Government

Politics & Policy |
January 20, 2013

Joe Straus III

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)

Reporter |
May 31, 1997

War Rooms

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

Politics & Policy |
February 1, 1996

Cutthroat Island

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.

Politics & Policy |
February 1, 1996

Congressman Clueless

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.

Reporter |
January 1, 1995

Straight Arrow

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