The governor tries to address coronavirus concerns in the face of lobbying from his most conservative supporters.
Plus, the Texas Freedom Caucus projects its own dangerous fantasies, and even more stir-crazy pols.
In the best of times, our politicians can be a frustrating bunch. How are they doing in an unprecedented crisis?
Governor Greg Abbott's order, closing abortion clinics through April 21, has sent many out of state to seek the procedure—in the middle of the pandemic.
The East End neighborhood of Freeport was once a thriving community. Today, the few remaining residents are about to be pushed out by the port. What happened?
Plus, Texas pols take pains to prove they’re still working, Rick Perry finds a new calling, and more.
As the state's unemployment numbers skyrocket, many Texans don't know how they'll be able to honor their leases without rent relief.
The candidate is running in a district that’s home to more Asian Americans than anywhere else in Texas. Her newest campaign ad blames the People's Republic for the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas politicians, from Ted Cruz to Briscoe Cain, are riding out the coronavirus with movies and TV, like the rest of us.
While other governors have taken an aggressive approach to curbing COVID-19, Greg Abbott has favored smaller measures.
Plus, Chip Roy demands this pandemic set an end date already.
The Dallas County judge drew national acclaim for his Ebola response. The coronavirus is proving to be a bigger challenge.
The Texas lieutenant governor is among a growing number of politicians who are willing to trade lives to save the economy. It’s a false choice.
We’re going to need that same neighborly, can-do spirit to get us through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Greg Abbott is letting counties decide whether to postpone certain May elections. For the general, expanded vote by mail may be necessary.
The Texas senator and congressman, along with Chip Roy, remain incorrigible in the face of the coronavirus.
Surprising statements by oil industry leaders have grabbed headlines. But the bigger change is underway more quietly, among young Republicans.
Historically, the Lege has met shortfalls with tax increases or spending cuts. Whether Dems or the GOP are in power makes all the difference.
For the 25,000 migrants awaiting hearings and subject to Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, representation can be hard to come by.
Plus, Michael Cloud takes on the disease of California, and what’s Rodney Ellis doing with that squirrel?
Young people took jobs they thought would help turn Texas blue.
Jessica Cisneros is the latest AOC-backed, Bernie-style candidate to fall short.
Plus, Beto’s bandmate blasts his Biden endorsement, Mike Bloomberg comprende Tejas, Dan Crenshaw vs. Pete Davidson, and Dan Patrick vs. shirts.
We weigh in on the most important Super Tuesday races, recent results, and what it all means.
The Legislature added an option for voters without valid IDs per a court order, but for the homeless population it might not be enough.
At a honky-tonk in Dallas, the Democratic party made its move against Bernie—finally.
Nearly all of the new early voters in Collin County participated on the Democratic side, and blue vote totals were up across the state.
Texas prison officials think they can curb contraband by banning greeting cards, but prisoners say the drugs come in through guards, not mail.
Plus, the return of Robert Morrow, Bloomberg hires the “homeless Wi-Fi” guy, and Ronny Jackson reveals the secret to Trump’s excellent health.
Voters in the Laredo-based border district will choose between the eight-term conservative Democrat and a young, progressive immigration attorney who is running an unabashedly left-wing campaign.
A new poll asks the question that previous ones strongly suggested.
Ahead of Super Tuesday, the Sanders campaign has reached out to Muslim voters unlike any campaign before.
Idealistic young people in the Bloomberg campaign believe they'll stay in Texas through November. But that's not what top staff are saying.
Dan Patrick calls the Paw Patrol, and Dan Crenshaw sticks it to Nickelback
Four years ago, Ogg won election by promising to reform the county’s justice system. Now she’s getting primaried by two of her former prosecutors, who say she hasn’t done enough.
Led by a twentysomething Latina, Democrats now run Harris County, offering a glimpse at what things might look like—for better or for worse—if the party finds itself back on top across Texas.
The departure of the longtime Austin senator—for the greener pastures of higher education—will set off a fierce race for his seat.
The presidential candidate thinks ”as scared as a cat at a dog pound” is a thing that Texans say. So we’ve got a few more for him.
Plus, lessons in personal branding from Ted Cruz, and Pete Olson
The booming suburbs of Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio could change the distribution of power in the state.
Pelosi ripped up Trump's State of the Union speech while wearing a pin that is now a must-have item for Democrats.
One of the Bayou City’s biggest immigrant gateways, southwest Houston, is a dangerous and daunting place for pedestrians.
Plus, Taylor Swift honors Beto O’Rourke in song, and hard-right scandalmongers Empower Texans expand into BBQ reviews.
This year is going to feature a lot of confident pronouncements from experts who will be proved wrong again and again.
The initiative follows on the heels of last summer’s announcement that the university will cover tuition for some students.
Plus, Ken Starr is pulled out of retirement, Pete Olson visits Sesame Street, and Vicente Gonzalez desperately needs a celebrity.
The Vermont socialist looks surprisingly strong in the Lone Star State.
Beto & co. came up embarrassingly short, but the result probably doesn’t say all that much about November.
Coming soon to a Texas highway near you: self-driving semis.
Few of the promises made to her family and community were kept. And Jakelin’s father has given up on the American Dream.