Luke Coffee, a director and actor who appeared on NBC’s ‘Friday Night Lights,’ found QAnon during the pandemic and then spent a month trying to evade the consequences of the path it led him down.
Supporters of the 45th president might not forget his contentious history with Texas’s junior senator.
A list of some of those from the Lone Star State who gathered in Washington, D.C., on January 6.
Texas’s junior senator shares responsibility for inciting the mob that breached the U.S. Capitol. That’s brought him scorn from much of the country—but might win him fresh support from Trump Republicans.
Several members of the Texas delegation stayed on the House floor to help defend against rioters, who they say had nothing to do with the righteous case of overturning the election.
As the president’s supporters launched a violent insurrection in Washington, D.C., about three hundred demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol to call for the election results to be overturned. …
In Harris County, two public officials fought off legal challenges to hold a successful election in the middle of a pandemic.
The University of Dallas professor is urging Republicans to build a post-Trump, big-tent, big-spending party that’s economically populist and socially conservative.
Facing a bribery allegation and criminal fraud charges, the Texas attorney general is tossing his supporters fresh red meat by leading an attempt to overturn the will of American voters.
GOP state legislators have proposed bills that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot in 2022. Some might backfire on the party.
Democrats have taken voters in the region for granted. This year, many were receptive to Donald Trump’s messaging on jobs, opportunity, and law enforcement.
GOP control of redistricting will cost Democrats for a decade, and out-of-state donors might well decide their money is best spent elsewhere.
After a too-close-for-comfort Senate race two years ago, the Texas GOP went into overdrive to ensure the state would not be won in 2020 by newly hopeful Democrats.
Democrats like when lots of voters cast ballots. Republicans generally don’t. But we won’t know until tomorrow whether high participation rates favored one party over the other.
Ahead of tomorrow’s nail-biter, we present a grab bag featuring a Big Bend documentary, Beyoncé clips, the Houston Zoo’s baby animal playlist, and more.
The county’s decision to open eight locations for round-the-clock early voting drew workers too busy to vote during the day—and others eager to send a message about voter suppression.
Three years ago, Candace Valenzuela was a college counselor. Now, she’s hoping to ride anti-Trump sentiment in the Dallas suburbs to a seat in Congress where, if elected, she’d be the first Afro-Latina.
An Underdog Democrat Flipped Texas’s Thirty-second in 2018. Republicans Face an Uphill Battle to Win It Back.
In North Dallas, Genevieve Collins challenges Colin Allred, whose win two years ago proved that Democrats could compete in the Texas suburbs.
The state’s minority party hasn’t had this big an opportunity to shake off its loser mentality in a long, long time. …
In Texas's Second Congressional District, challenger Sima Ladjevardian sees an opportunity in the representative’s COVID-19 response.
The conservative incumbent has alienated members of his own party, leaving room for challenger Wendy Davis to pick off centrist voters in Texas’s Twenty-first Congressional District.
Democrats Narrowly Lost the Twenty-fourth Congressional District in 2018. Can Candace Valenzuela Win It in This Cycle?
When longtime GOP congressman Kenny Marchant announced his retirement, his seat representing the district surrounding DFW Airport became a prime pickup target for his party’s opponents.
The campaign to lead city hall in rapidly diversifying Pearland has been injected with national partisan politics, as Donald Trump claims Democrats want to “demolish” the suburbs.
“Bonkers” is, of course, a technical term.
Lizzie Fletcher’s 2018 Victory in TX-7 Proved Democrats Could Win in the Texas Suburbs. Can the GOP Take the Seat Back?
In the district just west of Houston, Republican challenger Wesley Hunt's campaign has focused on his opposition to the Green New Deal.
The incumbent rarely faced competitive races before labor lawyer Mike Siegel’s challenge in 2018. Now, winning a rematch is no sure thing for McCaul.
The election has yet to be decided, but one result can already be called: the Texas Republican party has lost its ability to speak to much of the electorate. And Democrats are poised to reap the benefits.
We surveyed a range of Texas politicians in competitive races to see how they’re addressing the demands of the movement.
For the first time in a decade the Texas House—and influence over redistricting—is in play. Will it slip out of the Democratic party’s grasp once again?…
An all-virtual election bid might be the right thing to do. But will it cost some Democrats their races?…
He’s as red as a rose; she’s as blue as the state flower. And now the two congressional candidates are locked in a throwdown in a district that is neither.
Gina Ortiz Jones lost by fewer than 1,000 votes to popular retiring Republican Will Hurd in 2018 in the sprawling southwest Texas district. Now, she faces a less well-known rival in Tony Gonzales.
The governor’s most recent order on ballot drop-off locations follows a long history of efforts by him and his party to lower voter turnout, and could have an outsized effect on the battle for control of the state House.
Sheriff Troy Nehls won his primary as a Trump ally, but has distanced from the president in his race against Democratic challenger Sri Preston Kulkarni.
Drive-through Voting. 24-Hour Polling Places. Finger Condoms. Welcome to Election 2020 in Harris County.
After some Houstonians had to wait in six-hour lines to vote in the March primary, new county clerk Chris Hollins is determined to help every eligible Houstonian cast a ballot this fall.
In the 2018 midterms, many lifelong Republican women voted Democratic. Will the urgent issues driving this election keep them there?…
Both parties’ conventions sidelined politicians from the nation’s second biggest state. They might have had good reason.
A sleepy Democratic primary runoff against challenger Sara Stapleton-Barrera heated up last week when a mailer, using a nickname for the incumbent, incited numerous political allies to rally behind him.
Trump’s Impeachment Drove Pete Sessions to Run for Congress Again. Then He Got Tangled Up in the Inquiry.
Republican primary runoff candidate Renee Swann has circled around her opponent’s implication in the Ukraine scandal, perhaps worried that any attacks might not play well in a bright red district.
Originally scheduled for May and pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic, the elections feature a few key races, some scandal-ridden candidates, and many old friends.
Facing a runoff to become the GOP candidate for a congressional district south of Houston, Wall is putting her personal wealth—but not much shoe leather—into her campaign.
The race to choose a Democratic challenger to John Cornyn has been overshadowed by other news, but it finds the Texas Democratic Party bitterly divided.
The disparity is even more stark when you consider that Wyoming is just one of 35 states with a smaller population than the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex alone.