Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.
The Ukraine scandal is unfolding quickly, and quite a few Texans are playing significant roles in the drama.
Chick-fil-A won’t be hosting its 2022 convention in San Antonio and Joaquin Castro supporters won’t be eating at Bill Miller.
The San Antonio congressman said he feels he can accomplish more in the majority party in the U.S. House
The state’s senior U.S. senator is calling out Joaquin Castro and MJ Hegar in particular.
A Joaquin Castro candidacy instantly makes next year's Senate race competitive, observers say.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the 2014 gubernatorial candidate on her latest thinking about a potential run against John Cornyn, Beto O’Rourke’s future, and the status of the upcoming Sandra Bullock film centered on her filibuster.
The House has passed legislation authored by the San Antonio Democrat to take on President Trump in a constitutional battle.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could vote on the bill as early as next week.
The former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member said he will announce his intentions in January.
In his forthcoming memoir, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member recalls leaving Texas for college at Stanford.
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.
Castro’s decision leaves Beto O’Rourke as the lone Democrat in the U.S. Senate race.
The inside account of a rising congressman’s freshman year in office.
Politics can usually be described along the same lines as that old cliché about the weather: if you don’t like it, just wait five minutes and it’ll change. The will of the electorate is fickle, as constant in its attachment to any particular politician as to any particular variety of breakfast…
After ruling the state for a century, Texas Democrats were gradually reduced to irrelevance. Is the reawakening at hand?
What people are saying about the San Antonio mayor's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Mary Gonzalez of El Paso has been called the first lesbian member of the Texas legislature, but she tells the Dallas Voice that she prefers “pansexual.”
A primer on the San Antonio mayor, who was recently thrust into the national spotlight after he was tapped to deliver the DNC's keynote address.
But does the U.S. Supreme Court Justice’s request for briefs mean he might rule in the state’s favor?
After a few hardline moves in 2011, the Texas Republican Party may be returning to its moderate stance on immigration policy.
The 42nd president charmed a crowd of 3,000 gathered in South San Antonio High School's gymnasium Thursday afternoon.
The next several days of Texas House budget debate may be as much about the culture wars as state spending. Pre-filed amendments to the three budget-related bills before the House contain limitations on private school vouchers, funding for Planned Parenthood and directives to higher education to fund centers for traditional family values if they provide funding for support centers for gay students. Debate is set to begin Thursday on House Bill 4 to erase a deficit in the current budget and on House Bill 275 to take $3.2 billion out of the state's so-called rainy day fund. Debate is set for Friday and into the weekend on House Bill 1, a bare bones spending plan for the next two years. Some of the pre-filed amendments may never be debated because there is a possibility that they are not procedurally proper for an appropriations bill. But they do show state spending is about more than just spending – or in this case cutting.
One year into his first term as mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro is emerging as perhaps the most prominent young Hispanic politician in Texas. Get ready to get used to him.
First, here’s an update from Abby Rappaport on the House: Dawnna Dukes just lost the most exciting battle thus far on her amendment to eliminate school closures. Dukes spoke at length about the troubles at Webb Elementary School and argued that some school districts don’t mind school closure. “That just…
Committee appointments will be the first real test of the Straus speakership. How many of the 149 members can he satisfy? Here are some of the problems he will face: —Straus has said that there will be no retaliation against Craddick loyalists. Good luck in keeping that promise. The ABCs…