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Jun 29, 2018

This week's hodgepodge of Texas political news includes Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's legal troubles and his fight with the Fort Worth School District over sex ed curriculum. There are also special elections playing out across the state to replace "disgraced" politicians, namely former Sen. Carlos Uresti...


Jun 23, 2018

The Texas Democratic Party met in Fort Worth this weekend to hammer out their platform and celebrate their slate of candidates for the fall.
The crowd in the convention hall was on their feet for big Democratic stars like Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro, as well as the party's nominees for governor and lieutenant...


Jun 16, 2018

A fight over party chair, saluting President Trump; The inside skinny, direct from the GOP state convention in San Antonio

Two years ago, nobody wanted to talk about The Donald, even as he was winning his takeover bid of the Republican Party.

At this year's Republican state convention — billed as "the largest state...


Jun 7, 2018

President Trump thinks Texas sightseers were the reason that thousands of Coast Guard rescues, but chagrined Houston officials have another thought: Next storm, we’ll push Trump out into Galveston Bay in a small boat to watch the storm blow in. Republicans are feuding as they head into their state convention and...


Jun 1, 2018

Never let it be said that Ted Cruz can't be a fun guy.

In a week when most of Texas' Republican leadership was focused on ramping up school safety, in the aftermath of a May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead and 13 wounded, the Lone Star State's junior senator was challenging late-night TV host...