Politics

Larger Democratic Minority Poised To Push Texas Legislature Closer To Center

Posted on · Democrats picked up 12 seats in the Texas House of Representatives, giving them a greater voice in choosing Speaker Joe Straus’ replacement. They also elected two new senators, which could make it harder for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to advance conservative priorities.

Texas Elections 2018

Two House Democrats Say They’ll Run To Replace Sylvia Garcia In The Texas Senate

Posted on · Houston Democrat Sylvia Garcia hasn't yet stepped down from her Texas Senate seat after winning her congressional primary Tuesday, but Houston state Reps. Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado have already said they plan to run for it

Houston Matters

Full Show: First Senate Hearing On Harvey, And Uncovering Texas Special Ed Caps (Oct. 16, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn more about the first Texas Senate hearings on Harvey, which are taking place today in New Caney. And News 88.7’s Laura Isensee takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the Houston Chronicle uncovered the state's arbitrary caps on special education services.