Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller appears to be in the most financially competitive statewide primary, with his challenger reporting a higher cash-on-hand number heading into 2018. Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Land Commissioner George P. Bush all reported having far more campaign funds than their primary challengers.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Marissa, Aliyya and Patrick about the state's abysmal maternal mortality rate, its crisis in special education, and Gov. Greg Abbott's beef with a Houston state legislator.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an official, nonbinding opinion Wednesday saying school districts cannot provide transportation to get students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational purpose.
Anguish over property taxes is at or near the top of the list of what politicians hear most often from Texans. This is not a complicated part of the civic compact: Voters are peeved. Politicians aim to please. Lowering taxes would make a politician popular with voters.
Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, on Tuesday said he would file legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation and beef up border enforcement. The move comes as federal lawmakers face a Friday deadline to pass a measure to keep the federal government functioning.
Penny Schwinn, who oversees Texas Education Agency policy on special education, is a finalist for Massachusetts education commissioner — a month after a special education contract she spearheaded took a nosedive.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit annual local governments' property tax revenue growth to 2.5 percent. To increase revenue beyond that, governments would need approval from two-thirds of voters.
After a months-long investigation, the Tribune found that the state's data on maternal mortality is a moving target, that the number of women dying during or after pregnancy is still rising and that the state has missed opportunities to improve women's health programs.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White raised over $200,000 during the first three weeks of his campaign, while one of his better-known primary opponents, Lupe Valdez, took in a quarter of that over roughly the same period.
After months of internal uproar and a letter from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the University of Texas at Austin said Friday its China center will not accept funding from a Hong Kong-based foundation that Cruz said helps spread Chinese government propaganda abroad.
In Texas’ largest city and its suburbs, Hurricane Harvey is a key issue for both incumbents and candidates, as they try to convince voters they can best represent a region that continues to reel from last year’s devastating hurricane.
Candidates run to the things that help them, run away from the things that hurt them and leave the rest alone. Republicans are not running from President Donald Trump, an indication they don't think voters want them to.
In the wake of a federal report finding Texas was failing its kids with disabilities, educators say the state is to blame and that Texas legislators first suggested cutting back special education services to keep costs low.
Democrat Lupe Valdez, campaigning for governor in San Antonio, defended her record as Dallas County Sheriff, said Gov. Greg Abbott's 2015 swipe at her on sanctuary cities hadn't changed a thing and said a Democratic rival needs to "make up his mind" on where he stands on abortion rights.