This could be the year that Texas Democrats finally break through. (Yes, really.) But Republicans have a solid plan to stop them.
An unnamed person from an unspecified place has an unsavory point of view.
The director of a new documentary on the inimitable Texas political columnist says there’s much to be learned from her legacy.
The former Democratic kingmaker would also be happy to see a blue wave in November—but he’s not betting on it.
A Lone Star native who has lived in the Northeast for nearly four decades is nervous about socializing when she's back at home.
Despite Attorney General Ken Paxton’s advice, the agriculture commissioner won’t let go of barbecue scale enforcement.
Watch our discussion of the winners and losers of this year’s Fall-of-the-Alamo primary.
Funny or Die lines Coach Pop up to take his shot.
Just another day for the junior senator.
A weird news story gets weirder.
Texas's Democratic delegation previously acted as a united front in response to the storm. So why the change?
Would you cast your vote for Mr. Leather International, or a guy who legally changed his name to SECEDE?
A reminder of just how much the debt ceiling matters to some of our lawmakers.
Republican congressman is among the most vulnerable in the nation.
Requests for states to release voter information following President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud have sparked controversy around the country but appear quite common in Texas.
The Rooster Teeth CEO Matt Hullum takes a quick break from directing ’Lazer Team 2’ to talk about the future of the film incentives program.
The NFL is threatening to pull out of Texas when it comes to event consideration, and the governor is fighting back.
In Houston, Austin, and even Temple, senators and representatives are hearing from a section of the constituency that’s been quiet until now.
What does Texas conservatism look like after the election is over?
It’s early on in the voting process, but there’s a lot happening here nonetheless.
An ad for Travis County Commissioner is just like a deleted 'Parks & Recreation' scene.
Tacos with a side of civic engagement.
After its Houston convention, the Green Party is aiming to gather the Bernie-or-Bust momentum.
The newly elected Dallas County GOP chair announced his resignation this week, while the Travis County party head wears his jester’s cap.
In his resignation, he denied that his statement had a racial element. Let’s talk about the history of the word ”thug.”
Three years after Wendy Davis’s filibuster, Texas’s anti-abortion law is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
That’s one way to do outreach to voters who may feel alienated by the presumptive Republican nominee for President.
Some frequently asked questions, and even a handful of answers.
The odds aren't great, but according to booking sites they're there.
The sad, but triumphant post-rock band from Austin is the latest group to find their music in the hands of politicians.
The former San Antonio mayor has been waiting in the wings for the past four years—and the 2016 talk is heating up.
Oh, what a time to be alive.
His headlines might not be as incendiary as Trump's, but Ted Cruz is still making a splash.
By the looks of it, McNair is more concerned with political influence than a winning team.
First question: Who are the 38%?
A mailer sent out during an Austin City Council runoff makes this weird question relevant once more.
Citing space concerns, the Hidalgo County Democrats in Precinct 4 say they had to be judicious about the candidates they put on the form.
Making a whole lot of people uncomfortable.
Davis's latest ad has caused a lot of controversy. Is she wrong in bringing up Abbott's accident?
On a panel about the "Women's Health Debate," Texas House candidate Molly White insisted to Dukes that women who haven't had abortions couldn't understand their impact—so Dukes revealed her own history with the procedure.
The big news out of the gubernatorial campaign has got a lot of people talking—but is it anything worth saying?
Yesterday, Davis told a radio station that she's a Cowboys fan, which led the Abbott campaign to call her a flip-flopper, in one of the sillier press releases of this campaign season.
And the coverage of it by the media.
The Motor City Madman has been called many things over the past few decades, but until last week, you couldn't call him phony.
Two quirky politics stories from the southernmost part of the state aren't doing the region any favors.
“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.” – Rick Perry, always thinking about college football (just like all of us). (From the Wall Street Journal. For the back story, read Erica Greider’s Thursday column.)…
State legislators propose a bill that would allow communities to raise taxes in order to fund the school security measures they prefer.
State politicians propose solutions ranging from arming teachers to praying for protection.
The Governor will hold a press conference with Texas Right to Life in Houston today to personally offer his support for more restrictions on abortion in the state.