government

Joe Straus III

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

The ideological pendulum at the Lege is swinging, finally and inevitably, back toward the center, so moderate Republicans—the golden-cheeked warblers of Texas politics—may soon reemerge as a force to be reckoned with. When that happens, we’re betting on this pedigreed, patrician lawmaker from tony District 121 (Alamo Heights, Olmos Park)…

Branded

Jul 31, 1997 By Joe Nick Patoski

McAllen’s mayor is Branded a loser for the first time in twenty years.

War Rooms

May 31, 1997 By Robert Bryce

A massive buildup for Texas Tech University’s Vietnam archive.

Cutthroat Island

Feb 1, 1996 By Paul Burka

Once upon a time, Galveston was an isolated island with few big-city problems. Recent flaps over civic corruption, press bias, and race suggest those days are over.

Steve Stockman
Congressman Clueless

Feb 1, 1996 By Mimi Swartz

Steve Stockman was supposed to have been a lethal weapon in the Republicans’ fight to unmake the Great Society. Instead the freshman legislator has been a loose cannon—an outsider in his own party.

Straight Arrow

Jan 1, 1995 By Paul Burka

The new Ways and Means chairman, Bill Archer, takes aim at the federal budget.