Posted on · Members of the Texas delegation speak about their views on the upcoming presidential election and on Texas’ role in the Republican Party going forward.
Posted on · Sen. Ted Cruz delivered his speech to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night and while he endorsed much of the platform on which Donald Trump campaigned for the party’s presidential nomination, Cruz did not actually endorse Trump.
Posted on · The lieutenant governor says he has been speaking to the Trump campaign about how to win over Texans put off by the Republican nominee’s rhetoric.
Posted on · Anti-Trump delegates bet their remaining chips on getting the Republican National Convention to adopt a rule freeing them from having to support the presumptive nominee. State and national party officials dealt them a humiliating defeat.
Posted on · Texas Latinos could represent a formidable source of political power. But that potential clout hasn’t translated to large numbers of officeholders who effectively represent the community’s interests. Elizondo-Thomson helped launch Latino Texas PAC to try and change that, including getting candidates elected to office during this November's elections.
Posted on · The commissioners court appointed Meador to fill in for Judge Craig Doyal. A state review board suspended Doyal last month, following his indictment on a charge of conspiring to violate the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Posted on · The odds favor Donald Trump clinching the Republican nomination for president on the first ballot. But some delegates, including members of the Texas delegation, are hoping to force a floor fight.
Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Joe Straus are asking most state agencies to lower their 2018-2019 funding requests, as Texas grapples with falling tax revenues.
Posted on · Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a federal court to issue an injunction before the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Posted on · State Reps. Senfronia Thompson and Borris Miles and former Houston City Controller Ronald Green are running to replace Rodney Ellis as state senator from District 13.
Posted on · Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, County Commissioners Charlie Riley and Jim Clark, and a political consultant married to the county treasurer all face criminal charges for allegedly holding secret meetings on last year’s $280 million road bond referendum.
Posted on · The move by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct follows Judge Doyal’s indictment on a charge of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Posted on · Dan Patrick, who co-wrote the law while serving in the Texas Senate, called the 5-3 verdict a devastating blow for women’s safety and health.
Posted on · The demonstrators, including most of the Texas Democrats in Congress, sought a vote on a bill banning those on terrorist watch list from buying firearms. Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the chamber until after Independence Day without allowing the measure to the floor.
Posted on · Houston LGBT advocates are hoping to build closer political ties with groups that showed their solidarity in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shootings.