Politics

Lupe Valdez and Beto O'Rourke raise their hands as they are cheered at the end of the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention Friday, June 22, 2018, in Fort Worth.
Finally, Democrats Lead in a Texas Poll, But It May Not Matter

Sep 6, 2018 By Carlos Sanchez

Texas Hispanics prefer Democratic nominee for governor Lupe Valdez over Republican incumbent Greg Abbott by a slim margin and Beto O’Rourke over Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz  by a wider margin. But does it matter for a voting block that notoriously fails to turn out on Election Day? The poll,…

Lupe Valdez
Just How Doomed Is Lupe Valdez?

Jun 22, 2018 By R.G. Ratcliffe

She made history by becoming the first Latina nominated by a major political party to run for governor of Texas. Will that historic moment become nothing more than a footnote?

Kellye Burke
How Houston Lost Its Mind Over a Trump Shirt

Jun 8, 2018 By Mimi Swartz

Outside a cookie shop in one of Houston’s most idyllic neighborhoods, a West University Place council member spied Trump’s name on a teenager’s shirt and yelled a few of the president’s worst words at her. Then the internet found out. It's springtime in the age of hysteria.