As new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach their highest levels yet, the state is relying less on restrictions and more on individual decisions.
Governor Greg Abbott is letting counties decide whether to postpone certain May elections. For the general, expanded vote by mail may be necessary.
Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.
Here died Greg Abbott’s burden-shifting plan, orphaned and alone.
The governor, lieutenant governor and speaker line up behind a penny increase to the sales tax to provide property tax relief.
The embattled state official visited the Rio Grande Valley to encourage voter participation.
The protesters' key issue with Wilson was her congressional voting record on LGBT issues.
It's the latest in a string of legal rulings that have chipped away at the Lone Star State’s once-heralded open records laws.
Multiple reports say all Senate Democrats are unified in opposition to confirming David Whitley—enough to kill the nomination.
The Austin senator grills the secretary of state to get to the bottom of the controversial elections advisory.
A U.S. citizen for just 10 months, Julieta Garibay has emerged as the face of plaintiffs who say that tens of thousands of Texans have been falsely accused of voter fraud.
The opinion to call the flawed list back comes as Governor Abbott downplayed the inaccuracies as a work in progress.
The first step in that direction came from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who announced a bill that would give Texas teachers a $5,000 pay raise.
The Terrell pitmaster will serve smoked meats and sides to an estimated 10,000 people. Good thing he brought his 28-foot-long cutting board.
The Angleton Republican takes control of the lower chamber as the 86th Legislature convenes.
The 86th Legislature convenes at noon on Tuesday. Here's a primer on some of this year’s action.
Keying off of Governor Abbott’s opposition to President Obama’s Syrian resettlement policy, Russian trolls built Texas dissent.
Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that gets rid of straight-ticket balloting and this was its last election.
Governor Greg Abbott emerged as the top vote-getter on Election Day.
The Republican calls for unity in Texas in his victory speech.
Early voting in Texas for this year’s midterms begins Monday; these are some of the races in Texas generating the most buzz.
In their only debate, Valdez was often the aggressor, but could not force any Abbott errors.
Trailing badly, this may be Valdez’s best shot at changing the dynamics in her challenge to Republican Governor Abbott.
Tuesday morning, Greg Abbott retweeted a fake Churchill quote. It’s not the first time one of our elected officials has been duped.
All other statewide offices on the ballot remain comfortably in the hands of Republicans.
She made history by becoming the first Latina nominated by a major political party to run for governor of Texas. Will that historic moment become nothing more than a footnote?
The governor declared that only Congress can fix family separations shortly before the president ended the policy.
The governor has set July 31 as the date in which voters will choose who will fill the vacancy of a lawmaker convicted of multiple federal counts of fraud and money laundering.
House speaker Joe Straus asks President Trump to stop the policy, while State Representative César Blanco asks Abbott to cease National Guard deployment.
The San Antonio lawmaker’s resignation comes four months after his conviction on multiple counts of fraud and money laundering.
Abbott’s school safety plan could land us back in darker times.
The governor’s proposals would not prevent more than 70,000 high school students from legally buying rifles and shotguns.
What may be more troubling for Democrats is that half of the state’s voters still don’t know much about the two standard-bearers.
The former Dallas County sheriff will take on the formidable and formidably funded Greg Abbott in November.
The governor’s race gets the attention, but the undercard may be more important this year.
State officials put emphasis on mental health and school ”hardening” to prevent future violence.
The 22nd school shooting of 2018 happened on Friday morning near Galveston.
More than half of those in a new survey lack an opinion of Beto O’Rourke, but he’s still tied with Cruz.
A small-town sheriff took on his president and his governor and learned that facts can get in the way of a good political narrative.
National Guard troops are once again heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. So what?
Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as former Texas governor Rick Perry, made the same decision several times before.
Paxton incorrectly whipped up fear on Sean Hannity’s national television show.
A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Texas cities are unlikely to win constitutional challenge to the law.
Bitter argument leads former Texas first lady Linda Gale White to defend her son’s record.
This test of will and political strength has become symbolic of the larger struggle in the Texas Republican Party this year.
The closer we get to the March 6 primary election, the more we should expect to see the conflict between centrist Republicans and far-right conservatives grow more intense.
Abbott opened his 2018 campaign by attacking school districts, local governments, and a Republican incumbent.
Andrew White aims to capture the support of moderate Democrats and Republicans.
A Democratic survey of voters shows the governor's power, but it doesn’t mean Texans agree with Republicans on all the issues. Here's how the Democratic party can use that information.
Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp to lead rebuilding effort.