His victory in the 1994 governor’s race wasn’t the election that really transformed the state.
Ann Richards, Farrah Fawcett, Beyoncé. An excerpt from TM’s new book, ‘Being Texan,’ explores a strain of toughness in the iconography of the state’s females.
Holland Taylor’s renowned one-woman play about the late Texas governor is now airing as a part of PBS’s ‘Great Performances.’
The colorful mogul lost the 1990 gubernatorial election after making a joke about rape and admitting to not paying some income taxes.
Lily Adams was introduced to the country by her grandmother during Richards’s 1988 speech to the Democratic National Convention.
A Canada man has a few questions about the Austin establishment immortalized in a Guy Clark song.
With sexual-misconduct scandals swirling, from Brett Kavanaugh to Charles Schwertner, how politicians talk about them could bite them at the polls.
The two campaigns have launched—kind of. Both are long shots to have any real effect on the state.
The anti-transgender bathroom bill debate is a strike against any Texas city getting the Amazon HQ2.
The Alamo Drafthouse #DontTalk PSA bracket has a winner, and we talked to the director of the spot.
Learn about how Ann Richards would prank Drafthouse customers, and what the lawyers said when they heard the Magnited States of America voicemail.
The iconic "don't talk" PSAs get broken down and voted on—by you.
The goals of big business are clashing the the religious freedom agenda of Christian conservatives in the Legislature.
A roundup of some of the most notable recent displays of gumption from women around the state.
A documentary called “All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State” premieres tonight on HBO and resonates in some ways with the Wendy Davis story.
A look back at the 1994 campaign for governor.
Sixteen photographs of some of the cooler moments of Austin history, as taken by Scott Newton, the longtime official photographer of “Austin City Limits.”
A candid look at the popular governor as she faced reelection in 1994--and struggled with the limitations of her office.
Yes, there is good news for the Democrats in 2014.
Cecile Richards on abortion, women in office, and how Wendy Davis is different from her mom.
Behind the humor of Ann Richards’ Democratic keynote address lay the calculation of an ambitious politician.
Political junkies sad the legislature is in an off year can dig their teeth into two new documentaries about Texas politicians premiering this month.
Nearly six years after her death, Ann Richards, who is the subject of a new documentary, book, and stage play, still casts a long shadow.
Senior editor John Spong talked with Jan Reid about his new Ann Richards biography, ‘Let the People In.’
As Jan Reid's new biography makes clear, Ann Richards was one of the most magnetic politicians of the past thirty years. So why didn’t she leave much of a legacy?
Thirty years after he took his first photograph for us—of charming kook Stanley Marsh 3—contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden looks back on his extraordinary career and tells the stories behind some of our favorite images.
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Austin chef Sonya Coté, executive chef of Hillside Farmacy and former chef of East Side Show Room, has been named one of Marie Claire’s “Women on Top,” an award that celebrates women under forty who are creatively reinventing their industries. Coté earned the distinguished honor for her valiant support of
Wes Anderson released the trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, Yao Ming saves pandas, and Vanilla Ice renovates more than his career.
In 1982, Ronald Reagan's first mid-term election, a Democratic wave swept the state. Republicans had mounted a major challenge to the D's control of most statewide offices (governor excepted), and U.S. senator Lloyd Bentsen and lieutenant governor Bill Hobby used their muscle to build the best Democratic organization Texas had
She was our governor, but she was my friend.
. . . that the 1994 governor’s race would have such far-reaching consequences. If George W. Bush hadn’t won . . .
And the campaign goes on—into the legislative session.
What are George Bush’s weaknesses as he heads into the fall campaign? We asked six Texas Democrats— a former governor, a former lieutenant governor, two wannabes, and two wiseacre pundits—to make the case against him. They pulled no punches.
Here’s what Republicans and Democrats were talking about after the November 3 election.George W. Bush’s coattails. They were frayed at best, even though the GOP swept every statewide race. The governor got 68 percent of the vote, but the victorious Republican candidates for lieutenant governor and comptroller, Rick Perry and
Barring a miracle, Garry Mauro will lose to George W. Bush in this November’s gubernatorial election. So why is he acting like a winner?
Ann Richards ads it up.
He’s the front-runner even before he has officially entered the race, but sky-high expectations are the least of the obstacles George W. Bush faces in his quest for the White House.
Pics and pans: Reflections on our one hundred best photos
After the latest standoff thereï¿½by an armed UFO cultistï¿½you might think so. But on the fifth anniversary of the Branch Davidian siege, the Central Texas community is doing just fine, thank you.
To be a truly major player in the ad game, GSD&M needed a car account. When Mazda’s came up for review, the brash Austinites sprang into action.
Red McCombs, still on the sidelines
Texas Primer Who’s been on our cover the most times? Ross is boss.
AT LEAST DAN MORALES knew that the mere proclamation he was going to have a press conference was not likely to stop the world in its tracks. The night before and all that morning, some supporters, as well as the attorney general himself, were busy calling around to say that
The University of Houston thinks Frank Stella is frankly stellar.
Ann Richards gets ready for prime time.
How the Republicans took over Texas—and what it means.
In the final weeks, the governor’s race is too close to call. Here’s an analysis of what it will take to win.
What’s eating Ann Richards? As her reelection campaign finally gets in high gear, the governor seems to be fighting a case of the mopes.