Political fights can get ugly, but the grappling over who will get the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor got particularly unsightly last Friday. Up until then, both the remaining candidates, State Sen. Dan Patrick and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, had done their best to embarrass and ... More >>
One day this summer, it must have been, a certain Mr. Craig Hlavaty brought a book he had found at a Houston-area thrift shop called (the) Genuine Texas Handbook into the office. This book is about everything you ever loved about Texas in the early '80s condensed into 200-something pages -- big hair ... More >>
Texas gives to the world, and eventually the people who do the giving die. Such was the case in 2011, when at least nine notable Texans joined the Choir Invisible, the Great Majority, the dead. Without them, there would no Weed-Eaters, and perhaps the greatest college football/politician scandal ev ... More >>
The next senator from Texas?Great news if you're a fan of inept political campaigns, or if you just want less awful announcing on your TV. Craig James, ESPN college football analyst who was personally involved in two ugly college football scndals of varying degrees, is running to replace Kay ... More >>
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
Most politicians, once their days in government service are over, go on to less public but nonetheless luractive careers in the private sector. They serve on corporate boards, become presidents of universities, or enjoy a quiet retirement. Sure, they can't all be Jimmy Carter, parlaying a lengthy p ... More >>
A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.
Veteran Danburg tries to hang on against Wong in the new 134th District
Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?
Judge Ted Poe's shame-based punishments have brought him fame and the D.A.'s job...if he wants it
Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.
Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?
TSU struggles on as insiders battle detractors both within and outside the school's front gates
Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas
Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?
Tom DeLay, the bug man from Sugar Land, has always despised environmental regulation. Now, as House majority whip, he's in a position to do something about it.
A law of good intent goes unused, and proponents say that's left victims further victimized
The GOP tried to peddle a story about Ann Richards' own "Willie Horton," but the state's press corps wasn't buying
Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.
Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.