Our diverse big cities and suburbs are driving the state forward. Our leaders need to let Houston be Houston and Beaumont be Beaumont.
The closest vote of Texas' legislative session concerned face coverings and the ability of the governor and county officials to deal with a future pandemic.
Provisions of Senate Bill 7 would require some naturalized citizens to prove their right to vote.
Until 1968, a Married Texas Woman Couldn’t Own Property or Start a Business Without Her Husband’s Permission. This Dallas Attorney Changed That.
Louise Raggio fought to pass a landmark law that gave equal rights to Texas women.
The annual mock-government summer camp—which I attended in 1995—hits the national spotlight thanks to an engaging new documentary.
The booming suburbs of Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio could change the distribution of power in the state.
The Sundance Film Festival award winner follows teenagers from across Texas as they convene in Austin for an immersive lesson in government.
Beto & co. came up embarrassingly short, but the result probably doesn’t say all that much about November.
Now that races for the March primary are (mostly) set, here are a few things worth keeping an eye on.
What Poncho Nevarez’s cocaine problem tells us about corruption and impunity at the Texas Capitol.
The secretly recorded meeting between Dennis Bonnen and Michael Quinn Sullivan shows how Texas political operators talk behind closed doors.
The growing controversy around Bonnen's quid pro quo is about much more than palace intrigue. Fundamentally, it concerns unethical, possibly criminal, behavior on the part of the speaker.
The Speaker and the Creeper: Everything You Need to Know About the Craziest Texas Political Scandal in Years
House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offers a masterclass in how to lose friends and alienate your allies in just a few easy steps.
MQS isn't the most trustworthy person in Texas politics, but Bonnen has done a poor job offering an alternative narrative about what transpired.
We reached out to prosecutors for all 254 Texas counties to ask whether they will still prosecute marijuana cases.
On Monday, the Senate passed a proposal to add four more writing tests and tie school funding directly to third-grade test results.
Despite Representative Celia Israel’s emotional, personal testimony, her bill to curtail the discredited practice has little chance of becoming law.
A step towards a less partisan future. Or at least a furrier, friendlier one.
The Legislature remains far from allowing recreational use, but baby steps toward decriminalization could come this session.
The $119.12 billion two-year estimate is the first step in the Texas Legislature's budgeting process.
The Power Issue: Hector De Leon Is Fighting the Tea Party in the Name of Fiscal Conservativism—and Winning
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.
The nation’s high court will consider whether Texas legislative and congressional districts discriminate against minorities.
He’s not wrong about that, but is this an opportunity to reconsider gambling laws?
The Legislature is leaving unspent $18 billion that could go to further tax cuts or repairs to infrastructure or even, perhaps, to education.
Seems like a #GreatUseOfTime, #right?
But just how warmly will he be received by his colleagues and constituents?
From (HB) 1 to ($)15.2 billion, we revisit a few of the state's biggest stories in 2011 by examining the numbers.
The Texas Legislative Black Caucus is not happy with proposed interim House map, but some argue that African Americans are fairly represented.