83rd Legislative Session

How Should History Be Taught at A&M and UT?

Mar 6, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

In a story with the headline “Legislators Seek to Tweak College History Requirement,” Ralph K.M. Haurwitz writes in today’s Austin American-Statesman: Some history courses offered at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and other public institutions of higher learning in the state would no longer count toward…

Tuesday Night Lights

Feb 27, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Brian D. Sweany

In the House of Representatives traditional flag football game, sports and politics collided on the grass of Kyle Field. Fortunately, the only things that got bruised were a few egos.

Opening Day of the 83rd Legislature

Jan 8, 2013 By Sonia Smith

On Tuesday, House Speaker Joe Straus won his third term as speaker after a challenge against him fizzled and Governor Rick Perry urged fiscal responsibility despite the state's improving financial picture.