administration by staying out of Washington.
The former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member said he will announce his intentions in January.
Matthew Whitaker repeatedly hammered the idea that people who enter the country without authorization are ”illegal aliens.”
Texas members of Congress are expressing concern about President Trump's stated willingness to partially shut down government to get funding for his wall.
The 41st president was described as his own best press secretary—especially with the Texas media.
Six Texans (and honorary Texans) share memories of the man the public rarely saw.
Dallas billionaire Ross Perot often is miscast as a spoiler in the election that saw Bill Clinton replace George H.W Bush in the White House.
The last urban stronghold of Republicanism in Texas is being captured by infighting instead of planning for the 2020 elections.
Texas law would allow Beto to take a shot at the White House and at Senator John Cornyn at the same time.
In his first town hall since narrowly losing his election, O'Rourke shows he may not be ready to leave public arena.
Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that gets rid of straight-ticket balloting and this was its last election.
A self-made McAllen millionaire isn’t shy about giving money to both parties.
The Houston mayor understands the wisdom of maintaining good relations even with people you disagree with again and again.
The Associated Republicans of Texas co-chair is out to prove that clashing with Dan Patrick doesn’t make you a Republican In Name Only.
These two state legislators just might hold the key to the coming legislative session.