Long criticized for his political caution, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member had a profound effect on the presidential primary.
Castro’s presidential ambitions have ended, but Texas has likely not heard the last of him.
Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.
The former San Antonio mayor didn’t qualify, but he still made his presence felt.
At a temp encampment in Matamoros, asylum seekers subject to Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy wait in fear and boredom.
Some Texas Democrats are quietly urging the former San Antonio mayor to drop his White House bid, but many Hispanics wish him to fight on.
Beto vs. Julian, Castro tries to shank Biden, why the debate format sucks, and (bonus!) a snoozy Latinos for Trump rally.
In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, party leaders expect the presidential candidates to address racism and immigration.
An analysis of the two Texan presidential candidates’ rally songs.
He's unlikely to win the presidential nomination, but after years of false starts he is becoming a leader in the Democratic party.
O'Rourke and Castro's polling in Texas is virtually unchanged from a month ago. That’s good news for only one of them.
A secret Facebook group full of racist memes includes the head of Border Patrol, Elizabeth Warren promises sweeping reform, and the acting head of Homeland Security contradicts the agency's own watchdog.
Texas Democrats still love Beto O’Rourke. In polls of the state, he leads every candidate in the field except Joe Biden. His improbable 2018 Senate campaign, which earned him more votes than any Democrat in the history of Texas, still carries a lot of goodwill in…
The debate had the feel, at times, of an episode of Survivor—the little guys teaming up to clear their ranks before the real fight begins.
Seven Democratic hopefuls are within striking distance of Trump, with Joe Biden leading the pack.
Rosie Castro is known in San Antonio as a firebrand political activist. Her son is a cautious career politician running for president. But don’t let appearances deceive you—they’re fighting the same fight.
A Joaquin Castro candidacy instantly makes next year's Senate race competitive, observers say.
A recent poll of Texas voters shows opinions about President Trump’s wall depend on where in the state you live.
The former San Antonio mayor threw his hat in the ring during a formal announcement Saturday.
The former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member said he will announce his intentions in January.
Castro has been enormously politically adept ahead of an expected run. O’Rourke’s popularity could present new challenges.
On our latest podcast, the former mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development talks Beto, the Texas legislature, and how he'd run a campaign against Trump in 2020.
In his forthcoming memoir, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member recalls leaving Texas for college at Stanford.
Some thoughts on the Democrats as their national convention opens.
As the Democratic primary winds down, speculation on who frontrunner Hillary Clinton might select as a running mate ramps up—and there are some surprising names on the list.
The odds aren't great, but according to booking sites they're there.
The former San Antonio mayor has been waiting in the wings for the past four years—and the 2016 talk is heating up.
The HUD secretary doesn’t think he’ll be picked and isn’t sure if he’d say yes.
San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, is not as charismatic as her predecessor. But that doesn’t mean she’s a pushover.
Looks like San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro may be heading to Washington, and Texas Senator Robert Duncan is bound for Texas Tech. What does that mean for local politics?
Last night's debate suggested that Texans still recoil at divisive rhetoric on illegal immigration--and that Republicans know it.
I watched the debate on immigration between Dan Patrick and Julian Castro last night. Erica is also going to write about it today, but in my mind it didn’t really settle anything though it did raise a long-lingering issue. During the course of the debate, Patrick said that…
Julián Castro makes his first trip to the Indianola steak fry.
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?
On January 30, Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, released a poll on the U.S. Senate race in Texas. Did someone just say, What U.S. Senate race in Texas? Well, PPP surveyed John Cornyn’s prospects of keeping his seat against four Democratic opponents. As PPP put it, most…
Cruz cruises, Wendy Davis holds on, Pete Gallego scores an upset, Karl Rove gets cranky, and six other election highlights from around the state and country.
San Antonio joins Chicago as the first two cities to get health-conscious soda vending machines.
And San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro fired back, suggesting Annise Parker was just jealous.
Julián Castro's speech at the Democratic National Convention brought on a wave of nostalgia about Ann Richards, the last Texan to grace that stage.
What people are saying about the San Antonio mayor's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
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.
1. Dear Houston, Back in February, Jeremy Lin was the king of my hometown, and the Knicks were vowing to do whatever it took to keep him around a long, long time. And then, boom, five months later he was headed to the Rockets. The Knicks? They never even…
The 42nd president charmed a crowd of 3,000 gathered in South San Antonio High School's gymnasium Thursday afternoon.
The San Antonio mayor will be the first Hispanic to give this speech.
The mayor of San Antonio shows us where he works.
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.
“The great cities of the world are not defined by one or two ethnicities, religions, or backgrounds. It must be that way for San Antonio as well.”