Plus, Texas pols take pains to prove they’re still working, Rick Perry finds a new calling, and more.
Dan Patrick calls the Paw Patrol, and Dan Crenshaw sticks it to Nickelback
We stumble down memory lane, gawking at the madness and the mayhem of 2010–2019—and looking for an off-ramp.
Ever since 2014, the Alamo has become the locus of a notably less cinematic war, all raging around the controversial plan to renovate and redesign it.
Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.
Chip Roy, Chris Putnam, and the specters of Trump and Beto were also running this week.
Rick Perry says Trump is ”chosen by God.” But what if Perry were chosen to write the newest book of the Bible?
The Ukraine scandal is unfolding quickly, and quite a few Texans are playing significant roles in the drama.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the digital news startup’s CEO and co-founder discusses how a risky bet on covering Texas politics and public policy paid off.
Rick Perry, the former governor turned energy secretary, is about to have a lot of time on his hands.
Our ever-entertaining former governor has been awfully quiet for the past few years. But we knew that couldn’t last.
Plenty of people did, but not all of them are in charge of the nuclear arsenal.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has avoided the turmoil of the Trump Administration by staying out of Washington.
Chancellor John Sharp talks to Texas Monthly about a recent $2.5 billion federal contract that makes A&M accountable for ensuring the nation’s nuclear weapons will work if they are ever needed.
The current head of the Department of Energy gave his alma mater a $2.5 billion gig, and they beat out rival UT’s bid.
Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as former Texas governor Rick Perry, made the same decision several times before.
The energy secretary outlined the Trump administration’s new direction at an oil and gas conference in Houston.
Rick Perry returns from Saudi Arabia, Sen. Cornyn slips a little something nice for big oil into the tax bill, and Exxon opens its first gas stations in Mexico.
His comments come after a recent visit to South Africa.
Plus: AMD bids to make Tesla chips, Perry pushes carbon capture, and a cute promotion from a gas station in Nash.
Plus: Rick Perry’s investment in batteries, NRG layoffs, and an interactive map of wind farms.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry might head to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas holds on to the number one spot for energy consumption, and big oil and ranchers battle over water resources in West Texas.
A new focus on demand-side approaches and smarter energy management.
Plus: There's a "substantial increase" in reports about a Bastrop oil spill, Texas is leading the way in renewable energy, and a big bank decides to go green.
The current energy secretary was a big proponent of wind power as governor of Texas. The signs now point to a change of heart.
Our favorite political reads of the week.
Texans may already have paid for part of President Trump’s signature proposal.
It’s possible to be both a hero and a liar.
The state capitol's adventures in portraiture.
Perry left his second presidential run on his own terms. That alone is a victory.
Whatever GOP voters were looking for, the former Texas governor wasn't selling it.
The former Texas governor has been a product of disruption—but also its victim.
The longtime Texas governor and laughingstock of the 2012 Republican primaries failed to make it to the majors in the Fox News GOP debate. Where does that leave him in the race for the 2016 nomination?
The glasses are just the start.
Texas’s former governor—and current presidential candidate--surprised some critics last week.
By “everybody,” we mostly mean “folks in the media,” but boy, are they excited.
Former Governor Rick Perry tries to live twice, as the song says: One life for yourself and one for your dreams.
“Liberal” being a relative term, naturally.
Five Texans who would be president.
The unlimited billionaire funding of Republican presidential candidates may actually keep the race alive until the Texas primary next March.
Texas Senate votes 20-11 to turn prosecution of state officials corruption cases over to hometown judges, juries and prosecutors.
The debate over border security often is as much about political posturing as it is about policy.
Each in their own way, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Texas Governor Rick Perry have sought to avoid public disclosure of their official emails.
Former Governor Rick Perry this morning told a gathering of conservatives that Middle Eastern dictators do not take President Obama seriously because he has not been willing to secure the Texas border.
A new poll indicates Rick Perry may get a second chance with Republican voters in the presidential race. Why? Many people do not have an opinion of him.
The hot-button public health issue has some support from unexpected corners in Texas.
Greg Abbott is off to a fast start—and that is good for Texas.
Some questions about Barack Obama's explanation for his executive action on immigration, announced last week.
On Thursday, the president said that Congress had left him no choice but to act alone. Conservatives can argue otherwise.