A toxic herbicide used in cotton fields is devastating vineyards on the High Plains, endangering the state’s $13 billion wine business. Grape farmers have banded together to fight back.
Taxpayers have spent millions for purifiers promoted by former governor Rick Perry. Could they have gotten the same benefits for far less money?
Former Texas GOP chair Allen West is a darling of the right wing. But the grassroots in Texas is not the kingmaker it used to be.
The three Trumpian firebrands came to support U.S. House candidate Christian Collins, whose primary run is dividing prominent Republicans.
Wes Moorehead, an expert at the Texas A&M Forest Service, explains what’s happened in 2022 and what the future might hold for the state.
Brazoria County is diversifying fast, but its top elected officials are all white.
The campaign for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, usually a low-profile affair, is getting more attention—and that’s a good thing.
In Texas's Republican primaries, the stop-the-steal message doesn’t seem to be catching fire.
A San Antonio start-up rewards regenerative agriculture with the help of companies looking to offset their greenhouse gas emissions.
The nine-term congressman and right-wing firebrand from Tyler is staking his career on unseating the indicted attorney general.
Jeb’s son is running for his political life in the Texas attorney general’s race. But Donald Trump may get the last laugh.
An energy crisis on the Continent has it desperate for help from the Permian natural gas it had earlier spurned.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to Texas to back two candidates who share her platform.
He decided to mount a GOP primary challenge when COVID-19 policy was animating Texas’s right wing. But the governor stole his thunder.
Seventeen families are suing the Golden Gate Funeral Home for allegedly desecrating their loved ones' bodies.
The race to replace state senator Eddie Lucio Jr. features four candidates, each with a competing vision for the future of their party.
The old-school conservative spoke with us about partisan gerrymandering, Patrick’s hold on the state Senate, and Donald Trump.
The lawyers in the district attorney’s office say they decided to run on their own, reflecting internal Democratic divisions over public safety.
Attorney Mark Mueller promised a caring, new age workplace. But former employees tell of drum-and-smoke ceremonies and explicit text messages.
You need a (Sid Miller–type) hero.
That’s among our four takeaways from recent polling, as the primary election approaches.
Dan McQueen, best known for serving as Corpus Christi mayor for just 37 days, now wants to fly his personal autonomous aerial vehicle to D.C.
Fermat’s last theorem went unsolved for more than 350 years—and the role of the Tyler oil heir who funded its 1994 solution was largely unknown until this week.
State leaders did little to prevent future blackouts, but ERCOT should have the electric supply to meet skyrocketing demand this week—so long as there are no major system failures.
At the former president’s Saturday evening rally in Conroe, even candidates whose opponents he’d endorsed were out in full force.
The relative unknown has spent $1.4 million on her primary against Greg Abbott—on par with Allen West, a serious challenger. But why?
So far, no major backer has publicly abandoned him. But one group has suspended TV ads on his behalf, and a major paper has endorsed his primary opponent.
The allegation isn’t true. But that isn’t stopping some politicians and right-wing activists from running with it.
A retired Air Force pilot has documented construction of the "Gigafactory" in obsessive detail—and believes it's about to produce its first cars.
With an obscure change in Mexican trade policy, the cash-strapped border town started seeing more visitors.
Turns out the Permian Basin well that's been blowing briny water 100 feet high isn't the well the Railroad Commission thought it was.
The rising GOP star's district was redrawn to protect him—but it might instead have created a problem for the representative.
Iron Ox, a San Francisco–area company with a Texas-bred CEO, builds greenhouses that use data to yield pretty produce.
When I opened my morning paper a few days ago, the front page featured an article about yet another caravan of Hondurans heading to Texas. Many are fleeing the violence in that country, which suffers from one of the highest murder rates in the world. But why do they come
One year after the deadly blackout, Texas officials have done little to prevent the next one—which could be far worse.
The Jackson County lawman is running to represent southeast Texas on a Trump-style “America First” platform. There’s only one problem: Trump endorsed his opponent.
The daughter of Mexico City missionaries and former public radio reporter thinks the El Paso congressman can’t reach Republicans—and she believes in miracles.
Robert Jordan takes charge as the Dallas-based airline faces the most difficult challenges since its launch.
The salty water spewing high on a Crane County ranch could be a sign of a “whack-a-mole” future in the Permian Basin.
Don Huffines, Chad Prather, and Allen West had plenty to say about the governor’s failings—all in perfect unison.
These Texans think so.
Scandal-plagued incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton faces a Bush, a congressional performance artist, and a former state Supreme Court justice.
The representative from the Houston suburbs faced down the mob on January 6, then voted along with its desires.
NET Power says it can deliver zero-emission electricity to the Texas grid, but is its sustainable-energy business sustainable?
Our leaders aided and abetted Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election more than those in any other state.
There was a lot of great coverage of happenings in Texas this year. Our staff selected its favorite stories.
The attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade died Sunday at age 76, leaving behind a powerful legacy for Texas women.
Some folks in Texas's poorest city see a new downtown mural funded by the billionaire's foundation as the writing on the wall.
After the ‘Del Rio News-Herald’ shuttered last year, Frank Lopez Jr., who broadcasts as “US Border Patriot,” found a national audience.
Some Refugio County locals say it was “kids being kids.” For others, the incident has reopened old wounds.