Politics

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.

Christi Craddick
Christi Craddick: Be a Mentor to Other Women

May 9, 2018 By Charley Locke

"Women who are interested in politics need mentors so they can realize their potential if they choose to run for office. There’s a value to relatability, or being able to not only see women already in leadership roles but have access to them."

Mary Beth Rogers
Mary Beth Rogers: Put Women in Positions of Power

May 9, 2018 By Katy Vine

"I think there is a true opportunity right now for women—even more significant than when I was in state government.  We’ve got so many running for public office now. Once they win and their numbers grow, we’re bound to move beyond 'me too' to something better."

Sylvia Garcia
Sylvia Garcia: Remember Due Process

May 9, 2018 By Charley Locke

"The issue isn’t going away, because for once, women feel like they can speak up and that they are finally being heard. And I think as a body, the Texas Legislature needs to demonstrate that we’ve heard these women, and that we’re going to clean our own house."