H-town and two other Texas cities have some of the worst drunk driving fatality rates in America.
The Governor will hold a press conference with Texas Right to Life in Houston today to personally offer his support for more restrictions on abortion in the state.
Cruz cruises, Wendy Davis holds on, Pete Gallego scores an upset, Karl Rove gets cranky, and six other election highlights from around the state and country.
From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib's Jay Root.
Yes, according to Forbes' list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live."
Turnout is better than expected, with participation in most of the state's largest counties outpacing both projections and the two-week early period from May's election.
What people are saying about NASA's first woman in space, who died of pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61.
President Barack Obama made four fundraising stops in the Lone Star State on Tuesday, bringing in an expected haul of $4 million.
In an interview with the UK's Independent, Robert Plant confirms rumors that he has moved to Austin, saying that he rents an "old crack house" in the city.
An independent poll has the Tea Party favorite leading David Dewhurst in the Senate runoff, while the Lite Guv's campaign steps up its attacks.
Which rush hour thoroughfares in Dallas, Houston, and Austin cracked the upper reaches of the Daily Beast's third annual "Highways From Hell" survey?
The Republican race between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate seat headlines Texas's delayed primary elections, but this political story will likely continue.
In addition to announcing a $163 million first-quarter loss this week, the ailing retailer, which has recently tried to reinvent itself, will no longer pay quarterly dividends.
David Dewhurst is backed by the Morning News and Chronicle, but the Star-Telegram and Statesman go for Tom Leppert and Ted Cruz, respectively.
The city tops Forbes' annual list for the second year in a row, while Dallas, Houston, San Antonio all crack the top ten.
Only 29 percent of Texans would support Perry for a fourth full term.
With the May 29 primary five weeks away, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert run two spots attacking their opponents.
The Daily Caller cites an anonymous source who claims the Louisiana governor encouraged Perry to oust his long-time advisor.
Trader Joe's confirms plans to open a store in the almost-literal shadow of the flagship Whole Foods in Austin.
During a speech Monday, the governor laid out a five-point, budget-cutting pledge for no new taxes. But what was he really saying?
Four highlights from "Texas Preserved," Foodways Texas' second annual symposium.
Texas's senior Senator pushed for Rick Perry and the Obama Administration to work out their differences to ensure the Women’s Health Program can serve low-income women.
A new state rule that bars Planned Parenthood clinics from being part of the Texas Women's Health Program took effect yesterday. So what does that mean for the program's future?
With redistricting disputes at rest for now, the May 29 primary date becomes official, which could be good news for Rick Santorum.
A three-judge panel reversed a lower court's injunction against the controversial "sonogram law," which mandates that women who have abortions must submit to a sonogram and hear a description of the fetus as litigation proceeds.
Rick Perry, clad in running gear, proves that running a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint.
But only one of them has the advantage of Rick Perry's actual participation.
From (HB) 1 to ($)15.2 billion, we revisit a few of the state's biggest stories in 2011 by examining the numbers.
When it comes to courtroom drama, Texas never disappoints, and this year was no exception.
We picked. You reacted. Tweets and articles about our Bum Steer of the Year, Governor—and, last time we checked, Republican presidential candidate—Rick Perry.
Temple-native Bryan Burrough examines how the governor went from being the “anointed” one to a punch-line factory.
Police in New York City forcibly removed the flagship Occupy Wall Street protest early Tuesday morning. Nothing similar has happened here in Texas . . . yet.
With Governor Rick Perry's campaign sputtering, the Texas media's political reporters will soon have to resume normal programming.
Jon Stewart has a jolly time reenacting Rick Perry's "Cornerstone" New Hampshire speech.
New Hampshire speech goes viral, prompting mixed reactions ranging from speculation about drunkenness to "approachable and warm."
A mere fifteen minutes after being buzzed into this secluded wellness resort about thirty miles northwest of downtown, I was floating in an infinity-edge pool with a margarita in hand. As I looked out over the wooded hills surrounding scenic (if drought-depleted) Lake Travis, I struck up a conversation with
The National Magazine Award–winning story about Michael Morton, a man who came home from work one day in 1986 to find that his wife had been brutally murdered. What happened next was one of the most profound miscarriages of justice in Texas history.
Michael Morton spent 25 years wrongfully imprisoned for the brutal murder of his wife. How did it happen? And who is to blame?
Is that Mick Jagger taking an evening swim? It’s hard to tell in the glow of the neon “SOUL” sign that illuminates the tree-lined pool at this coolly decadent boutique hotel, but spotting rock royalty here is about as surprising as encountering a lion while on safari in the Serengeti.
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?
I was thrilled when my daughter began learning a second language at day care. But what was I supposed to do when my three-year-old started engaging in conversations I couldn’t understand?
A new album by Alejandro Escovedo.
Long before Walter Cronkite was the voice of the news, he was just a kid from Houston at the University of Texas, chasing girls, acting in school plays, and drinking cheap beer. Yet Douglas Brinkley, whose new biography of Cronkite will be released this month, argues that it was in
Style blogger Jane Aldridge on where she likes to go in Texas to get her goods.
The senior editor on writing about outlaw country, hearing Jerry Jeff Walker tell stories, and listening to good music.
A guide to the city's best restaurants that won't blow your wad.
The definitive guide on where to grab a hangover taco, a soul-satisfying plate of ’cue, a beautiful piece of sushi, a see-and-be-seen table, a killer margarita, and more.
A guide to the city's best places to go when when you get out of a show—or just have the munchies.
A guide to the city's best mobile eateries that are cranking out everything from Italian street food to funky gourmet doughnuts.
A guide to the city's best restaurants that offer vegan tacos, gluten-free options, smoothies, and fresh alternatives to beef, chicken, and the other white meat.