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Dec 20, 2018

The ascendancy of Texas Democrats in 2018 - knocking off Republicans in legislative races and making statewide races more competitive than they've been in decades - will no doubt set the tone for 2019 Legislature.

At this time two years ago, Republican leadership was focused on a Convention of States to rewrite the U.S....


Dec 14, 2018

Now that much of the national conversation about politics has moved to the 2020 race for the White House, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is inching toward entering the race.

Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, Texas Public Radio Capitol reporter Ryan Poppe, and Chronicle...


Dec 7, 2018

The nation paused this week to pay tribute to former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who was laid to rest at his presidential library on the campus at Texas A&M University in College Station. 
Meantime, the Republican Party of Texas was working overtime to prove the organization is inclusive while some among their...


Nov 30, 2018

exas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced his office is suing the City of San Antonio over alleged violations of the state's ban on so-called "sanctuary cities." The move comes ahead of the next legislative session when lawmakers are expected to again debate whether to end in-state tuition for...


Nov 16, 2018

The race for Texas House Speaker was declared over this week by Rep. Dennis Bonnen, who provided a list of 109 pledges to his candidacy. He only needed 76 votes of House members to get the job, but Republicans and Democrats came together in a unique way to put him on track for election as the chamber's presiding officer...