Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick added police safety and jail safety issues, as well as sanctuary cities and veteran benefits to the Senate's to-do list Friday ahead of the next scheduled legislative session in 2017.Full Story
After weeks of legal filings and procedural moves on both sides, a judge has given the go-ahead for a hearing in the lawsuit between University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven and Regent Wallace Hall.
A federal appeals court has blocked a major Obama administration clean water rule, handing a victory to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other states trying to drown it in court.
The former Democratic gubernatorial candidate confirms that she's working on a pilot for a show that would be loosely based on her life.Full Story
Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign raised $12.2 million in the third quarter of this year, an aide to the Texas senator said late Thursday.Full Story
Following in the footsteps of Harris County and the city of Dallas, the state announced Thursday it is suing Volkswagen in connection with the German automaker's admitted use of software that allowed its vehicles to circumvent emissions limits.Full Story
Sources told the Tribune that U.S. Reps. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, Mike Conaway, R-Midland, are considering bids for the gavel after U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew from the speaker’s race on Thursday.Full Story
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday began to detail interim charges for the Texas Senate, signaling he would like members to revisit some unfinished business from the most recent legislative session.Full Story
The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday morning to review a state tax on small cigarette manufacturers, known collectively as "Small Tobacco."Full Story
Today is the first day of our fall membership drive — a nine-day period in which we'll raise, ideally, $100,000 to enable the sort of civic journalism you've come to expect from Team Texas Tribune.Full Story
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is saying he does not believe Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will win the GOP nomination, an unusually candid assessment of a rival he has sought to portray as a close ally.
In the Roundup: A textbook publisher agrees to change a caption related to the history of slavery, several Texas lawmakers explain how God guides their governance and a court will determine whether Rick Perry’s indictment should be dismissed.Full Story
Texas will receive the most inmates being freed early from prison in the largest-ever one-time federal prison release, an effort by officials to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received severe sentences.
State leaders are sending a signal that lawmakers are going to continue walking the margins between church and state, and religion and politics, through another election and legislative cycle.Full Story
The leader of the Senate Democrats says it's time to pass the baton, Ted Cruz hits an organizational milestone in early voting states and a candidate drops from next week's controversial SD-24 forum — all that and more in the latest issue of our subscriber-only newsletter for political insiders ($).Full Story
This week on The Ticket: Jay Root and Ben Philpott revisit Bernie Sanders' years as mayor of Burlington, Vt., and talk to UT-Austin pollster Jim Henson on the Sanders surge.Full Story
A Washington-based interest group is setting up shop in Texas to try and persuade lawmakers — and the people who usher them into office — to change their tone on U.S.-Cuba relations.Full Story
Texas swings from conservative to very conservative every two years. The turnout is higher when there is a presidential race on the ballot, and the state's Republicans are a little less dominant those years.Full Story