The congressman joins a handful of House Republicans who insist they’ll fund the government only when they get deep spending cuts and harsh border-control measures that have no chance of passing the Senate.
Pecan trees are dying across Central Texas during the second-hottest summer on record, prompting farmers to consider the future of the beloved state tree.
The attorney general is going on a right-wing media tour to complain—with no evidence—about a bipartisan conspiracy against him.
The attorney general’s acquittal affects an upcoming legislative session on school vouchers—and the civil war within the Texas GOP.
A defense attorney in Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial tried to twist an old conspiracy theorist line into a Texas truism. How does it hold up?
In his new book, the Houston infectious disease expert raises the alarm about those who tout debunked claims about vaccines.
Throughout the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton, his wife, a state senator, shared her internal struggle one Bible verse at a time.
House managers couldn’t get more than 14 votes, below the needed 21 votes to convict, on any of the sixteen impeachment counts.
After eight days of arguments and testimony, senators deliberate on whether to convict the embattled Texas attorney general.
Robert Roberson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to examine “shaken baby syndrome” and the state of forensic science.
And on the eighth day, the defense rested.
At UTHealth’s McGovern Center, Keisha Ray works to combat the biases that lead to worse outcomes for Black patients.
The mistress’s testimony that wasn’t, Rusty Hardin’s snafu, a dismissed motion to drop all the charges, and more.
Shouldn’t Paxton be present for the proceedings? Best guesses on the outcome? We posed these questions and more.
Countless right wingers could do the attorney general's job more effectively, but none would so reliably serve the interests of one faction in the Texas GOP's civil war.
The young personal-injury lawyer testified about an investigation allegedly launched for the benefit of Nate Paul.
His victory in the 1994 governor’s race wasn’t the election that really transformed the state.
Rick Perry rides a gunboat. Ted Cruz goes militiaman. Ron DeSantis and George P. Bush try their best.
The attorney general’s affair finally took center stage. Plus, testimony on a meeting at Galaxy Cafe, a red car, and a Bible verse.
Delays in dispatching the alert system mean that some children fall between the cracks.
When my son joined a middle school team, I researched heat safety. What I found was troubling.
The Texas state representative and Church of Christ pastor from DeSoto is the third prominent Democrat to enter the race.
Paying Bitcoin companies to turn off their energy-gobbling computers is apparently our best plan to keep the power on for the rest of us.
As the attorney general’s impeachment trial takes place, a shadowy group has mobilized an army of political influencers to support his acquittal. Our ethics laws aren’t keeping up.
Recent research out of Dallas and Houston highlights the “science-fictionlike” power of your body’s microbiome—and a high-fiber diet.
Through anger, calm, and even some tears, former aides testified about the attorney general's alleged corruption.
As United Methodist congregations across the U.S. leave over LGBTQ inclusion and the interpretation of Scripture, one East Texas community is rent asunder.
Before sunrise, journalists and eager onlookers gathered at the gates of the Capitol grounds, awaiting the start of the attorney general's historic impeachment trial.
We heard testimony on Paxton's affair and watched the defense make one of the prosecution's key witnesses squirm.
Defunct companies have left behind energy facilities that leak toxins into fragile coastal ecosystems. And guess who has to clean them up?
The Texas Senate did not dismiss any charges, Paxton will not have to testify, and more we learned from day one.
Brad Parscale is all in on artificial intelligence, and the right-wing billionaire Tim Dunn is now his biggest benefactor.
HB 2127, which strips municipalities of regulatory authority, was intended to target liberal cities. So why are conservative mayors so upset?
And he really wants you to know it.
Are you worn out from the constant warnings to save power to keep our “fixed” power grid from overloading? You may have ERCOT Conservation Fatigue.
Everything you need to know about the alleged adultery, bribery, and abuse of office. Plus: Big-time lawyers! Billionaire donors! And burner phones!
The film by right-wing activist Michael Quinn Sullivan is a warning to Republicans who might vote for Ken Paxton's impeachment.
In far West Texas, where loneliness abounds, one man is on a quest to redefine the meaning of love and companionship.
Meteorologists predict a cool, wet winter as the Pacific jet stream floats over Texas.
For the second year in a row, the iconic spring-fed swimming hole has stopped flowing, the consequence of drought and overpumping.
Would Nate Paul and Ken Paxton Still Be Friends Under Other Circumstances? A Texas Monthly Investigation
Unpacking the bromance between the 36-year-old nightclub owner and the 60-year-old evangelical Christian and career politician.
Will tequila and trucks get more expensive? Will exports of chemicals and plastics to Mexico boom? What will happen to immigration?
Officials in Sweetwater say an out-of-state company has made their town a dump for the seldom-seen trash created by renewable energy.
The governor attracted strong support from small-dollar donors, but a large chunk of his haul came from multimillionaires and billionaires who quietly cut six-figure checks.
Red Flags, Fast Cars, and Church’s Chicken: Highlights From the 4,000 Pages of Ken Paxton Impeachment Evidence
From his alleged dealings with Nate Paul to the attorney general’s frequent trips for fast food, here’s what we learned from documents released late Thursday night.
An oil executive wants to block the South Llano River for private recreational purposes. Hill Country residents are outraged.
When the go-go Houston corporation collapsed in spectacular fashion, it became a punch line across the nation. But some of the bad guys had the last laugh.
National party leaders are stoutly backing the centrist U.S. representative from Laredo, hoping to avoid a primary from a progressive.
The leading candidates for Houston mayor are two septuagenarians: state senator John Whitmire and U.S. congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. What happened to the city of the future?
Elon Musk is just one of the big-deal CEOs moving to the Lone Star State. But some are reluctant to join him.