Despite a sense of Beto-mania in other parts of the state, voters in rural Gonzales, where the Texas Revolution began, enthusiastically cheer the incumbent.
Polling firm finds some Republicans are ready to cross party lines.
President Trump’s budget adviser says the Texas Senate seat is in play because the party nominee is not likable.
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,…
Donations and the love of Hollywood suggest that O'Rourke may be more popular outside the state—and more vulnerable at home.
Their fraught primary relationship comes back to haunt Texas’s junior senator.
Despite a sense of momentum, the Democrat’s unconventional campaign is in unchartered territory as the candidate faces new scrutiny and political attacks.
With the government questioning the authenticity of their birth certificates, some Texans worry that even providing additional documentation won't be enough.
The senator released a digital counterpunch to his competitor’s viral video, though it has yet to pick up the same steam.
It might help if he loses to Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke continues to nip at Ted Cruz’s heels in the latest poll, even if a third of the state's voters are unfamiliar with him.
"I can think of nothing more American," the candidate said. It’s another viral hit for the digital wunderkind.
The former UT chancellor stepped into the political fray with an open letter to President Trump denouncing his "McCarthy-era" tactics.
Dueling studies reach different conclusions about whether high schools are following a state law.
The liberal icon who died last week served first as a lawmaker then as a lobbyist.
A famed member of the Killer Bees, Schwartz was known for his gifted—and tart—oratory.
Tuesday morning, Greg Abbott retweeted a fake Churchill quote. It’s not the first time one of our elected officials has been duped.
During a summer with record heat and record power usage, supply is keeping up with demand.
A majority of Texans polled also said they support a woman’s right to abortion.
The Senate leadership was briefed on the Texas race as a pair of new polls show O'Rourke neck and neck with the incumbent Cruz.
All other statewide offices on the ballot remain comfortably in the hands of Republicans.
The Infowars honcho’s legal troubles mount.
The solutions to our current crisis on the border are relatively simple, says Houston immigration expert Charles Foster. But our politicians don’t have the nerve to make them happen.
Ted Cruz versus Beto O’Rourke may be the most anticipated Texas race on the November ballot, but June’s state party conventions were all about Donald Trump.
When a Texas Republican and Texas Democrat drove 1,600 miles together to Washington and live-streamed it, the nation took notice.
Hutchison shows discomfort at President Trump’s style, but her record shows she’s in agreement with the substance of his remarks.
Kavanaugh’s decision on the case of an undocumented minor seeking an abortion in Texas is one of their primary concerns.
Hegar’s campaign says the commercial prompted more than $750,000 in donations in ten days.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has always leaned left, but he shows a pragmatic centrist streak that leaves some supporters uneasy.
Mexico elected a left-leaning populist in a landslide on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about the man called AMLO.
The Houston police chief addresses the ugly mood of America after the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.
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?
The governor declared that only Congress can fix family separations shortly before the president ended the policy.
The governor has set July 31 as the date in which voters will choose who will fill the vacancy of a lawmaker convicted of multiple federal counts of fraud and money laundering.
The move by Sheriff Richard Wiles marks a growing chorus of local law enforcement across Texas that is critical of the federal family separation policy.
House speaker Joe Straus asks President Trump to stop the policy, while State Representative César Blanco asks Abbott to cease National Guard deployment.
The San Antonio lawmaker’s resignation comes four months after his conviction on multiple counts of fraud and money laundering.
The Democratic Senate candidate led a march to the new Tornillo facility holding immigrant children, but he doesn't have a full picture of what's going on inside.
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.
A ruling allows a woman featured on our site, who was reunited with her son after months of separation, to sue federal government to stop the practice.
They had entered the U.S. illegally, seeking asylum from an abusive home, and were completely unaware they would be separated.
Constitutional scholar Ted Cruz says he has no idea whether President Trump can pardon himself.
Abbott’s school safety plan could land us back in darker times.
Federal law allows immigrants to step into United States and claim asylum; agents are physically preventing them from doing so.
The governor’s proposals would not prevent more than 70,000 high school students from legally buying rifles and shotguns.
What may be more troubling for Democrats is that half of the state’s voters still don’t know much about the two standard-bearers.
Retiring House Speaker Joe Straus helped finance business backlash against social conservatives.
The former Dallas County sheriff will take on the formidable and formidably funded Greg Abbott in November.
Ethnic politics has been an undeniable factor in the Democratic race to replace Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
The governor’s race gets the attention, but the undercard may be more important this year.