The first stop of Ken Paxton’s revenge tour was in a North Texas House district, where his preferred candidate, Brent Money, reached a runoff.
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?
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.
And on the eighth day, the defense rested.
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.
The attorney general’s affair finally took center stage. Plus, testimony on a meeting at Galaxy Cafe, a red car, and a Bible verse.
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.
Through anger, calm, and even some tears, former aides testified about the attorney general's alleged corruption.
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.
The Texas Senate did not dismiss any charges, Paxton will not have to testify, and more we learned from day one.
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.
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.
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 seeming penchant for fast food, here’s what we learned from documents released late Thursday night.
Threats from the AG’s supporters loom over the Republican state senators who will serve as the jurors in the impeachment trial.
Ken Paxton Managed to Delay His Trial on Securities Fraud Charges for Eight Years. Now It’s Coming Home to Roost.
The state Senate’s vote on Paxton’s impeachment will proceed independently from his criminal case. But the outcomes are interlinked.
As celebrity lawyers feud in the press, Republican groups have launched an influence campaign in the Texas Senate.
Our scorecard of the Eighty-eighth Texas Legislature’s noisy scoundrels and quiet heroes.
Texas Republicans have been in the midst of a cold war with one another for much of the 2023 session. The impeachment vote simply caused it to heat up.
The state’s top attorney will be suspended from duties, pending a trial in the Texas Senate.
The Texas House has voted to impeach the attorney general. After nearly eight years under indictment—during which he won two elections—why now?
The attorney general, under indictment since 2015, now faces potential impeachment from the Texas House.
Hours Before an Investigating Committee Hearing Into AG Ken Paxton’s Office, Paxton Calls on Speaker Dade Phelan to Resign
Phelan’s office called Paxton’s late-Tuesday statement a ploy and “a last-ditch effort to save face.”
While extremely limited, avenues for abortion access exist in Texas. That’s where fear tactics from antiabortion activists come into play.
In a post-Roe Texas, cities such as San Antonio have tried to protect reproductive health care—but a state government big on preemption has other plans.
Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, and Ken Paxton All Invoked George Soros in Denouncing Trump’s Indictment. Here’s Why That’s a Problem.
The Jewish billionaire has long been the target of antisemitic attacks from the far right. What are Republican leaders signaling when they single him out as the main force behind the former president’s woes?
Matthew Kacsmaryk cut his teeth at First Liberty Institute, a “religious liberty” law firm with Texas roots—and a growing national reach.
Texas lawmakers say they won’t let the attorney general settle a lawsuit using taxpayer money, but they’re letting him avoid oversight.
A handful of bills target gender-affirming medical care. Some families have fled the state and others are ready to follow.
Paxton and the four whistleblowers asked the Texas Supreme Court to defer consideration of the case until they can finalize the settlement, after which they’ll move to end the case.
The Central Texas representative who is helping block Kevin McCarthy’s ascent to Speaker of the House has a long history of obstructionism.
Local officials and civil rights activists worry that the attorney general could be laying the groundwork for challenging another election.
Weston Martinez can’t provide evidence for his claims of fraud in the 2020 election, but he is drawing crowds of right-wing activists across Texas.
For the first time in fifty years, single-issue abortion voters are pro-choice. Can Texas Democrats capitalize on it?
The former president’s rally in Robstown was just like all his others in Texas, but he still commands state leaders’ attention.
Progressive religious leaders are mulling their options to help women who seek abortions—and some are willing to risk lawsuits and jail time.
Texans have stood by their attorney general through two criminal indictments and a host of other scandals. Is there any misdeed that might stick to his Teflon coating before the November election?
Remington Johnson has become a touchstone for the families of transgender children.
Defenders of limitless guns are out of ideas but full of excuses.
State leaders have campaigned in 2022 on saving Texas children from threats real and imagined. All the while, we’ve been selling them out.
In the Republican runoff for attorney general, incumbent Ken Paxton—not to mention Donald Trump—got his wish.