Selecting the Texans for our Power Issue was a tough challenge. Here are the individuals on our long list.
A self-made McAllen millionaire isn’t shy about giving money to both parties.
The Houston mayor understands the wisdom of maintaining good relations even with people you disagree with again and again.
The McAllen nun fights fiercely for the dignity of immigrants.
America’s wealthiest black person is a tech investor with an eye for value.
The world-champion gymnast from Spring is taking misogyny to the mat.
The Houston Astros owner probably isn’t too worried that his team didn’t go all the way this year—he’s settling in for the long haul.
The Associated Republicans of Texas co-chair is out to prove that clashing with Dan Patrick doesn’t make you a Republican In Name Only.
How three R&B singers and a rapper turned themselves into Texas’s biggest brand ambassadors.
The San Antonio Twitter legend mobilizes a quarter-million followers to advocate for social justice (and sell a few books).
The University of Houston chancellor can’t stop, won’t stop.
These two state legislators just might hold the key to the coming legislative session.
The president of Dallas’s Paul Quinn College serves the underserved.
The Austin designer’s eponymous company is worth $1 billion—and she’s not stopping yet.
A Houston couple brings the ”Moneyball” philosophy to social change.
The president and CEO of Houston’s Episcopal Health Foundation has some bold ideas for retooling our medical system.
The El Pasoan who would be senator isn’t done yet.
The Austin man behind Sweet Leaf Tea and Deep Eddy Vodka isn’t done populating your local grocery shelf.
The socially conservative Midland oil man has been putting a lot of money into the fight for the GOP’s soul.
From gymnast Simone Biles and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner to political megadonor Tim Dunn, here are 31 Texans who are changing the way we think about politics, education, food, philanthropy, and, well, pretty much everything else.
As radio and television stop breaking new bands, the curator behind Austin City Limits Music Festival’s crowd-drawing lineups has become a major player in the popscape.
The Dallas executive is trying to make sure the 139-year-old company sticks around for another 139 years.
A controversial Dallas civil rights lawyer is holding police accountable—and being held accountable, too.
How the Texas Organizing Project is transforming the electoral landscape.
The wildly popular Houston author and speaker is staring down the ”sin” and ”ungodliness” in her own denomination.
The Rackspace founder is turning his attention to civic development—with very fast results.
The CEO of Austin’s WP Engine says her company doesn’t look like most tech outfits—and that’s one reason it’s so successful.