Taxpayers have spent millions for purifiers promoted by former governor Rick Perry. Could they have gotten the same benefits for far less money?
Texas was once a model of how to safely and economically move away from mass incarceration. Now the old politics of “law and order” are back.
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.
Was Perry the victim of pranksters or Russian kompromat?
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.
Rick Perry manages to avoid being pinned down at his Senate confirmation hearing.
Former governor Rick Perry puts on his dancing shoes.
Rick Perry takes on fellow Texan Vanilla Ice with the paso doble.
The former governor's second appearance on the show was a marked improvement from last week, but the judges still weren't impressed.
Last week, the former governor weighed in on the movement in an unexpected way.
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.
If he hustles, his story and his record could set him above the pack.
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.
A Texas city has been invaded by a blowhard.
Donald Trump’s immigration tirades are opening up doors for Rick Perry.
Texas’s former governor—and current presidential candidate--surprised some critics last week.
The one presidential candidate who absolutely can’t make mistakes made a mistake.
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.