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Texas Take

Jan 26, 2018

After a three-day shutdown of the federal government, Congress is back at working trying to resolve the issue that triggered it: What to do with The Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants that were brought to this country by their parents.

Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who has been working on a compromise solution to...


Jan 19, 2018

Within hours after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott rolled out his plan put the brakes on skyrocketing property taxes in Texas, to GOP cheering, Democrats and a variety of other groups were shooting at it right and left.

Lupe Valdez, at an Austin forum a day later, appeared to leave open the door to perhaps raising taxes --...


Jan 13, 2018

As the elbowing among dozens of little-known Texas candidates in both parties intensifies as they scramble to get attention just eight weeks before the election, President Trump is again stealing the limelight with an explosive remark featuring an expletive.

Just days earlier, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared on a...


Jan 4, 2018

As U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz touts the Republican-pushed tax cuts recently approved in Washington, he predicts that Texans will see more in their paychecks by next month. A prophecy, he calls it, that will refute the claims of Democrats who opposed the cuts.

With the spring primary elections in Texas just weeks away, fireworks...