A bipartisan group of lawyers led by former Texas Solicitor General James C. Ho plans to file an amicus brief on Monday morning asking a judge to dismiss the case against Gov. Rick Perry.
After the winners of Tuesday’s elections are sworn in, there will be only seven white Democrats left in the Texas Legislature. That complicates the party's efforts to attract independent voters if it is unable to argue that it represents all Texans, including Anglos.
Thousands of Texans who voted in 2010 did not come back to do it again in 2014, and most of those voted for the Democratic candidate for governor four years ago. At the same time, another kind of voting — mail ballots — is booming.
UPDATED: State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte is also thinking about a mayoral run, she acknowledged Sunday afternoon.
If you want to know how the officeholders you elected on Tuesday will govern, look at how they ran and what the voters responded to.
Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign pulled back the curtain this week on its exhaustive ground game and voter targeting efforts. The campaign credits those efforts for aiding the Republican's strong showing among Hispanics and his eye-popping margin of victory — 20 points — over Democrat Wendy Davis.
With the midterm elections behind him, President Obama said he was ready to take executive action to prevent many undocumented immigrants from being deported, which analysts said could benefit Texas' agricultural, construction and service industries.
Texas is ready to start handing out $2 billion in seed money for water projects, more than a year after voters approved a constitutional amendment tapping into excess oil and gas tax revenues.
In her failed bid for governor, Democrat Wendy Davis followed a tradition going back well over a decade of gubernatorial candidates attempting to paint their opponent as an "Austin insider."
Gov. Rick Perry appeared in court Thursday to watch his attorneys, armed with plenty of theater, try to convince a judge that the prosecutor pursuing abuse-of-power charges against him was improperly sworn in.
At a Thursday pre-trial hearing on Rick Perry's abuse of power indictment, all eyes will be on the Texas governor, who is expected to make his first appearance in court.
Texas voters have picked the agriculture commissioner for more than a century. But is that a good idea in a state almost 90 percent urban?
Many Texas Democrats had said that Wendy Davis was the kind of candidate who could at least move the needle for the party, which had not won a statewide race since 1994. But failed tactics and other issues helped doom Davis' 2014 bid for governor.
Battleground Texas launched nearly two years ago with the goal of turning reliably red Texas into a purple state where Democrats could compete. But after the 2014 general election, Texas looks redder than ever. So what went wrong?
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Texas Enterprise Fund, which has given hundreds of millions of dollars to companies looking to relocate to Texas, should be “thoroughly re-evaluated.”
Twenty-nine Texans who weren't in the state Legislature last session will take their seats as new members of the Texas House and Senate in January. All but three of them are Republicans. Explore our list of fresh faces.
Denton on Tuesday became the state’s first city to ban hydraulic fracturing, setting up a high profile property clash likely to be fought in courtrooms and the Legislature.
For the third time in as many elections, CD-23 is changing changed hands, this time going back to the GOP after challenger Will Hurd ousted incumbent Democrat Pete Gallego.
Wendy Davis on Tuesday lost a bit more than her gubernatorial race. Her vacated Texas senate seat flipped to Republicans on a rough night for Democrats in legislative races.
Texas voters reasserted themselves in the face of ballyhooed Democratic voter turnout efforts: This remains — emphatically — a Republican state.
Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday he is recommending that the state should implement a new classification system for monitoring health care workers and others returning from West African nations dealing with the Ebola outbreak.
Greg Abbott supporters who dialed into a Monday evening tele-townhall were exhorted to get out the vote on Tuesday, lest Democratic opponent Wendy Davis usher into Texas the evils of liberalism and Barack Obama.
It's Election Day, and Texans will turn over every statewide executive office, settle some locally important legislative and congressional races, and decide on issues like transportation funding.
Gov. Rick Perry has no legal right to a transcript of what witnesses told the grand jury that indicted him, prosecutors told a judge Monday, and Perry's bid to have his indictment thrown out is legally flawed.
Lawyers for a schizophrenic Texas death row inmate want their client evaluated before his scheduled execution next month.
President Obama on Monday urged Democratic voters to turn out on Election Day for Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte, the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, warning in a conference call that voter apathy would ensure Republicans retain control in Texas.
After Tuesday's general election, political observers will examine voter turnout and exit poll data, seeking insights into where Texas is politically, and where it may be headed. Here are the questions most drawing their attention.
As officials in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez celebrate a drop in crime in the Mexican border city, residents in nearby Guadalupe, Chihuahua continue fleeing to Texas in droves amid continuing violence and corruption.
Green Party candidate Emily Sanchez has few resources in her bid for U.S. Senate. What she does have is a nickname, SpicyBrown, that voters will see on the ballot.
Texas’ drilling boom has transformed the state’s economy. But its environmental impacts have created headaches — sometimes literally — for some South Texans. One rancher is taking matters into his own hands.
Attorney General Greg Abbott voted for himself in Austin on Thursday, then confidently predicted he would reach his goal of a strong finish in heavily Latino South Texas.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, is reaching out to voters in conservative hotbeds in North and East Texas — a nod to Democrats’ dependence on increasing voter turnout in statewide races.
In his second race after switching to the GOP, incumbent state Rep. J.M. Lozano thinks HD-43 voters are more comfortable with his party choice. But Democratic challenger Kim Gonzalez isn't going to let it go.
As San Antonio's City Council prepares to vote on a controversial water pipeline, new emails fuel concern that the project might not be necessary.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced Wednesday that the city will withdraw its subpoenas of five pastors who opposed a rule banning discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Months after Texas beefed up its border security presence in the Rio Grande Valley, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to know what it would cost to expand the projects through 2016.
Buoyed by recent polling numbers in the Texas governor's race, Republican nominee Greg Abbott touted his support among female voters during a Wednesday campaign stop, less than a week before the Nov. 4 election.
While a large majority of Texas voters would allow either gay marriages or civil unions, gay marriages alone still have more opposition than support, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The legendary oilman reflects on plunging oil prices, cranky folks in Denton and silly congressmen.
Former San Antonio gang member Miguel Angel Paredes was executed Tuesday for his role in a 2002 slaying that left three people dead.
Texas regulators on Tuesday tightened rules for wells that dispose of oilfield waste, a response to the spate of earthquakes that have rattled North Texas.
Requiring voters to show a photo ID has proved controversial in the federal courts, but the law is popular with Texas voters, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Texas voters favor it by a 3-to-1 margin, even though 38 percent say it decreases voter turnout.
Nine months into a federal pilot program created to reduce wait times at international ports of entry, operators of bridges on the Texas-Mexico border say it appears to be accomplishing that goal.
Gov. Rick Perry took his national ambition to California Monday, bemoaning what he described as a country adrift at home and abroad and predicting that Americans will demand dramatic change in the next presidential election. Perry hit on job creation, foreign policy, energy and more.
Using oil and gas tax money for transportation — instead of sending all of that money to the state's Rainy Day Fund — appears to be just fine with the state's voters, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The second infrastructure amendment to the state constitution has the support of more than two-thirds of likely voters.
Even if Texas Republicans sweep this year's statewide races, there are ways to figure out whether and where Democratic organizing efforts have made any headway. Or there will be, once the results are in.
Catholicism remains the religion of choice for most people in El Paso, but membership in the church has declined. How the church adapts to modern societal beliefs will be reflected by what happens to its membership there.
More than 200 artifacts tied to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo will return to San Antonio — some for the first time in 178 years — this week, courtesy of British rock star Phil Collins.
The Texas Department of Transportation has ended its controversial program aimed at converting some badly damaged paved roads to gravel, more than a year after the launch of the initiative drew national attention to the agency's budget troubles.
In a month, the State Board of Education will take a final vote on the social studies textbooks that will be used in the state's public schools for the next eight years.